Twisted - QVB, Sydney - The HDR Experience by Philip Johnson

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A little experiment using panoramic techniques

.One of my most popular images is this staircase, it is in the Queen Victoria Building , one of the treasures of Sydney. recently the has been a large amount of restoration work been carried out so I decided to do a return visit to checkout the new paintwork.

This is the result , the grand staircase.

Equipment : Nikon D300 , Sigma 10-20mm lens, shot handheld.

Technique: HDR 5 Bracketted exposures, tonemapped in Photomatix , small adjustment in 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

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  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezalmost 4 years ago

    Lovely work Philip …

  • thanks Tom its a stunning building

    – Philip Johnson

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyalmost 4 years ago

    wow! wonderful!

  • RickGeorge
    RickGeorgealmost 4 years ago

    Nice work!

  • SPDF
    SPDFalmost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous colours Philip and wonderful compositional shapes. Lighting is phenomenal too.

  • Jeffrey  Sinnock
    Jeffrey Sinnockalmost 4 years ago

    You must have nerves of steel to hand hold in light like that. great work

  • lol ,

    yes you have to hand hold in the building the security guards get difficukt with tripods

    – Philip Johnson

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

    The jewel toned paint is magnificent. Is that a dome where the red wall is? Wow. what gorgeous windows. I imagine this was tough to shoot. Turned out beautiful!

  • hi frannie

    yes thats the great dome of the queem victoria building , i do have some photos of the dome, had some difficulties as some bright spark had decided to hang a fashion poster from lol. The lead light windows are stunning

    – Philip Johnson

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragheralmost 4 years ago


  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenalmost 4 years ago

    Lovely capture of a beautiful building Philip..cheers.

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

    Such a treasure. How wonderful that they are restoring it and maintaining it. You’ve certainly given it a whole new audience and fan club, here.

  • It goes to prove that you can still preserve historical buildings, and still have them economically viable. The building houses some of Sydneys elite shops.

    To think there was a proposal about 30 years ago to demolish the building and turn the site into cinemas EEK

    – Philip Johnson

  • Hetty Mellink
    Hetty Mellinkalmost 4 years ago

    This is wonderful!

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