Let There Be Light - 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

Winner of the Art Unlimited Photography prize 2011

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  • nannajul
    nannajulalmost 6 years ago

    Wow – this is just awesome Phil – what a breat taking view.

  • Thank You Julie was a great location

    – Philip Johnson

  • Rebecca Brann
    Rebecca Brannalmost 6 years ago


  • Thank you Rebecca

    – Philip Johnson

  • Visual   Inspirations
    Visual Inspi...almost 6 years ago

    What a wonderful capture!! Instant favorite~

  • was a wonderful place and this conditions were magical

    – Philip Johnson

  • Braedene
    Braedenealmost 6 years ago

    Oh A Wow! Love what you’ve done – this is a great shot – Superb lighting. Liz

  • thank you Braedene

    – Philip Johnson

  • rosson1
    rosson1almost 6 years ago

    I think, perhaps one of the best of your pics…for me personally anyway…Outstanding mate!!!!!

  • thanks Ralph, was one of those moments when you sit back in awe

    – Philip Johnson

  • Megan Martin
    Megan Martinalmost 6 years ago

    WOW!!! what an incredibly exceptional photograph! This is so breathtaking! Stunning light!

  • thank you Megan, was one of those occasions where you rush for the camera and say thank you

    – Philip Johnson

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaalmost 6 years ago

    WOW… im am in awe…. i think taht is so incredible mate….i only wish i could take something as good as that wow!

  • thank you Scott, sometimes you are lucky with conditions, this is one

    – Philip Johnson

  • Jan Richardson
    Jan Richardsonalmost 6 years ago

    Wow1 This must have been a matter of moments (earlier?) yet the mood is completely different! Very dramatic!

  • actually a little later than the grandeur shot, there will be a series
    thanks for the comment Jan

    – Philip Johnson

  • Virginia McGowan
    Virginia McGowanalmost 6 years ago

    wow Phillip brilliant words fail me, mouth wide open in awe!!

  • thanks Ginny lol i’ll put you in charge of advertising lol

    – Philip Johnson

  • mooner1
    mooner1almost 6 years ago

    Wonderful shot! It is definitly worth getting up early for…

  • thank you , thats the best time of the day

    – Philip Johnson

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