Jackarandah Dawn - Sydney Harbour, Sydney Australia by Philip Johnson

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Yes I’m at it again my normal perch overlooking Sydney Harbour, the light amazing, the stillness of the harbour and the reflections a joy. This time of year the mauve Jackarandah trees dot the shoreline with bursts of colour.

In the foregroundyou can see the spire of St Francis Xavier Church, Lavender Bay which was founded in 1856 and was one of the first churches in Sydney. Also to the left in the foreground is a row of historic terraces.

In the middle of the image you can see the Art Deco Luna Park that dates back to the 1930’s, nestles against the Sydney Harbour Bridge , nicknamed the Coathanger, the image also shows the cittyscape of Sydney as it catches the first light of day.

This view changes everyday , and the location is quite often asked by other photographers , …. my answer if i told you i’d have to kill you lol

Technique: 5 Bracketted exposures tonemapped in Photomatix 4.1, some sharpening and resizing in Photoshop

Equipment: Nikon D300, Nikon 18-70mm lens


sydney harbour, harbor, australia, hdr, dawn, sunrise

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

    Outstanding work Philip …

  • thanks Tom magic light

    – Philip Johnson

  • Paul Thompson Photography
    Paul Thompson ...almost 4 years ago

    Stunning work my friend

  • thanks Paul its a magic spot

    – Philip Johnson

  • LavenderMoon
    LavenderMoonalmost 4 years ago

    This view never ceases to draw me in… it’s no wonder it is so closely guarded by you. : )

  • yes it’s guarded by guard dogs and laser beams lol

    – Philip Johnson

  • billfox256
    billfox256almost 4 years ago

    Great treatment on the excellent shot!!!!, Bill

  • thanks bill its a great spot

    – Philip Johnson

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonalmost 4 years ago

    FANTASTIC work Philip,

  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Dalealmost 4 years ago

    Now that is exquisite Philip.

  • thanks Rosalie its a great spot and arent jackarandahs wonderful explosions of colour

    – Philip Johnson

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesoralmost 4 years ago

    Amazing Philip!! :)

  • thanks Keith , the light was wonderful

    – Philip Johnson

  • catherine walker
    catherine walkeralmost 4 years ago

    that looks wonderful..and the violet haze of the trees is gorgeous..well done a beautiful photo!

  • thanks Catherine, yes those trees change the view, and add something to it

    – Philip Johnson

  • MrJoop
    MrJoopalmost 4 years ago

    love it!


    – Philip Johnson

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenalmost 4 years ago

    Awesome image Philip!

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