White Gold - Hill End - The HDR Experience by Philip Johnson

White Gold - Hill End - The HDR Experience by 


Yes it does get cold out west, this shot was taken when the temperature was zero degrees celcius, and that was without windchill.

Here the sunrise catches the landscape with recently snow cover.

Morning light hits trees in the National Park that surrounds the Historic Gold Mining Village of Hill End 3 1/2 hours drive from Sydney

For those visiting Sydney , free some time to travel west of Sydney, you will experience the wonders of National Parks and World Heritage areas, old gold mining towns, old towns . And vineyards and wonderous scenery that is the true Australian landscape.

Hill End NSW
In October 1872 the Star of Hope Gold Mining Co. uncovered what was, at the time, the world’s largest specimen of reef gold. ’Holtermann’s Nugget’, as it was known, weighed 286 kg and measured 150 cm by 66 cm with an average thickness of 10 cm. That week alone, over 700 kilograms of gold were carted
away from Hill End by the gold escort. In all the amount of gold extracted at Hill End was greater than any goldfield in NSW other than Canbelego

Nikon D300 Sigma 10-20mm lens

Technique 5 Bracketted Images processed in Photomatix, with a slight tidy in capture NX
Hill End – HDR Series Series

Philip Johnson is a Photographer located on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Specialising in HDR photography his works have been shown in galleries,published in Tourism campaigns. His work will also be available as Jig Saws through Crown & Andrews Australia

Winner of the Art Unlimited Photography prize 2012

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  • NordicBlackbird
    NordicBlackbirdover 6 years ago

    Great work, Phillip! :))
    love the treatment!

  • just can’t resist a good tree nat lol

    – Philip Johnson

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...over 6 years ago

    Oh this is a wonderful shot..youv’e certainly captured the chil of winter ..but with a glowing edge ;} Val hugzz

  • thanks Val i was lucky that i got the conditions i wanted

    – Philip Johnson

  • lpm1471
    lpm1471over 6 years ago

    The larger view does it more justice, another fine image Mr J. Glad to see you have moved the watermark too.

    Well done mate.

  • lol had to follow the guru’s advice

    – Philip Johnson

  • Thanks Lee for the suggestion

    – Philip Johnson

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 6 years ago

    Lovely shot, it does look cold …

  • was hoping for some snow to add something different to the landscape the great photographer upstairs helped

    – Philip Johnson

  • lpm1471
    lpm1471over 6 years ago

    LOL, it does look cold, Rome in 5 days and its 32 degrees.

  • ok rub it in lol

    – Philip Johnson

  • GloriaDK
    GloriaDKover 6 years ago

    Philip the colour and the fallen tree look great. By the way do you want some of us bubblers there to try out our metal detectors and support the arts.

  • well i did think it would be a great place for a RB meetup, and you never know a detector would be handy

    – Philip Johnson

  • Larry Llewellyn
    Larry Llewellynover 6 years ago

    Terrific!!!!. Winter will here soon enough, really didn’t need the reminder! !!!!! I like the information with the shot, adds so much more.. Thanks for sharing..

  • simba
    simbaover 6 years ago

    Great colours and composition.

  • thanks Linda

    – Philip Johnson

  • mudgeemark
    mudgeemarkover 6 years ago

    Wow this is awesome,
    So this is what you were doing before you had a magnificent breakfast….
    You really captured the beauty of Hill End.
    Thank you

  • so you joined welcome good breakfast

    – Philip Johnson

  • Kazzoom
    Kazzoomover 6 years ago

    Hey lucky another neat shot

  • kaz lol youve caught the RB addiction lol

    – Philip Johnson

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