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Up In The Air #2 - Black Mountain, Canberra - The HDR Experience by Philip Johnson

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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

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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

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  • Chris Clark
    Chris Clarkabout 4 years ago

    fantastic image and beautifully captured Phillip

  • thanks chris not a place if you suffer vertigo lol

    – Philip Johnson

  • LeeMartinImages
    LeeMartinImagesabout 4 years ago

    LARGER VIEW is best, nice work pal….

  • nataraki76
    nataraki76about 4 years ago

    This is brilliant Philip! Well done!

  • Akkra
    Akkraabout 4 years ago

    Completely AWESOME view Philip. It does indeed look phenomenal viewed larger.

  • Alembic-Lynx
    Alembic-Lynxabout 4 years ago

    excellent tonality

  • Jenifer DeBellis
    Jenifer DeBellisabout 4 years ago

    Someday I MUST see this in person! Great texture and color capture.

  • Joseph  Tillman
    Joseph Tillmanabout 4 years ago

    Great pov. Very impressive.

  • neogolas
    neogolasabout 4 years ago

    My goodness Philip this is beeautiful,so I made it one of my favorites.

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenabout 4 years ago

    nice mate.

  • sedge808
    sedge808about 4 years ago


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