We are all looking for that wonderful view, that background that just sets the photo off. It might be the one where the sun is just rising or setting and gives off that warm splash of colour, it might be that shot where you hope to catch a flash of lightning or it could be the one where you are above the clouds and all you can see is the snow covered tops of mountains. Whatever it might be, if you haven’t found it yet, then these next three locations might just be what you are looking for.
In The Treetops – Illawarra Fly, Treetop Walk, Australia
At the Illawarra Fly, Treetop Walk you can get just about every scenery picture imagined depending on what time of year you visit. Perhaps not for those with a fear of heights, unless you are making it your goal to conquer that fear. This 500 meter walk is set among the canopies of Australia’s temperate and Southern Highlands, hovering about 25 meters above the ground.
Up this high you’ll be surrounded by eucalyptus, sassafras, blackwood and mulberry, add to this the fantastic opportunities for catching a glimpse of the kookaburras, cockatoos and rosellas that live in these areas. For something a little higher up, you can climb Knights Tower which takes you another 20 meters up so you are well above the trees for that perfect view.
On a Knife Point – Knife-Edge Point, Victoria Falls, Zambia
For the thrill seeking photographer or perhaps someone just wanting to experience something a little different, then go to Zambia and have a look at Victoria falls. This is one waterfall where you can get so close that you need a raincoat to keep all the spray off you. There are some wonderful photo opportunities from the walkways and as always, the chance to get a beautiful rainbow in the picture.
Victoria Falls, also known to the locals as Mosi-oa-Tunya, is the Zambezi’s death plunge, which is the point at which the water throws itself over the rock face to snake into gorges all the way to the ground. For the best views of this waterfall you will have to ask to go to Knife-Edge Point where you will walk over a footbridge to gaze at the falls and the churning abyss below.
Adrenaline Rush – Aiguille Du Midi, Chamonix, France
Theres the extreme and then there is the really extreme and Aiguille Du Midi would have to be in the really extreme category. In fact it is a spiky mountain 3842m high, up in the snow, you can get there by cablecar from the town of Chamonix which is right at the valley bottom so you get a really good view of all the scenery on your way up to the very top which only takes 20 minutes, so be sure to have your camera at the ready.
The wonderful thing about this is that even if you have never climbed a mountain before, you can still stand at the peak and admire the view without ever having worked up a sweat.