Cradle  Mountain -(Colour) Cradle Mountain National Park - The HDR Experience by Philip Johnson

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Cradle Mountain forms the northern end of the wild Cradle Mt – Lake St Clair National Park, itself a part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. The jagged contours of Cradle Mountain epitomise the feel of a wild landscape, while ancient rainforest and alpine heathlands, buttongrass and stands of colourful deciduous beech provide a range of environments to explore. Icy streams cascading out of rugged mountains, stands of ancient pines mirrored in the still waters of glacial lakes and a wealth of wildlife ensure there is always something to captivate you. The area is one of the most popular natural areas in Tasmania. A visit will reveal why.

Cradle is the starting point for the world-famous Overland Track, a magnificent 6 day walk that will take you through the heart of some of the finest mountain terrain.

The Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park shares a “Twin Parks” agreement with the World Heritage listed Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve in the People’s Republic of China

. For many, a highlight of their trip to the northern end of the Cradle Mountain — Lake St Clair National Park is the view across Dove Lake to Cradle Mountain, one of Tasmania’s natural highlights. The mountain itself is a jagged, dolerite peak which dominates the area. Its name, supposedly, is derived from the mountain’s resemblance to a miner’s cradle. This dramatic vista can be seen either on foot as you walk along the shores of the Lake, or from the carpark at Dove Lake. Visitors should bear in mind, however, that the wild weather of the Tasmanian highlands often shrouds the mountain in cloud.

There are a number of excellent walks in the area, including the Dove Lake Loop Track which takes you through the stunning Ballroom Forest, an area of cool temperate rainforest nestled against the slopes of the mountain. Other walks include the Weindorfers Forest walk. Of course, the area also marks the start of the famous

Equipment: Nikon D300, Nikon 18-70mm

Technique HDR 5 Bracketted Exposures, processed in Photomatix


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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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  • RichardIsik
    RichardIsikalmost 5 years ago

    Great work, Philip

    GOSIA GRZYBEKalmost 5 years ago

    Great work!!!!!

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Moorealmost 5 years ago

    Wow, is that ever pretty. WTG Philip. :D

  • RickGeorge
    RickGeorgealmost 5 years ago

    Nice work!

  • phil hemsley
    phil hemsleyalmost 5 years ago

    Excellent composition and colours!

  • Fred Mitchell
    Fred Mitchellalmost 5 years ago

    Viewed larger it is even more artificial than at normal size. The detail is destroyed.

  • as the man with the wooden leg said its a matter of a opinion

    – Philip Johnson

  • GailD
    GailDalmost 5 years ago

    Looks great in colour too Philip. What B&W processing are you working with?

  • Lozzar Flowers & Art
    Lozzar Flowers...almost 5 years ago

    The color is soo unique. Lovely interesting photo.

  • the orange sort of colour is generated by alpine growth that is unique to the area

    – Philip Johnson

  • Svetlana Sewell
    Svetlana Sewellalmost 5 years ago

    Awesome work Philip!

  • JaneAParis
    JaneAParisalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful…Smiles from Jane:-)

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