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Student Of Light - Govetts Leap, Blue Mountains World Heritage Area - The HDR Experience by Philip Johnson


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Ever found a place that’s beauty is awe inspiring this is one .

Located at the end of Govett’s Leap Road is Govett’s Leap lookout, which is possibly the second most popular vistas in the Blue Mountains. With a spectacular view of Govetts & Grose gorge the vertical cliffs drop 160 metres into the floor of the gorge.

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 3.26 Capture 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

Winner of the Art Unlimited Photography prize 2011

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  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Daleabout 5 years ago

    Sweet light …

  • Thanks Rosalie we are always chasing the light, if you sit at Govetts Leap the light comes to you… a magic place

    – Philip Johnson

  • Lorraine Creagh
    Lorraine Creaghabout 5 years ago

    Love the lighting. Beautiful work Philip

  • thanks Lorraine, its the best view in the mountains magic and easily accessable

    – Philip Johnson

  • Linda Jackson
    Linda Jacksonabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful Phillip! Almost looks like a greener version of the Grand Canyon! Take care, Linda

  • thanks Linda , i recently described it as the Grand Canyon With Trees

    – Philip Johnson

  • njordphoto
    njordphotoabout 5 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your work with the Photomatix HDR Group. This wonderful example of a Photomatix-processed image has been accepted into the Group!

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherabout 5 years ago

    amazing scene

  • nishagandhi
    nishagandhiabout 5 years ago


  • dtomw
    dtomwabout 5 years ago

    Fantastic image – it’s almost like a painting. Great work!!!

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful landscapte view Philip …

  • billfox256
    billfox256about 5 years ago

    A terrific scene!!!!, Bill

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedleabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture!

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