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Expectations - Long Reef, Sydney (25 Exposure HDR Panorama) - The HDR Experience by Philip Johnson

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This impressive marine reserve covers the large rocky peninsula and the surrounding rock platforms between Long Reef and Collaroy beaches on Sydney’s North Shores.

This shot taken just after dawn, another beautiful sunrise on Sydney’s Northern Beaches i just loved the light on this morning , and with the tide low the rock platform glowed

Equipment: Nikon D300, Nikon 18-200mm lens
Technique: HDR Panoramic 25 bracketted exposures, tonemapped in Photomatix then the 5 segments merged in Photoshop Elements.

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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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  • micheleirene
    micheleireneover 4 years ago

    It’s a golden heaven…….beautiful Phillip :)

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 4 years ago

    Again the texture of the sand and water flooding it and pooling is tactile. Very unusual in this regard.

  • Ryan Davison Crisp
    Ryan Davison C...over 4 years ago

    gorgeous tones, lovely shot

  • Husky
    Huskyover 4 years ago

    Great image and alot of work,,well done Phil!

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherover 4 years ago


  • NinaF
    NinaFover 4 years ago


  • Sandy Woolard
    Sandy Woolardover 4 years ago

    Beautiful…Great capture of golden reflections of light!!!

  • Terry Everson
    Terry Eversonover 4 years ago
    Another excellent image Phillip. You should hawk some of these images around the local coffee shops and restaurants.
  • Scott Sheehan
    Scott Sheehanover 4 years ago

    Wow! Fantastic shot! Well done.

  • Clive S
    Clive Sover 4 years ago

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

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