Parkes Observatory • New South Wales • Australia by William Bullimore

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The Parkes Observatory has to be my most favourite thing to photograph. Whenever we’re driving through outback New South Wales, I always have to stop and get some shots of it. I was pleased to get a different perspective this time. Have a great week everyone.

From Wikipedia:

The Parkes Radiothermal Telescope, completed in 1961, was the brainchild of E.G. (Taffy) Bowen, chief of the CSIRO’s Radiophysics Laboratory… The primary observing instrument is the 64-metre movable dish telescope, second largest in the Southern Hemisphere… During the Apollo missions to the moon, the Parkes Observatory was used to relay communication and telemetry signals to NASA, providing coverage for when the moon was on the Australian side of the Earth.

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Exposure: 5 exposures (-2,-1,0,1,2 EV)
Aperture: f/18
Focal Length: 58mm
ISO Speed: 200
Accessories: Manfrotto 190XB Tripod, Manfrotto 322RC2 Heavy Duty Grip Ball Head, Canon RC1 Wireless Remote
Date and Time: 19 October 2009 06.35pm

Post Processing:
Imported into Lightroom
Exported 5 exposures to Photomatix
Tonemap generated HDR using detail enhancer option
Re-imported back into Lightroom
Exported to CS3
Curves layer
Hue/Saturation layer
Noise reduction filter
Unsharp mask filter
Re-imported back into Lightroom
Spot removal in Lightroom
Added keyword metadata
Exported as JPEG


  • BigD
    BigDover 5 years ago


  • shadyuk
    shadyukover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous, did you enter this in the “Trees” Group ?

  • Gary Kelly
    Gary Kellyover 5 years ago

    Yes, perspective. When you visit the house a few doors down the road, and look out the window, you see your neighbor’s point of view, which can be quite different to your own. That kinda thing always fascinates me.

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersover 5 years ago

    A beautiful landscape with a little human element there. Nice work. xo

  • sendao
    sendaoover 5 years ago

    outstanding image!…a must fav. for me!!!

  • Merrilyn Hunt
    Merrilyn Huntover 5 years ago

    Great shot, William! Modern technology right at “home among the gum trees” and sheep paddocks.

  • James Deypalan
    James Deypalanover 5 years ago

    Very nice William!

  • BCImages
    BCImagesover 5 years ago


  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago

    wonderful work,

    JUSTARTover 5 years ago

    great shot

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