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Located on the mountain peak 850m above the sea level Mount Irvine is a tiny settlement in the area of Australian Blue Mountains. Cool wet climate and rich basalt soil for millions of years provided perfect environment for the rainforest to grown here. Never before I saw such a magical, thick and absorbing forest. It is so dense that sound sometimes is having difficulty getting through it. A number of times when I was standing at the middle of the road with my tripod taking this photograph I just could not hear a car driving out of the curve 50m behind me.

I took a total of 18 shots to create a tall HDR panorama (2 columns of 3 bracketed sets of -2/0/+2EV). This is a tone-mapped HDR of approximately 60% of the resulting panorama.

Location: Mt Irvine Road, Mount Wilson, New South Wales, Australia

> featured in HDR Photography (17Aug09)

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  • Philip Johnson
    Philip Johnsonover 5 years ago

    good work i was up there in autumn visiting mount wilson

  • Thanks Philip, that was when we were visiting it too (first time). Got the best walnuts and chestnuts there.

    – Rod Kashubin

  • Garth Smith
    Garth Smithover 5 years ago

    Beautiful image, great HDR, I love ones that you can’t tell that they are HDR.

  • Thanks for commenting!

    – Rod Kashubin

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsover 3 years ago

    Beautiful spot Rod. I’ve been tempted to take a shot from the middle of the road but not done it … yet.

  • Thanks Michael. Let me know when you do, will be interesting to see how it will come out.

    – Rod Kashubin

  • Jane Neill-Hancock
    Jane Neill-Han...8 months ago

    must be amazing to drive on that road! lovely!

    Protect Our Rain Forests Challenge

  • It is a wonderful place to be, every visit. Thank you Jane!

    – Rod Kashubin

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