Cockatoo Island Machine shop, Sydney Australia. An amazing place to photograph, changed my outlook on photography and made me keener to learn more.

Nikon D90, Nikkor 18-55mm VR, 3 exposures of mtr, -2 & +2, HDR’d in Photomatix, Iphoto.


  • ozzzywoman
    ozzzywomanover 5 years ago

    This is great Leigh, I like your style of HDR.

  • Thanks Ozzzy, that’s a great compliment :) The Cockatoo Island trip has inspired me to get better at HDR and photography in general.

    – Leigh Nelson

  • Jeff Catford
    Jeff Catfordover 5 years ago

    Wonderful. Even amongst all the machinery, with the busy backdrop of the shed and being dwarfed by the chunky, massive yellow press, you’ve still kept that bloke centre stage and the hero of the piece. Man and Machine indeed.
    Tops! I love it.

  • Thanks Jeff :) I think I got lucky with the light, but yeah having that bloke there really makes the shot.

    – Leigh Nelson

  • ericseyes
    ericseyesover 5 years ago

    Fantastic old structure. Imagine it’s heyday!

  • Thanks Eric. Yes, I think the workshop would have been quite an impressive sight and a hive of activity in it’s heyday.

    – Leigh Nelson

  • InnerNortherns
    InnerNorthernsover 5 years ago

    cool image

  • Cool, thanks :)

    – Leigh Nelson

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago


  • Thanks :)

    – Leigh Nelson

  • David  Hibberd
    David Hibberdover 5 years ago

    Very nice work

  • Thanks David!

    – Leigh Nelson

  • EarthGipsy
    EarthGipsyover 5 years ago

    Nice industrial shot. I’m assuming it’s listed…for future reference, Click Here

  • Cockatoo Island heritage listed? Of course! :)

    – Leigh Nelson

  • lucin
    lucinover 5 years ago

    HD to purpose. Marvelous giving this world a poetic edge. Cheers for it.

  • Thanks Lucin!

    – Leigh Nelson

  • Motti Golan
    Motti Golanover 5 years ago

    Excellent shot!

  • Thanks Motti!

    – Leigh Nelson

  • Iain Phillips
    Iain Phillipsover 5 years ago

    I love the industrial grittiness of these shots. Nice one. I must get me some HDR lessons!

  • Thanks Iain. Happy to help if you have any HDR questions but if you haven’t already found it check out Trey Ratcliff’s website"Stuck In Customs": for a great HDR tutorial.

    – Leigh Nelson

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