A River Runs Through It - Gundagai - The HDR Experience by Philip Johnson

A River Runs Through It - Gundagai - The HDR Experience by 

Gundagai is situated on the eastern outskirts of the Riverina district about 100 kilometres southwest of Yass on the Hume Highway, the main inland route from Sydney to Melbourne. The Murrumbidgee River, which flows through Gundagai, played a major role in the town’s history with its vast alluvial flats on the northern side attracting early migrant settlers with fertile grazing and agricultural land.

The railway bridge, erected in 1901, heads off to the south-west from this point while the Prince Alfred Bridge extends southwards over Morley Creek and the Murrumbidgee. Work started on the road bridge in 1866 and it was opened in 1867, although it was not completed until 1869. The iron section spans the river proper while the approaches over the river flats are of timber. The piers were cast at the country’s first foundry, at Mittagong. Possibly the first wrought-iron truss bridge in NSW it was, at the time, one of the longest in the state. New spans were added from 1896-99 to take it right across the flat, tripling its length. It was part of the old Hume Highway until 1976 and is now open to pedestrian traffic only.

Eqipment: D300, Sigma 10-20mm lens, 5 bracketted images, processed with Photomatix , a slight fine tune in Capture NX

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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  • Smudger
    Smudgerover 6 years ago

    wonderful photography Phillip

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 6 years ago

    Great image, lovely clear water …

  • Dave Law
    Dave Lawover 6 years ago

    Great capture Philip

  • Paul Thompson Photography
    Paul Thompson ...over 6 years ago

    great clarity mate

  • emolena
    emolenaover 6 years ago

    This is gorgeous view !!! Great work !

  • Corina Daniela Obertas
    Corina Daniela...over 6 years ago

    Excellent work!

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 6 years ago

    Excellent effect, great angle.

  • Jan Richardson
    Jan Richardsonover 6 years ago

    Excellent work and commentary, Philip!

  • Mrswillow
    Mrswillowover 6 years ago

    A great photograph Philip. Beautiful water and clear colours! I love the shallows.

  • sassyskink
    sassyskinkover 6 years ago

    nice shot Philip, when you planning a trip down the coast?

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