Man O War - Oil Shale Mine Ruins - Glen Davis - The Capertee Valley - The HDR Experience by Philip Johnson


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Man O War - Oil Shale Mine Ruins - Glen Davis - The Capertee Valley - The HDR Experience by 


Like a ancient Man O War beached in the wilderness the ruins of the Oil Shale Mine at Glen Davis in the Capertee Valley West of Sydney.

Glen Davis is an old shale mining town located 70 kilometres north of Lithgow in the Capertee Valley, Glen Davis constituted the only attempt to commercially produce petrol from shale oil in Australia.

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Glen Davis Oil Shale Mine:

Technique: HDR 5 Bracketted exposures, tonemapped in photomatix

Equipment Nikon D300, Sigma 10-20mm

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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  • Jamie  Green
    Jamie Greenover 3 years ago

    Great shot Philip…

  • John Schneider
    John Schneiderover 3 years ago

    Impressive piece of work! – John

  • Ian Fegent
    Ian Fegentover 3 years ago

    Great colour Phillip very effective.

  • Phil Woodman
    Phil Woodmanover 3 years ago

    The history needs preservation…interesting angle to get the man-of-war effect.

  • Thats right Phil unfortunately their is no preservation going on at the ruins , i believe they tried to get heritage protection but it was not successful. In fact the tour guide said one of the previous owners of the property had let the army use the site , and one of these structures was blown up

    – Philip Johnson

  • Kathy Baccari
    Kathy Baccariover 3 years ago

  • Clive S
    Clive Sover 3 years ago

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

  • Sylvain Dumas
    Sylvain Dumasover 3 years ago

    Love the look of this. It’s very dark and austere.

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