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(Photo: Mark Clinton)

Dawn Patrol Down Under

Australia's Greater Blue Mountains offer an unforgettable view just four hours from Sydney

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The often overlooked Greater Blue Mountains roll through eastern Australia, just four hours west of Sydney. One winter afternoon, two friends and I set out from Sydney in hopes of being in the mountains for first light the following morning.

We made it, and after a 30-minute hike from our car, I circled back to an overlook in hopes of capturing the sun piercing through layers of fog as they swept over the mountains. I was rewarded with this image of a friend looking into the distance.

TOOLS: Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Sigma 50mm 1.4, 1/400 second, f/7.1, ISO 100

Lead Photo: Mark Clinton