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Stepping Out - The Capitol Theatre  - The HDR Experience by Philip Johnson

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Sydney was once the home of many Theatre Palaces, unfortunately through the years these grand old buildings gave way to so called “Progress”.

Well at least a few survived such is the case with the Capitol Theatre in Sydney’s Haymarket district, and has had many purposes including a circus site.

Here is one of the staircases beautifully resored, I walked past the theatres entrance and initially thought they would not let me in the foyer with a camera so i asked and this is the result.

The Capitol reinvents the atmosphere of the 1930s with all its opulence, but incorporates modern elements with style and elegance. The Capitol features an exterior from 1892, when it was the new Belmore market building.

The refurbished Capitol Theatre offers the public a unique theatre experience, as the only atmospheric cinema in the country restored and fully developed to a major lyric theatre and achieves the preservation of a vital piece of Australian theatre and architectural history

Capitol Theatre:

Equipment:Nikon D300 sigma 10-20mm lens
Technique:HDR, 5 bracketted images, handheld,Photomatix,capturenx and noise ninja

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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  • emmmee
    emmmeeover 5 years ago

    I don’t remember this one, but I’m VERY impressed with this shot. LOVE what you’ve done with it Philip. It looks like a very elegant stage setting. Just having a quick look at RB. Best wishes, em

  • Emmeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    my favourite theatres the Capitol and the State, just let me lose in there to document the place in hdr

    – Philip Johnson

  • Danica Radman
    Danica Radmanover 5 years ago

    perfection. i am in love with this picture of yours
    light composition crop treatnent… fenomenal work, my friend

  • Danica Radman
    Danica Radmanover 5 years ago

    all the best to you. Tazz

  • keleka656
    keleka656over 5 years ago

    Very nice! Strong lines and texture. The variable colors work well together. Nice work!

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonover 5 years ago

    Very striking staircase….love the lanterns on the newel posts too.

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGover 5 years ago

    Great work Philip. You’ve captured it well. Cheers, Graham.

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 5 years ago

    Very lovely capture. An old type of elegance we rarely see now.

  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Daleover 5 years ago

    The word seems to be ‘elegance’ mate – and you have captured it!

  • lgg530
    lgg530over 5 years ago

    Gorgeous shoot. Truly beautiful perspective.

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 5 years ago

    Just wonderful. I like the theme and the lighting in this great image.

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