Rock Of Ages - The Garrison Church c.1843, The Rocks Sydney- The HDR Experience by Philip Johnson

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“I lay this foundation and cornerstone of the church to be built in this place, to be named the church of the Holy Trinity….: The speaker was the first Bishop of Australia William Grant Broughton, on a blustery Tuesday morning, 23rd June 1840."

The builder was Edward Flood and accepted price for materials is interesting to scan, Bricks were 2/15 a thousand. A labourer worked 10 hours for 5/- a week while the bricklayer for the same period received 8/6. Henry Ginn, the architect of the basic structure, estimated that the church would house 250 adults and 50 children and in his original design his calculations were not far wrong.

Bishop Broughton decided to appoint Rev. John Couch Grylls as Rector of the new parish, and on August 7th 1843 services began. On September 10th 1843, the first baptism was performed, while the first marriage took place on October 23rd of that same year.

Although officially named the church of the Holy Trinity, it has from its foundation, been more popularly known as The Garrison Church, simply because of the numerous regiments at the nearby Garrison worshipped there. On can envisage the colourful; black on grey, white on navy blue, red on white with gold trimming……

Equipment: Nikon D300, Sigma 10-20mm, handheld
Technique: HDR , 5 Bracketted Exposures, Photomatix, whith a tidy 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

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  • LeilaniMelayna
    LeilaniMelaynaabout 5 years ago

    You’ve done it again, Philip! Excellence redefined, my friend!

    Smiles Leilani

  • Hans Kawitzki
    Hans Kawitzkiabout 5 years ago

    Very nice HDR and thanks for the write up

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  • ozzzywoman
    ozzzywomanabout 5 years ago

    This too, I fear, would be excellent in b&w!!

  • Tony Waite
    Tony Waiteabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful work again Philip

  • Mark  Coward
    Mark Cowardabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful shot. Fantastic colours.

  • fezoj64
    fezoj64about 5 years ago

    Beautiful and superior indoor photograph. ..Joze

  • odarkeone
    odarkeoneabout 5 years ago

    Great HDR Phillip

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezabout 5 years ago

    Outstanding interior shot Philip …

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenabout 5 years ago

    Really very beautiful!

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