Pull Up The Covers - (25 Exposure HDR Pano) Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, Sydney - The HDR Experience by Philip Johnson
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The Blue Mountains is Sydney’s greatest recreation area for people who prefer the bush to the sea. They are part of the Great Dividing Range, which stretches from Gippsland region of Victoria in the south to the tropical rainforests of north Queensland.

The range rivals the Rockies in length, but nowhere near in height. Australia’s highest mountain is Mount Kosciusko about 500 kilometres south of Sydney. At 2229 metres it is a mere baby by North American and European standards.

Yet the Blue Mountains, peaking at about 1000 metres, proved a heartbreaking challenge until they were conquered by a trio of explorers – Gregory Blaxland, William Lawson and Charles Wentworth in 1813. They and four men hacked through dense bush for 18 days to find a route. Sections of the Great Western Highway from Sydney still follow parts of their trail.

Here early morning dawn glows as it rises and the valley is blanketted in natures doona way below.

Equipment: Nikon D300, Nikon 18-200mm lens, Manfrotto Tripod

Technique: HDR 25 Bracketted Exposures , Processed in Photomatix, merged in Photoshop Elements

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blue mountains, national park, sunrise, australia, sydney, world heritage, dawn, fog, hdr, landscape, philip, johnson, experience, world, heritage, mist, crown

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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  • Gramia97
    Gramia97over 4 years ago

    excellent work – love it.

  • thanks Debbie

    It’s mornings like this that you marvel

    – Philip Johnson

  • Mark Ramstead
    Mark Ramsteadover 4 years ago

    I thought water first… lovely capture.

  • thanks Mark I nearly called it SURFS UP

    – Philip Johnson

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 4 years ago

    Superb shot mate …

  • thanks Tom its mornings like this that you marvel at nature

    – Philip Johnson

  • Michael John
    Michael Johnover 4 years ago

    Love those clouds! Great capture.

  • thanks Michael , it was amazing to be so far above the fog bank

    – Philip Johnson

  • egcleveland
    egclevelandover 4 years ago

    A beauty Philip!

  • thanks EG it reminded me of surf braeking on the coast

    – Philip Johnson

  • NorwegianAngel
    NorwegianAngelover 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot! I thought it was water at first :)

  • thank you it was like waves breaking on the coast

    – Philip Johnson

  • Akkra
    Akkraover 4 years ago

    Mystical and dreamlike… it almost looks like you could dive of one of the mountains and float on the clouds :o)

  • thanks Zoe , i was imagining how much visability there was below not to mention how cold it was down there

    – Philip Johnson

  • robpixaday
    robpixadayover 4 years ago

    STUNNING!!!!!!
    Gorgeous…AMAZING beauty!!!!

  • thanks Robin it was truly amazing looking at how far i was above the fog

    – Philip Johnson

  • phil hemsley
    phil hemsleyover 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture Philip! The inverted cloud base and the warm glow are amazing. Visually stunning :)

  • it was just as amazing looking at the fogbank far below

    – Philip Johnson

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanover 4 years ago

    holy cow, this is just brilliant Philip!

  • Thanks Jenny, some days youre glad to get up before dawn

    – Philip Johnson

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