Up In The Air  #1- Black Mountain, Canberra - The HDR Experience by Philip Johnson

Up In The Air #1- Black Mountain, Canberra - The HDR Experience by 


this shot taken at dusk from Telstra Tower which rises 195 metres above the summit of Black Mountain and provides unsurpassed 360 degree views of Canberra and the surrounding countryside. Situated in a beautiful nature reserve with many undisturbed animals, Telstra Tower is a futuristic landmark that plays a vital role in Australia’s telecommunication network.
Visitors to the Tower can see the city unfold from the enclosed viewing gallery or the two open viewing platforms. There is a kiosk with exclusive souvenirs, a relaxing coffee lounge, and Canberra’s only revolving restaurant. The history of telecommunications in Australia is a ‘hands-on’ experience when exploring the “Making Connections” exhibition. The theatre provides a video on the Tower’s remarkable design and construction. The Tower, designed by PMG Department in 1972 received prestigious design and construction awards prior to opening.

Telstra Tower has now become one of the National Capital’s most symbolic landmarks and a major tourist attraction with a total of over six million visitors. In 1989 the World Federation of Great Towers invited Telstra Tower to join such distinguished monuments as the Blackpool Tower in London and the Empire State Building in New York.

Technique: 20 Bracketted Exposures Taken in portrait orientation, processed in Photomatix and merged in Photoshop Elements

Equipment: Nikon D300, Nikon 18-200mm Lens Handheld

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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  • ZeeZeeshots
    ZeeZeeshotsalmost 5 years ago

    Beautifully capture! Thanks for the info!

  • Clive
    Clivealmost 5 years ago

    Stunning scenic view Phillip, well captured and great information, been years since I last visited there

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenalmost 5 years ago

    Another nice shot.thanks. [where"s Ruddy.

  • i think he is lying in one of those valleys with a knife in his back covered with lipstick

    – Philip Johnson

  • ECH52
    ECH52almost 5 years ago

    Stunning Capture Phillip, Beautiful view!!!

  • Tim Denny
    Tim Dennyalmost 5 years ago

    Great shot Phillip, and DOF, composition also

  • Lisa G. Putman
    Lisa G. Putmanalmost 5 years ago

    Absoutely breathtaking, Phillip!

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Moorealmost 5 years ago

    Could not be any more beautiful. Just not possible. Stellar.

  • Atheum
    Atheumalmost 5 years ago

    :O Jaw-dropper. Too good to be true.

  • Numandi
    Numandialmost 5 years ago


  • Clive S
    Clive Salmost 5 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

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