Colonial Elegance (45 Exposure HDR Panorama) - Bathurst Court House c1880, Bathurst, NSW Australia
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Bathurst is often referred to as Gold Country as it was the site of the first gold discovery and where the first gold rush occurred in Australia. The city has an historic city centre with many buildings remaining from the gold rush period of the mid to late 1800s.
The Bathurst Courthouse is one of the finest examples of colonial architecture outside of Sydney.
This magnificent building was built in 1880 and is situated in the heart of the city. It is listed by the National Trust and was designed by James Barnet
who also designed the Bathurst Bowling Club (formerly the Police Barracks).
This building is regarded is among the most significant courthouse buildings in regional Australia.
The building was completed in 1880 in the neo-classical style with an octagonal Renaissance dome. The wings, built as the postal and telegraph offices, were opened in 1877. The entire structure is 81 metres long and 45 metres wide. The west wing is now occupied by the Central Western Music Centre. The east wing is now the Historical Society Museum.
Technique: HDR, 9 brackets of 5 exposures a total of 45 exposures. The first bracket of 5 exposures was tonemapped in Photomatix 4.1 to produce one 35mb tiff file. This process was repeated another 8 times to produced a total of nine 35mb tiff files, these nine tiff files were then merged in Photoshop Element 9.0 to create one 1.2 gigabyte tiff file, croppings , and slight adjustments and sizing. The final tiff file was then saved and converted to jpeg. The final jpeg size is 50mb, dimensions 22,000 x 4500.
Equipment: Nikon D300, Nikon 18-70mm lens , Handheld
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