True Colours - Capertee Valley, Australia  - The HDR Experience by Philip Johnson

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Sometimes when you get up before the birds for photography , you ask why then you get a view like this and you know why.

The Capertee valley is the world’s second largest canyon. Capertee is 1 kilometre longer than the Grand Canyon, but not quite as deep.

Just 2 km south of town, on the Mudgee Rd, is Pearsons Lookout. It furnishes outstanding views of the Capertree Valley to the east. Nearly 30 km across it is the largest enclosed valley in Australia. Rising dramatically from the valley floor is Pantoneys Crown, a column-like, flat-topped mountain, named after William Pantoney, one of the members of the first European expedition through the area – that of John Blackman in 1821.

Technique: HDR 5 Bracketted Exposures , tonemapped in Photomatix 4.1

Equipment: Nikon D300 Nikon 18-200mm, Manfrotto Tripod

See Also

Morning Glory:

Valley of Light And Shadows- Capertee Valley:


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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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  • Michael Cummings
    Michael Cummingsover 3 years ago

    Just beautiful Philip

  • thanks Michael its a magic area

    – Philip Johnson

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 3 years ago

    Super view Philip …

  • thanks Tom , its a stunning area with photo ops abundant

    – Philip Johnson

  • John Bullen
    John Bullenover 3 years ago

    love this valley. I used to date a lady who (still) lives in Capertee. Seeing this brought back fond memories

  • yes its a great spot to setup a photo studio , a bit isolated but plenty of images to capture

    thanks Johnny

    – Philip Johnson

  • Akkra
    Akkraover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous. Completely gorgeous. :o)

  • RhondaJPrice
    RhondaJPriceover 3 years ago

    Wow! How beautiful!!

  • Cripplefinger
    Cripplefingerover 3 years ago

    Very nice, from pasture to cliffs to clouds.

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 3 years ago

    Beautiful, Philip! Excellent narrative!

  • Kathy Baccari
    Kathy Baccariover 3 years ago

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenover 3 years ago

    Very nice.

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawover 3 years ago

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

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