Nambucca River Panorama by George Petrovsky

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Back in the olden days, 2006, I lived for a while near Nambucca Heads, on the beautiful North Coast of NSW. It was a happy time, yet a sad time, because being an old codger, I couldn’t find work up there, much as I tried. This is the time I first found and became a member of the old Digital Photo Forum, then, when that disbanded, moved to Red Bubble – and I haven’t been the same since!

This panorama is a bit rough, my first attempt at a wider coverage, as I just sat my Nikon D70 on a post, set the focal length to 50mm to avoid excess distortion, and took about 5 shots, trying to overlap as accurately as possible. Even so, exposures were all over the place and I had to do a fair bit of mucking about to get consistency. Then my panorama programme struggled stitching all the shots together, so more hours spent doing fine adjustments and blending in PS Elements 3. This view is looking South.

Sadly, my original series of photos were lost when my hard drive went to heaven…. No exif information is available, other than a Nikon D70 – and I’m sure I used a Tamron telephoto lens, 50mm, at about f8.

Best viewed larger.

My decision to post this picture, for better or worse, was inspired by seeing Voluntary Rangers’ magnificent panorama of the Lakes district in England.


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An old photographer and his dog trying to find what turns a photograph into a worthwhile picture. Perhaps try to take a worthwhile photograph in the first place? The digital darkroom is a creative, fascinating place. If only I could learn to use it and the cameras I have to best effect… I love “mucking around”, as you can see!

Now, you know all my stuff is Copyright If you try and pinch any of it, I’ll jump through your screen and rip your bloody arms off!

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  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Daleover 2 years ago

    It’s a beauty George – certainly needs to be viewed larger.

  • G’day Rosalie!
    Glad you like it, even though it’s a very amateurish production. :)george

    – George Petrovsky

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyover 2 years ago

    Oh WoW !! ..What an awesome view George – This is really beautiful !!! – Love it

  • G’day Gail!
    Thanks for visiting Nambucca and for adding this to your favourites. Thinking back, this is from a place called the Blue Seat lookout (there’s a blue concrete bench there) if you ever wander down that way. :)george

    – George Petrovsky

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...over 2 years ago

    wonderful pano!

  • G’day Tereza!
    Thanks for visiting from the other side of the World and favouriting this panorama. Much appreciated! :)george

    – George Petrovsky

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenover 2 years ago

    Nice spot up around Scotts Head in the 70s doing a bit of surfing..those were the days George..great pano mate.

  • G’day wazza!
    Glad you like this view and have added it to your favourites. Never a surfer – but always in awe of the power of the sea and an admirer of those who brave the waves! :)george

    – George Petrovsky

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52over 2 years ago

    Brilliant capture George.

    Cheers Jude

  • G’dya Jude!
    Thanks for adding this panorama to your favourites! It makes the labours worthwhile… :)george

    – George Petrovsky

  • G’day is what I meant!

    – George Petrovsky

  • Enivea
    Eniveaover 2 years ago

    It looks divine, and kudos to you for all the work you put into getting the panorama.

  • G’day Enivea!
    Glad you appreciate the view and what went into producing it. I could “see” what I wanted and just mucked about until I came up with this result. :)george

    – George Petrovsky

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourover 2 years ago

    This is a beautiful scene great shot

  • G’day Malcolm!
    So glad you like this part of the North Coast of NSW. Always a favourite area for me. Back in the olden days, in the previous millenium, I had briefly visited Cornwall and found it a most beautiful part of the world. That was all pre-digital and my pictures of it are yellowing and faded, which is why I also enjoy seeing pictures from your own gallery. Keep well. :)george

    – George Petrovsky

  • Warren. A. Williams
    Warren. A. Wil...over 2 years ago

    It’s a stunning view and needs to be on a wall printed large

  • G’day Warren!
    Glad you like this panorama. I did have a print made of it, not a huge one, but it’s very difficult to frame properly and detail is not that crash hot when enlarged. An amateur effort. :)george

    – George Petrovsky

  • Dean Cunningham
    Dean Cunninghamover 2 years ago

    looks awesome – wonderful pic !

  • G’day Dean!
    Thanks for visiting Nambucca Heads. It’s a great area for scenic photography and I’m glad you like this shot. :)george

    – George Petrovsky

  • kenspics
    kenspicsover 2 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature in the Former DPF Members group George!!!
    So beautifully taken!!!

  • G’day Ken!
    Thanks for your words of encouragement – always appreciated! Creating this was major surgery, so it’s good that at least some discerning people enjoy the view! :)george

    – George Petrovsky

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