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Beyers Cottage - Hill End, NSW - The HDR Experience by Philip Johnson

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Built around 1865 for £4 by Louis Beyer

This shot taken on my recent road trip to the west of our state, this is one of the surving buildings in the historic goldfields township.

In 1872 what was, at the time, the world’s largest specimen of reef gold – the ’Holtermann’s Nugget’, weighing 285 kg and measured 150 cm by 66 cm with an average thickness of 10 cm.

After this the town grew to over 8000 people, making it one of NSW’s largest inland towns with a kilometer plus of shops, five banks, two newspapers, a brewery, 27 hotels – all doing well – now the Royal Hotel (1872) is the only one remaining

Equipment: Nikon D300, Nikon 18-70mm

Technique: HDR 20 Bracketted Exposures shot in brackets of 5 exposures, tonemapped in Photomatix 4.0, merged in photoshop.

© Copyright 2010 Philip Johnson Photography, All Rights Reserved

Go To State Library of NSW To See the building in it’s hey day"HERE":

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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  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenabout 4 years ago

    Nice POV,Golden!

  • thanks waz it’s always a challenge to get a original shot out of a most photographed subject

    – Philip Johnson

  • Albert
    Albertabout 4 years ago

    It’s nice to see these old houses. Even the fence looks original.

  • albert thanks ,actually the whole township is listed under heritage protection and that includes these fences that areprominant throughout the township

    – Philip Johnson

  • mindym306
    mindym306about 4 years ago

    great work!

  • thanks Mindy

    – Philip Johnson

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  • Tibby Steedly
    Tibby Steedlyabout 4 years ago


  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezabout 4 years ago

    Super HDR Philip …

  • thanks Tom its a good place to wander lots of the buildings are hdr friendly

    – Philip Johnson

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanabout 4 years ago

    Great angle Phil … it is a difficult house to capture fully without the fence being in the way … this one has included both and looks great♥

  • thanks Bev , yes maybe with it being set on a corner and the height of the fence

    – Philip Johnson

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerabout 4 years ago

    It has changed a little since it’s heyday, but that’s to be expected. Great to see it looking so good and to read the history. That was some nugget!
    Great work!

  • David Davies
    David Daviesabout 4 years ago

    Super picture, Phillip!

  • Clive S
    Clive Sabout 4 years ago

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

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