Local indigenous people call this place Kwarre Tnemaye (which translates as Girl Standing) and it is a special place for native women. Clearly they know how to choose a really good spot to get away from men and have some time alone. Non indigenous people know this spectacular place in Glen Helen Gorge as The Organ Pipes.
I had visited this spot several times when there was very little water in the river. On this visit I was fortunate to be there after rain. Well before sunrise I swam through the gorge with my camera gear in a dry sack, then hiked to this location. The golden glow of the rising sun was a prelude to this defining moment. When the sun cleared the eastern wall, it lit the scene like a grand crescendo. It was as if the organ pipes had come alive and were playing a majestic symphony to the morning.