On High -  Telstra Tower , Black Mountain Canberra- The HDR Experience by Philip Johnson

On High - Telstra Tower , Black Mountain Canberra- The HDR Experience by 


Technique: HDR 30 bracketted exposures in groups of 5, Photomatix 3.26 , Photoshop Elements 7.0

Equipment: Nikon D300 Nikon 18=200mm lens Handheld

The 30 exposure panoramic shot from Telstra Tower , Black Mountain

Black Mountain Tower (previously known as Telstra Tower and Telecom Tower) is a telecommunication tower that is situated above the summit of Black Mountain in Australia’s capital city of Canberra. Rising 195.2 metres above the mountain summit, it is not only a landmark in Canberra but also offers panoramic views of the city and its surrounding countryside from an indoor observation deck, two outdoor viewing platforms and the tower’s revolving restaurant

Black Mountain Tower provides vital communication facilities for Canberra along with both indoor and outdoor observation decks, a café and a gift shop as well as the revolving Alto Tower Restaurant. There are three floors of business, sales and radio communication facilities located between the 30.5 metre and 42.7 metre levels providing space for communication dishes, platforms and equipment for mobile services within the tower.

The viewing platforms provide 360 degree views of Canberra and the surrounding city and countryside. Visitors to Black Mountain Tower can see the city unfold from the enclosed viewing gallery or from the two open viewing platforms.

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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  • bazcelt
    bazceltabout 5 years ago

    nice to see a view from here concentrating on the countryside, rather than the city! great image!

  • thanks it was the light i was chasing as it lit the countryside

    – Philip Johnson

  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Daleabout 5 years ago

    Off to the left? I have one from maybe a month prior to your visit but it was hot and hazy so not as clear as this. Beautiful detail

  • Gary Heald LRPS
    Gary Heald LRPSabout 5 years ago

    Really nice pic

  • GailD
    GailDabout 5 years ago

    Looks fabulous Philip. I must go up there again.

  • loved the light just wish it was a better colour

    – Philip Johnson

  • Akkra
    Akkraabout 5 years ago

    Wow rolling hills and green fields – this is an Australia I’ve not seen before. Stunning landscape!

  • yes our national capital is located 300 kilometres inland , when they built t5he original parliament house a landowner described it as a terrible thing to do to a sheep paddock lol

    – Philip Johnson

  • and thanks to recent rain its green not brown lol

    – Philip Johnson

  • Akkra
    Akkraabout 5 years ago

    Lush! :o)

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezabout 5 years ago

    Fantastic view Philip …

  • billfox256
    billfox256about 5 years ago

    A tremendous shot!!!!, Bill

  • Colleen Sattler
    Colleen Sattlerabout 5 years ago

    The lights are wonderful Phil!

  • Davies
    Daviesabout 5 years ago

    Wow that is one amazing view Philip. I have never been up there when visiting Canberra. Outstanding and fabulous capture.

  • ts well worth a look especially leading up to sunset

    – Philip Johnson

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