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Serenity - Palm Beach, Sydney - The HDR Experience by Philip Johnson

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Palm Beach, the jewel of the Northern Beaches, is the northernmost suburb of Sydney, less than an hour drive from the Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and the CBD. Nestled on a landmark peninsula, it is blessed with a unique contrast of lush evergreen bushland and beaches of golden sand, enveloped by the pristine blue waters of the Pacific Ocean and the calm sailing paradise of Pittwater. A unique environmental awareness blending breathtaking views with quaint cottages and palatial homes, ensures that Palm Beach will forever enjoy a lifestyle of relaxed and casual affluence.

Palm Beach also marks the northern extremity of Pittwater at the entrance to Broken Bay from the sea. It ends in a long spit with the ocean on one side and Pittwater on the other, leading to a knob called Barrenjoey. A not-too-difficult uphill walk ends at the historic Barrenjoey lighthouse with spectacular 360 degree views including Lion Island, an uninhabited rocky island resembling a resting lion which guards the entrance to Broken Bay, its northern arm Brisbane Water, and Pittwater.

And for those soap opera lovers , yes Palm Beach is the location of the long long long running TV Series “Home & Away” better known as “Summer Bay”.

The location is also well known as the location for movies , tv shows and TV Commercials.

Palm Beach is very close to my home about 10-15minutes away, also known as Palmie to locals

Technique: HDR 5 Bracketted images,Photomatix 3.26 these Tiff files contrast and sharpening adjusted in Nikon Capture NX

Equipment: Nikon D300 , Sigma 10-20mm lens

Shot taken at dawn with a magic sunrise

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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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  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 4 years ago

    Wonderful sunrise Philip …

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    Perfect in so many ways … sunrise on a deserted beach :)

  • Kymie
    Kymieover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous Phillip :-)

  • Esperanza Gallego
    Esperanza Gallegoover 4 years ago

    Beautiful colors, very peaceful place :)

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedleover 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture!

  • Ladyshark
    Ladysharkover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous light and colour!

  • XeeraMasque
    XeeraMasqueover 4 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful image!

    Exceptional work :)

    PERUGINAover 4 years ago

    I love and adore Palm Beach and it is my beach.. WONDERFUL

  • etienneUK
    etienneUKover 4 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!

  • Fiona Boundy
    Fiona Boundyover 4 years ago

    So nice :-)

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