Glow - Moods Of A City - The HDR Experience by Philip Johnson

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Right Spot – CHECK
No Boats – CHECK
Enough Cloud – CHECK
That Consistency to the Water – CHECK
Lights in varying colours – Check
Reflections on Water – Check
Run for the D300 and the tripod – DEFINITELY

Caught a range of shots on this Friday morning reached my vantage point about 5.30am. I saw these reflections and ran for the camera.

Sydney Harbour like a mill pond before the many vessels start their morning trips and disturbing it’s surface. The other factor is that look to the water surface that landscape photographers might know it’s like a oily look to the water that lends itself to wonderful reflective surface.

It took many shots of Sydney Harbour this morning, if, and you should have seen the sunrise that followed . WAIT ! yes i have photos of that as well.

Equipment: Manfrotto Tripod, Nikon D300 Nikon 18-200mm Lens
Technique: 5 Bracketted Exposures, Photomatix 3.2, Capure NX

Sydney is the capital of the state of New South Wales in Australia

© Copyright 2012 Philip Johnson Photography, All Rights Reserved


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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 Australia

Winner of the Art Unlimited Photography prize 2012

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

    The golden hue cast on the trees and buildings is beautiful!

  • yes the reflection of the sun as it travels up the coast, sudenly hits the office buildings and makes them glow…. magic

    – Philip Johnson

  • Ellen  Price - Greenwald
    Ellen Price -...over 5 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful, Phillip :-)

  • thank you Ellen

    – Philip Johnson

  • jenjim
    jenjimover 5 years ago

    Wow this is breath taking, you would almsot think that this was painted

  • thank you Jennifer

    – Philip Johnson

  • micheleirene
    micheleireneover 5 years ago

    Wow! This is gorgeous Philip!

  • Sandy Woolard
    Sandy Woolardover 5 years ago

    Another beautiful image!!!

  • Brian Scolnick
    Brian Scolnickover 5 years ago


  • Akkra
    Akkraover 5 years ago

    I could swear that the number of boats in the harbour increases with every shot :D Gorgeous golden tones throughout this Philip, that sky’s just lovely.

  • lol ok its your job to count the boats lol

    i’ll be setting the camera up to photograph the best new years fireworks in the world

    – Philip Johnson

  • Barbara Burkhardt
    Barbara Burkhardtover 5 years ago

    Thank you for the camera settings details Philip – we are all here to learn aren’t we,

  • Ken Fortie
    Ken Fortieover 5 years ago

    Great work.

  • Evita
    Evitaover 5 years ago

    ♥ Stunning image . amazing work !! :D ♥

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