Magic in the mountains

Blue Mountain Winter Magic Festival 30

The Blue Mountains Winter Magic Festival is held each year around the winter solstice, and is a community event that brings artists, musicians, drummers, dancers and the wider community together.

The sense of fun amongst people who were gathering for the parade was fantastic, with singers, drummers and a samba group all creating as much noise as possible. The effort people had put into their costumes was tremendous, and I was particularly struck by the drum corp, who managed to keep in character and drum out the beat for everyone to march to.

The Three Sisters at Dawn

The Three Sisters at Dawn - FujiFilm X-E1 + XF35mm f1.4

I am finding my eye is drawn more and more towards black and white for landscapes, particularly when the rolling hills and mist are composed of such subtle tones.

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The Three Sisters at Dawn - FujiFilm X-E1 + XF35mm f1.4