Golden Chill - Hill End - The HDR Experience by Philip Johnson


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Golden Chill - Hill End - The HDR Experience by 


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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

© Copyright 2011 Philip Johnson , All Rights Reserved
Technique:HDR 5 bracketted exposures, processed in Photomatix and Capture nx
Equipment: Nikon D300 18-200mm

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

Winner of the Art Unlimited Photography prize 2011

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  • salsbells69
    salsbells69about 6 years ago

    Beautifully wouldnt think it was cold there at the golden aura it has. Well done Philip :D

  • yes great spot worth the trip, i was lucky someone up there sent snow

    – Philip Johnson

  • Raquel O'Neill
    Raquel O'Neillabout 6 years ago

    Absolutely stunning capture Philip, just love it!

  • handprintz
    handprintzabout 6 years ago

    Wow,great image and wonderful colours Phillip

  • shanghaiwu
    shanghaiwuabout 6 years ago

    this is brilliant/colours/atmosphere created/YES really brilliant

  • pijinlane
    pijinlaneabout 6 years ago

    What can I say … glorious image

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezabout 6 years ago

    Love the lighting in this one, it has a lovely glow to it …

  • Philip Johnson
    Philip Johnsonabout 6 years ago

  • Paul Gitto
    Paul Gittoabout 6 years ago

    Eerily beautiful and surreal. Very well done.

  • WatscapePhoto
    WatscapePhotoabout 6 years ago

    Superbly composed and the light is glorious. Worth a bit of discomfort, I think ;-) Beautiful photography.

  • lpm1471
    lpm1471about 6 years ago

    Wow, the large view is much better, brilliant work mate

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