Meditation (Monochrome) - Wonga Wetlands , Albury NSW - The HDR Experience by Philip Johnson

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For those travelling the Hume HIghway 540 KIlometres south by road from Sydney, a stay in the City of Albury is well worth the time . Wonga Wetlands is the result of what can be done with some imagination and the use of wastewater, the bird population is amazing, best times are early morning or the time leading up to dusk. The asrea is dotted with bird hides , a perfect place to relax with a camera and a good lens.

Wonga Wetlands, on the Murray River floodplain is being gently restored from grazing land using Albury City’s environmentally treated wastewater. This is another absorbing natural conservation area featuring amazing 600year old Murray River Red Gums and an astonishing number of birds. Albury’s Wonga Wetlands incorporate seven lagoons covering a surface area of about 80ha on the Murray River flood plain. Take a wander to Wonga if only for the picture perfect Murray landscape views. There are plenty of bird hides and viewing points to take advantage of. ‘Wonga’ means cormorant in Wiradjuri language, here you may find the Little Black Cormorant, the Little Pied Cormorant, Pied Cormorant and the Great Cormorant. There are 130 Species of birds living in and using the wetlands

Nikon D300, Sigma D300, Photomatix D300, 5 Bracketted Images , light tidy in Capture NX


sunset, water, landscape, trees, australia, tree, environment, nsw, reflections, dusk, hdr, wetlands, albury, recycling, wonga

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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  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 5 years ago


  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaabout 5 years ago

    stunning yes

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezabout 5 years ago

    Lovely reflection …

  • linifer
    liniferabout 5 years ago


  • Visual   Inspirations
    Visual Inspi...about 5 years ago

    Beautiful work Philip! Perfect sky for this image

  • Hannah Fenton-Williams
    Hannah Fenton-...about 5 years ago

  • GailD
    GailDabout 5 years ago

    Looks fabulous in B&W Philip.

  • Rowan Nancarrow
    Rowan Nancarrowabout 5 years ago

    Stunning Image, the B&W does it justice

  • Keith Richardson
    Keith Richardsonabout 5 years ago

    Thank you Philip, for putting, on the same page, both your monochrome and colored photographs.
    To me, the monochrome is the master one, yet I am finding it difficult to identify why that is so. Perhaps grayscale allows one to interpret for oneself?
    One thing I found interesting with the colored versions: My experience is that it is the reflection that displays the richest hues, but with yours the opposite seems the case. Perhaps this is a result of the “5 Bracketted Images , light tidy in Capture NX” technique?
    Anyway, thank you for a brilliant series.

  • thanks Ken interesting comment

    the light tidy is normally a sharpen, perhaps a bit of contrast i find hdr needs a bit of a nudge to get the contrast right.

    needless to say a bw filter used with capture nx for the monochrome conversion , i try to stay away with colour manipulation, i try to get the image as close as possible to what i remember

    – Philip Johnson

  • gabbielizzie
    gabbielizzieabout 5 years ago

    congradulations on your feature

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