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Victorian Majesty , Melbourne -Royal Exhibition Building & Carlton Gardens - The HDR Experience by Philip Johnson

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This shot taken on a recent trip to Melbourne, the weather wasnt the best but you make do with what you get. So an early morning trip to Carlton Gardens to photograph the wonderful Royal Exhibition Building , love to get inside but maybe next time as no tours until July

My eye caught this view with the World Heritage listed building reflected in the recently fallen rain.

North of the city centre, the majestic Royal Exhibition Building is surrounded by Carlton Gardens.

The building is one of the world’s oldest remaining exhibition pavilions and was originally built for the Great Exhibition of 1880. Later it housed the first Commonwealth Parliament from 1901, and was the first building in Australia to achieve a World Heritage listing in 2004.

Equipment: Nikon D300. Sigma 10-20mm lens Handheld

Technique: HDR 5 Bracketted Images 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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  • Yhun Suarez
    Yhun Suarezover 4 years ago

    superb and classy Phil :)

  • thanks the weather wasnt the best , but you make do with whats available, the next time i visit i must get inside that building

    – Philip Johnson

  • Therese M Smith
    Therese M Smithover 4 years ago

    This is gorgeous. Love how you captured the lighting. Outstanding beauty at best.:)

  • thanks Therese loved the reflections, and there were challenges in avoiding garbage containers outside the building from getting in the shot

    – Philip Johnson

  • Patricia127
    Patricia127over 4 years ago

    Great shot with such a stormy sky! Beautiful architecture. Thanks for putting me on your watchlist:)

  • thanks Patricia its certainly great architecture, and that fountain and reflections. It goes to prove how much gold was being moved through melbourne to afford such landmarks

    – Philip Johnson

  • Akkra
    Akkraover 4 years ago

    Fantastic! I love what the weather has done to the atmosphere of this shot – very moody and dramatic!

  • thanks zoe ive got to get in that building its register under world heritage

    – Philip Johnson

  • GailD
    GailDover 4 years ago

    Beautiful Phil. Great architecture.

  • thanks Gail i have to get in that building its got to be a hdr treasure

    – Philip Johnson

  • ECH52
    ECH52over 4 years ago

    Excellent work Phillip!!!

  • thanks its an example of how much money was being moved through melbourne during the gold rush that they could afford such landmarks

    – Philip Johnson

  • stacyrod
    stacyrodover 4 years ago

    Beautiful and moody, Great:)

  • thanks Sandy its great that such heritage buildings are preserved

    – Philip Johnson

  • Davide Ferrari
    Davide Ferrariover 4 years ago

    beautiful shot Philip!
    the reflections and the sky are awesome,i can go mad with HDR too in your country!

  • thanks , the weather was not great must get back in the spring

    – Philip Johnson

  • binjy
    binjyover 4 years ago

    Wonderful. I love that building :)

  • it’s a great building i must get inside

    – Philip Johnson

  • BCasTal
    BCasTalover 4 years ago

    Stunning image. I love the HDR effect!

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