Bungonia Gorge Moonrise Sunset by Ian English

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Taken the evening before the previous shot with a full moon rising in the east and reflected colour from the sunset in the west.
Nikon D700 24-70 f2.8 tripod
ISO 200 f16 @26mm 1/14th – 6 sec 9 x RAW files tonemapped in Nik HDR Efex Pro and adjusted in PS CS5 with Nik plugins
Featured in: Red Bubble Rumbles 21 Oct 12 Featured in: Destination Australia 21 Oct 12
Featured in: Rural NSW 27 Oct 12

Bungonia State Conservation Area (NSW Australia) covers a strip of the Southern Tablelands from the spectacular limestone country east of Marulan, southwards along the escarpment to the west of the Shoalhaven River.
Central to the area is the Bungonia Gorge – a deep chasm carved in the limestone rocks, which themselves are full of limestone caves.
The area was once part of the ocean floor (which is where the limestone formed) and was uplifted at the time the Great Dividing Range was formed.


sunset, full moon, gorge, landscape, hdr, red bubble rumble, ian english

I’m a Sydney based photographer. Photographic interests are the outdoors, people, action, HDR and creative works as well as pretty much everything I guess.

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  • Stephen  Nicholson
    Stephen Nicho...almost 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture Ian

  • Thanks a lot Stephen !!

    – Ian English

  • Arfan Habib
    Arfan Habibalmost 2 years ago

    What a beauty mate! Superb capture!

  • Cheers Arfan appreciate your comment !!!

    – Ian English

  • Ian Berry
    Ian Berryalmost 2 years ago

    Love the detail, depth & tones here Ian.

  • Thanks a lot Ian :)

    – Ian English

  • Philip Johnson
    Philip Johnsonalmost 2 years ago

    looking good Ian dont forget to add to red bubble rumble group

  • Done Philip, thanks :)

    – Ian English

  • Phil Woodman
    Phil Woodmanalmost 2 years ago

    Nice one Ian, perhaps a judge would suggest you use a stepladder to seperate the foreground just a little from the far background top feft of the image. The image would look fantastic blown up on a large canvas.
    Phil W.

  • Thanks a lot Phil. I wouldn’t like to have a step ladder on this lookout as it is right on the edge of a really serious cliff. Know what you are saying though and some more height would improve the perspective !!

    – Ian English

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 2 years ago

    Breathtakingly beautiful !

  • Thanks very much m’dear :)))

    – Ian English

  • Lorraine Creagh
    Lorraine Creaghalmost 2 years ago

    Wow…amazing looking place. Nice shot Ian.

  • It is amazing Lorraine and I would love to get down in the gorge. Many thanks :))

    – Ian English

  • SusanAdey
    SusanAdeyalmost 2 years ago

    Congratulations, Ian! Your work has been featured in Destination Australia. Nice colour and the moon is a nice touch. :)

  • Thanks so much Susan :)

    – Ian English

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignalmost 2 years ago

    Thank you for adding your work to The Best of RedBubble!

  • Thank you very much !!

    – Ian English

  • Mieke Boynton
    Mieke Boyntonalmost 2 years ago

    Wonderful! What an impressive view, Ian!!

  • Thanks Mieke, hard to get the perspective on this place, it is awesomely huge !!

    – Ian English

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