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Once Upon A Time  - Hill End - The HDR Series by Philip Johnson

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There are many townships in Australia that feature grand sandstone buildings, but in Hill End the buildings that remain are the remnants of the gold rush. Here the wooden fences are protected from repair and are part of the historic townships character. Thankfully protected .

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
Hill End – HDR Series Series


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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

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

    Great image and history. I wish other towns like this had of been protected and not bulldozed.

  • owlspook
    owlspookabout 6 years ago

    “protected from repair” …allowed to grow old and die gracefully allowing the earth to reclaim the land (smile)

    love the shot .. especially with the fence in the foreground and the trees framing the sides .. good capture (smile)

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful shot Phil and I love the writte work supporting the image

  • EarthGipsy
    EarthGipsyabout 6 years ago

    Great shot, interesting words, gotta love those hills! :-)

  • barnsis
    barnsisabout 6 years ago

    Good effects, interesting looking abandoned site.

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanabout 6 years ago

    beautiful color combinations … love the lighting!!!

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezabout 6 years ago

    I like this, it is a nice rural scene, harking back to a quieter age …

  • Philip Johnson
    Philip Johnsonabout 6 years ago

  • Marilyn Harris
    Marilyn Harrisabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful colour and light!!! Love that fence!!! Great work Philip!!!

  • WatscapePhoto
    WatscapePhotoabout 6 years ago

    Strange how the most decrepit objects can be the subject of a beautiful picture. The glorious light helps, of course. Superb work Philip.

  • yes we photographers cant pass up an old delapidated shed

    – Philip Johnson

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