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Merlin's Vision - Merlin's Lookout , Hill End NSW Australia - The HDR Experience by Philip Johnson

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Hill End is managed by National Parks & Wildlife NSW as a Historic Site
Henry Beaufoy Merlin: was a pioneering photographer in early Australia, his contributions to the Holterman collection documented Australia and in particular the goldfields arounh the historic gold mining township of Hill End.

This lookout view Merlin’s lookout is dedicated to his memory. This shot taken on a early sunrise shoot at the recent Red Bubble Rumble where around 30 bubblers got together to share photography it seems appropriate that the favourite viewpoint for our sunrise and sunset shoots was dedicated to a photographer.

Technique: HDR 36 bracketted exposures, shot in brackets of 9, shot in 4 segments the first segment of 9 exposures was tonemapped in photomatix to create 1 x36mb file this process was then repeated another 3 times to create 4 × 36mb tiff files, these 4 tiff files were then merged in photoshop elements 9.0 to create one 1.1 gigabyte panoramic tiff file. The final file was sized and sharpemed in Photoshop Elements 9.0, saved as a tiff file and a jpeg for uploading to RB File dimensions of jpeg image 20000 X 5000 , 52mb.

Equipment: Nikon D300 Nikon 18-70mm, manfrotto tripod

See Also

Contemplation Point – Merlin’s Lookout, Hill End NSW Australia – The HDR Experience:


Merlin’s Viewpoint:

“Merlin’s Viewpoint”:

The Holterman Collection:

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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

Winner of the Art Unlimited Photography prize 2011

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  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenalmost 3 years ago

    Its a great location Phil..nice shot ..will be heading back there in the next few months.

  • yes we were tossing around a rumble return , when it’s not too busy, lol not staying at the lodge

    – Philip Johnson

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenalmost 3 years ago


  • Angela King-Jones
    Angela King-Jonesalmost 3 years ago

    Like a dream

  • Redviolin
    Redviolinalmost 3 years ago

    mmmm know this vie so well…you have done it with great justice…beautiful

  • Megan Martin
    Megan Martinalmost 3 years ago

    Stunning view! Such great colors!!

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezalmost 3 years ago

    Super scene ..

  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...almost 3 years ago


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  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsalmost 3 years ago

    Stunning image!

  • Mike  Kinney
    Mike Kinneyalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful Image

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...almost 3 years ago

    stunning shot brah’

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