Vertigo - Cliff Walk  - Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, Sydney , Australia - The HDR Experience by Philip Johnson

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Vertigo - Cliff Walk - Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, Sydney , Australia - The HDR Experience by 


Definitely not a walk for those with Vertigo, this shot shows part of the cliff walk with glorious valley below

The Blue Mountains National Park is a national park in New South Wales (Australia), 81 km west of Sydney, and located in the Blue Mountains region of the Great Dividing Range. The park covers 267,954 hectares, and the boundary of the park is quite irregular as it is broken up by roads, urban areas and inholdings. Despite the name ‘mountains’, the area is an uplifted plateau, dissected by a number of larger rivers. The highest point in the park is Mount Werong (1,215 m), while the low point is on the Nepean River (20 m) as it leaves the park.

The unique plants and animals that live here relate an extraordinary story of the evolution of Australia’s unique eucalypt vegetation and its associated communities, plants and animals. It is an area of breathtaking views, rugged tablelands, sheer cliffs, deep, inaccessible valleys and swamps.

The Greater Blue Mountains was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2000.

The Greater Blue Mountains was one of 15 World Heritage places included in the National Heritage List on 21 May 2007.

Equipment: Nikon D300 , Sigma 10-20mm lens
Technique: HDR 5 Bracketted Exposures, Photomatix 3.27

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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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  • EarthGipsy
    EarthGipsyover 4 years ago

    Nice one!

  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Daleover 4 years ago

    Now that is an excellent angle … well done.

  • definitely not my idea of a good walk lol

    – Philip Johnson

  • Richard  Cubitt
    Richard Cubittover 4 years ago

    Great shot Philip, makes me want to try the bridge!

  • betterr you than me but the cliff walk would provide great photo opportunities

    – Philip Johnson

  • GailD
    GailDover 4 years ago

    Is this still Govetts Leap? We went on a walk from there that was very challenging.
    This shot is a great angle.

  • if you go to katoomba, there is a toy museum located in Doc Evatts family home across the road there is land that originally belonged to
    Leuralia the name of the home

    This land boasts one of the best views in the Blue Mountains, and has a amphitheatre over looking this view

    – Philip Johnson

  • Here:

    – Philip Johnson

  • you can access the land through a turnstyle all hours for $2

    – Philip Johnson

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanover 4 years ago

    Brilliant shot of this bridge Phil – you have framed this well♥

  • Jan Clarke
    Jan Clarkeover 4 years ago

    Beautiful, it looks very peaceful. I love how the HDR has enriched the the whole scene. I’d love to be able to go there.

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 4 years ago

    Fantastic vista Philip …

  • Tparker
    Tparkerover 4 years ago

    Toooo high for me great shot

  • Babbler
    Babblerover 4 years ago

    wonderful view

  • Akkra
    Akkraover 4 years ago

    Oh fantastic pov! This is a great shot… I’m not sure I can imagine me crossing that bridge though. Well… maybe on all fours, with my eyes shut and screaming! :D

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