or it could be "There is a light at the end of the tunnel’

Cockatoo Island main North-South Tunnel

Cockatoo Island is a hertiage listed in the middle of Sydney Harbour and is also the largest Island in the Habour. Since European settlement the island has been used for incarceration of convicts, industrial schooling and ship building. Maritime idustrial activity was ceased in 1992. 10 years later the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust was established and this island was placed into their care. Rehabilitation and restoration of the island is continueing and upon each visit you are sure to note chages.

This was my second visit to the Island and this time the trip was instigated by my wife, as she had never been here. It was a day out with the inlaws with all of us enjoying the photographic delights of this wonderful place. The weather did get the better of us on this day as a afternoon thunderstorm drew the days activity to a close.

Nikon D300
Nikon 12-24mm f/4.0 Lens
Remote Release

ISO: 200
Focal Length:

Photomatix (yes, again)
Capture NX
black/grey/white point allocation

Welcome to my view of the world, through the lens. Sometimes fluffy, sometimes colourful, other times it can be dark and moody.

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  • Jason Ruth
    Jason Ruthabout 5 years ago


  • Leigh Nelson
    Leigh Nelsonabout 5 years ago

    Nice HDR Jason. I tried a few shots in the tunnel there with so so results in the tricky light conditions but you’ve nailed it with this one!

  • Thanks Leigh. I took a few different combinations before I felt I had the right exposures for the HDR.

    – Jason Ruth

  • Deborah McGrath
    Deborah McGrathabout 5 years ago

    Great shot. The HDR really brings out the depth in the colour.

  • thank you Deb. You just have to love the colours in the sandstone around Sydney

    – Jason Ruth

  • Jeff Catford
    Jeff Catfordabout 5 years ago

    Wow! It’s like being rapidly drawn into a vortex.
    Excellent HDR.. The tones are beautifully controlled without going over the top, yet there is that ‘something-other’ feel that HDR can give.
    Thank you.

  • as always Jeff, you are welcome

    – Jason Ruth

  • John Vandeven
    John Vandevenabout 5 years ago

    Fantastic work Jason….Looks great.

  • thanks John, appreciate the comment

    – Jason Ruth

  • Nicoletté Thain Photography
    Nicoletté Thai...about 5 years ago

    wonderful depth and great editing / processing :)

  • Nicolette, thank you for the kind words and especially for the feature.

    – Jason Ruth

  • Merrilyn Hunt
    Merrilyn Huntabout 5 years ago

    Love the colour in the rocks and the blue lines disappearing into the light. Good work, Jason!

  • thanks Merrilyn

    – Jason Ruth

  • bubblehex08
    bubblehex08about 5 years ago

    I love the rough walls in contrast to the neat metallic structure. You captured this tunnel very well!

  • thank you bublehex08

    – Jason Ruth

  • Leigh Nelson
    Leigh Nelsonabout 5 years ago

    Featured in the group Sydney’s Inner West

  • thank you for the feature Leigh

    – Jason Ruth

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersabout 5 years ago

    Excellent perspective. . .

  • thanks Hugh and thank you for the favourite too.
    btw good portfoilio

    – Jason Ruth

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