Windows of Their Minds - - Beechworth Lunatic Asylum - The HDR Experience by Philip Johnson

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Windows of Their Minds - - Beechworth Lunatic Asylum - The HDR Experience by 


Do you ever get the feeling when look at a old building that someone is looking back. This is one of the windows of the oldest still intact (just) womens quarters of the Mayday Hills Lunatic Asylum c 1867 better known as Beechworth Lunatic Asylum.

At its peak the asylum that dates back to 1867, held 1200 patients. More then 3000 people died within it’s 3m- high walls. Some died peacefully, but there are others, like the women thrown from one of the towers by her fellow patients, that haunt the imagination and, according to one visitor, the main building.

Equipment: Nikon D300, Ninkon 18-200mm lens, Manfrotto Tripod

Technique: HDR , 5 Exposures, Photomatix 3.2, Capyure 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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  • Rosie Appleton
    Rosie Appletonalmost 5 years ago

    Makes one think… lovely work Philip :-)

  • Ryan Davison Crisp
    Ryan Davison C...almost 5 years ago

    great image, damn fine processing Phiip

  • Heather  Waller-Rivet  IPA
    Heather Walle...almost 5 years ago


  • athex
    athexalmost 5 years ago

    Great work

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

    wonderful view :)

  • Blessedphoto
    Blessedphotoalmost 5 years ago

    oh~ gorgeous lighting and fantastic reflections.

  • Sue Martin
    Sue Martinalmost 5 years ago

    That actually sent a shiver down my spine…. fantastic work as usual Philip xx

  • Rob  Weaver
    Rob Weaveralmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful and a little spine tingling, knowing the background.

  • walela
    walelaalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful shot!

  • vampvamp
    vampvampalmost 5 years ago

    very nice!

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