Old But Reliable - Long Reef, Sydney- The HDR Experience by Philip Johnson

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This image was taken just after dawn on Sydneys Long Reef Aquatic Park, located on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

If you are visitig Sydney we have a wealth of pristine beaches within a short trip from the CBD , i recommend the Northern beaches there are many, it’s where i call home

The Long Reef Aquatic Reserve was declared in May 1980 to protect inertial and sub tidal marine plants and animals

Long Reef Headland is located approximately 10km north of the entrance to Sydney Harbour. It is a tied island joined by a sandy spit to the former coastline. The 60 ha Aquatic Reserve includes several areas of sandy beaches and rocky foreshores.

The Reserve has been set aside for the protection of marine plants and invertebrates, therefore you can only observe. If you lift something to examine it, make sure that you put it back in the same place.

With the exception of Fin-Fish, you cannot collect or destroy and marine plants or animals. This includes the collection of empty shells and dead plants or animals

Equipment: Nikon D300 Sigma 10-20mm lens, Manfrotto Tripod, No filters

Technique: HDR,5 bracketted exposure, processed using Photomatix 3.2, Capture NX for slight sharpen
© Copyright 2010 Philip Johnson Photography, All Rights Reserved

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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  • Kelly Robinson
    Kelly Robinsonover 5 years ago

    Love it, a stunning image at a stunning spot

  • thanks Kelly, ihavent shot at Long Reef but wandered past re ently and marked it down for a early morning visit. These boats offered some great props

    – Philip Johnson

  • Bill Fonseca
    Bill Fonsecaover 5 years ago

    Nice one Philip. You really know how to get great images from the Sigma 10-20mm.

  • thanks Bill its a versatile lens , and these boats called out shoot me shoot me lol

    – Philip Johnson

  • Daidalos
    Daidalosover 5 years ago

    Fabulous work Philip, beautiful image

  • thank you, i’m happy how this turned out. to me it shows how hdr can bring out detail

    – Philip Johnson

  • John Vandeven
    John Vandevenover 5 years ago

    Beautiful work Philip..

  • Thanks John, the hdr brought out a lot of detail in this shot

    – Philip Johnson

  • Jigsawman
    Jigsawmanover 5 years ago


  • thanks J , i like how the boats jump out at you

    – Philip Johnson

  • Larry Llewellyn
    Larry Llewellynover 5 years ago

  • thanks Larry everything worked well with this

    – Philip Johnson

  • Davies
    Daviesover 5 years ago

    Fabulous capture Philip.

  • thank you noelene ive been keeping an eye on these old moorings for a while and they paid off

    – Philip Johnson

  • Delany Dean
    Delany Deanover 5 years ago

    Beautiful shot, wonderful perspective.

  • thank you Delany , i think the hdr and light paid off

    – Philip Johnson

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 5 years ago

    Nicely done Philip, great shot …

  • thanks Tom, everything worked well with this i used the latest version of Photomatix which is getting better and better

    – Philip Johnson

  • i love the way hdr treats sand

    – Philip Johnson

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous capture and treatment. Superbly done.

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