On The Rocks - Avalon Beach, Sydney - The HDR Experience by Philip Johnson

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To those in the Northern Hemisphere shovelling snow at the moment…. a Little bit of Summer downunder !!!

Avalon Beach is one of the many beautiful beaches that stretch along the northern beaches of Sydney set between two headlands. About 1 hours drive from Sydney CBD.

Its a area to sit and watch the sunrise or a cold beer or wine and a seafood meal, its my neighbourhood, it’s hard but someone has to live here. So if visiting Sydney forget the crowded bondi beach and take a drive north for the beauty of Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

Yes this is my neighbourhood

Technique: 25 Bracketted exposures shot on groups of 5 exposures, the first segment tonemapped in Photomatix then the process repeated another 4 times to form 5 × 35mb tiff files. These 5 files then merged in Photoshop to form 1 × 500mb tiff file, which then was sharpened and contrast adjusted, then saved and converted to jpeg

Equipment: Nikon D300 , Nikon 18-200mm



avalon beach, australia, northern beaches, hdr, landscape, seascape, sydney

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 beachscape Philip …

  • thanks Tom , the conditions were kind here usually there would be surf running , but on this occasion the tide was very low . The sunset was happening , its not often you get a reflection of the headland the sea was flat

    – Philip Johnson

  • Karlientjie
    Karlientjiealmost 4 years ago

    Just love it Philip – great everything & instant fav!:)x

  • dperalta
    dperaltaalmost 4 years ago

    Spectacular! The combinations of elements and colors are just gorgeous!

  • GailD
    GailDalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful scene Philip. We do have some of the best beaches in the world.

  • David Davies
    David Daviesalmost 4 years ago

    You’re a cruel man, Philip! lol

  • Kathleen Stephens
    Kathleen Stephensalmost 4 years ago

    You picked up some lovely pastels in this one. Beautiful imagery.

  • Akkra
    Akkraalmost 4 years ago

    I’m freezing and yet looking at a glimpse of a toasty paradise…very odd feeling, but I love the view!

  • Susan Russell
    Susan Russellalmost 4 years ago

    Another beauty!

  • 1stImpressions
    1stImpressionsalmost 4 years ago

    class image

  • Clive S
    Clive Salmost 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the "Photomatix HDR Group":http://www.redbubble.com/groups/photomatix-hdr!

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