Face In The Sky - Balmoral Beach - The HDR Series by Philip Johnson


Available to buy on…

Face In The Sky - Balmoral Beach - The HDR Series by 


Well I ca See A Face in The Cloud Formation LOL
It is easily reached by public transport or car from the Sydney CBD.

Balmoral Beach
In the vicinity of Balmoral Beach are restaurants, beautiful houses and expensive yachts. It’s an ideal place for a quick swim and takeaway fish and chips at sunset. In fact, its the type of beach where you can take your rollerblades, dog, bike, sailboard and football, or just a picnic basket.

The middle area of the beach is graced with a classic footbridge across the sand to a tree-covered outcrop. A section is protected by a shark net. Head to the northern tip of the beach where you’ll find a small, shady park behind an old club building. From here, a short walk through the streets or around the rocks will take you to Chinamans Beach. You can hire sailboards & Balmoral Boatshed offers tuition. Next to the boatshed are the swimming baths, enclosed by shark nets and a wide boardwalk.

At Balmoral beach you can take a ferry from Circular Quay to Taronga Zoo or Mosman Wharf and take the bus to the village of Mosman. You can discover nearby Taronga Zoo, and enjoy the breathtaking harbour views at the world’s only harbourside zoo. Swim at Balmoral Beach, one of Sydney Harbour’s best, followed by fish and chips on the beach. Relax at The Spit waterfront recreation area with marinas, restaurants and canoe hire, or join a local kayak tour.

Balmoral features Balmoral and Edwards Beaches, both of which are separated by the outcrop of Rocky Point. Both beaches are usually referred to as simply Balmoral. The locality has views across the entrance to Middle Harbour to North Head, Manly, and Clontarf. The harbour beaches face north east and is sheltered from ocean swell by Middle Head. The entire beach is listed on the Register of the National Estate as the ‘Balmoral Beach Conservation Area’.2 The conservation area includes the promenade, the esplanade, the Rotunda and the Bathers’ Pavilion, which date back to the 1930s.

Equipment : Nikon D300 Sigma 10-20mm lens
Processing: 5 bracketted images, processed using Photomatix HDR Software, image saved as 16bit tiff, minor focus adjustment using Capture NX. No colour manipulation or filters used,
Framed Prints

See Also

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

View Full Profile


  • margotk
    margotkalmost 6 years ago

    That’s fantastic – a beautiful, classic Australian image.

  • Rosie Appleton
    Rosie Appletonalmost 6 years ago

    oooo looks like the scream mask………. :-/

  • Smudger
    Smudgeralmost 6 years ago

    really wonderful Phillip – what proggy do you use for your HDR’s

  • Photomatix Pro full version seems to do a better job than the photoshop plugin

    – Philip Johnson

  • Smudger
    Smudgeralmost 6 years ago

    thanks for that Phillip – I thought you’d use that I have that also

  • CanDuCreations
    CanDuCreationsalmost 6 years ago

    Excellent work as always

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezalmost 6 years ago

    This is wonderful philip. I can’t see the face though …
    Have you tried Dynamic-Photo HDR. It is useful for the hand held shots as it allows you to move the individual images around to allign them properly.

    GOSIA GRZYBEKalmost 6 years ago


  • Terry Temple
    Terry Templealmost 6 years ago

    Simply……“Beautiful Work”!

  • synthpaintann
    synthpaintannalmost 6 years ago

    Awesome Sky.I will snitch it for a lanscape painting…

  • michaelby3
    michaelby3almost 6 years ago

    this is just breathe taking !!!!!!!!!!

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10%off for joining

the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.