Glory - Capertee Valley - Gardens Of Stone National Park - The HDR Experience by Philip Johnson

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Isn’t it wonderful when you get up early, set your camera on a tripod and that great photographer in the sky blesses you with that magic moment !

The roadside Pearsons Lookout, on the Castlereagh Highway just south of Capertee village, gives a view over the expansive Capertee Valley
Surrounded by the wonders of World Heritage listed wilderness, the Capertee valley is the world’s second largest canyon. Capertee is 1 kilometre longer than the Grand Canyon, but not quite as deep.

Sandstone cliffs dominate the escarpment, drawing down into a deep chasm carved into the environment over millions of years. With tranquil vistas and serene mountain landscapes the Capertee Valley is abundant in flora and wildlife. Under the sandstone layer stretches an enormous layer of coal and oil shale.

Rising majestically out of the valley floor is a monolith in size and spectacle. The impressive peak, Pantoney’s Crown, beckons the keen walker to climb its summit. From the top a 360° panorama, of the dramatic and breathtaking valley. The Capertee valley is located in The Gardens Of Stone National Park

The Blue Mountains if a World Heritage Area , a few hours by road west of Sydney and are a must when visiting Sydney.

Equipment: Nikon D300,

Technique: GET UP WAY TOO EARLY take 5 bracketted images then run it through Photomatix Pro. Then tidy up image lightly in Capture NX.


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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 Australia

Winner of the Art Unlimited Photography prize 2012

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  • Rick Playle
    Rick Playleabout 6 years ago

    now here is a great piece of work Phillip, well done indeed
    cheers rick

  • thanks Rick

    – Philip Johnson

  • nannajul
    nannajulabout 6 years ago

    Wow – it looks just as mighty in this view Phil. What a beautiful place.

  • thank you Julie it is a magic spot

    – Philip Johnson

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanabout 6 years ago

    Magnificent Philip – I know this spot and I have stood in awe of this scene – you have captured it well.

  • certainly is Bev , but could do with a set of pruning shears to open up the view more lol

    – Philip Johnson

  • Smudger
    Smudgerabout 6 years ago

    excellent work well done to you

  • thank you Steve

    – Philip Johnson

  • michaelby3
    michaelby3about 6 years ago

    very beautiful !!!!!!!!

  • thank you Michael

    – Philip Johnson

  • Claire  Farley
    Claire Farleyabout 6 years ago

    What a magnificent view! Nicely captured Philip

  • thank you Claire

    – Philip Johnson

  • barnsis
    barnsisabout 6 years ago

    Wow such an impressive vista.

  • yes it certainly is a spectacular valley

    – Philip Johnson

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1about 6 years ago


  • thanks Cheryl its a magic area

    – Philip Johnson

  • C J Lewis
    C J Lewisabout 6 years ago

    Stunning shot … love the rays of light coming down over the monolith … good read too :)

  • thank you CJ its a magestic area

    – Philip Johnson

  • tantricpark182
    tantricpark182about 6 years ago

    outstanding. makes you wonder how anyone could ever be in a bad mood with such beauty around us. awesome shot!

  • thanks Tantric its a great area and well worth the early start to catch the lights being turned on over the valley

    – Philip Johnson

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