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Cradle  Mountain -(Monochrome) 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

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

    How wonderfully dramatic. Great photograph.

  • thanks Lorraine i think the black and white works

    – Philip Johnson

  • PSL1
    PSL1about 5 years ago

    Outstanding image Philip, Great light and contrats, Love the shadows of the clouds against the mountains.

  • thanks Peter when you watch cradle as the light moves, the mountain takes on many moods as the light changes

    – Philip Johnson

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

    wonderful work

  • thanks Scott , when i was taking these images i was waiting for the clouds to clear, the rangers walking past said i could be waiting for a long time. Well patience paid off but i did have icicles hanging off my clothes lol

    – Philip Johnson

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

    cheers mate

  • RavenSoul
    RavenSoulabout 5 years ago


  • GailD
    GailDabout 5 years ago

    Brilliant B&W shot Philip.

  • thanks gail been investigating black and whites

    – Philip Johnson

  • Deirdreb
    Deirdrebabout 5 years ago

    Fantastically dramatic. Great texture and detail.

  • Jeff Catford
    Jeff Catfordabout 5 years ago

    My breath condensed in the air when I saw this… Good one. Thank you.

  • a belated thanks Jeff

    – Philip Johnson

  • ps it was so cold taking this i had icicles hanging off the tripod

    – Philip Johnson

  • Larry Butterworth
    Larry Butterworthabout 5 years ago

    Magnifient looking work

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawabout 5 years ago

    Awesome Philip!

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