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On The  Rocks - Balmoral Beach, Sydney - The HDR Experiencee by Philip Johnson

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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,
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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

Winner of the Art Unlimited Photography prize 2011

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  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 5 years ago

    Wonderful colours Philip …

    GCAPAROover 5 years ago

    Great colurs with great composition.

  • saseoche
    saseocheover 5 years ago

    WOW! It’s wonderful view and stunning work…….

  • Rodney Trenchard
    Rodney Trenchardover 5 years ago

    love the colours

  • DonLeeJKD
    DonLeeJKDover 5 years ago

    wow .. another instant classic buddy! :) rich colors I love it.. Don

  • John Moore
    John Mooreover 5 years ago

    It does seem idyllic after my recent (dont go there) WIFI experience
    May one bring one’s kilt, do I wonder, to this place ? Is said kilt due for more wondrous experiences than this ? It is a wonder that this is truly an everyday experience for some, and not for others.

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanover 5 years ago

    Magnificent colours in this one Phil – wonderful image.

  • maxy
    maxyover 5 years ago

    What a view! Lovely beach curving around with a spectacular sky! Love the colors!

  • Mrswillow
    Mrswillowover 5 years ago

    Wonderful colours and a great feeling of distance. This image really draws the viewer in.

  • JesseJeisman
    JesseJeismanover 5 years ago
    i love your style of photography
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