This picture of a Port Macquarie sunset is dedicated to my friend, Dennis Gay.
Located on the beautiful Mid North Coast of New South Wales, “Port” and the surrounding areas is where Dennis established his domain. “InPortAnt” was his user name on the old Digital Photo Forum, where his works first caught my eye. There followed many years of friendly banter and genuine criticism of my earliest D70 digital pictures. Back then, Dennis had a digital Fuji camera, with the now infamous collapsible rubber lenshood – an essential item in his photographic armoury, which helped him produce many memorable pictures, admired by one and all.
His suggestions on photography and processing were to prove most valuable on my photographic journey. One such journey was to meet him and share a coffee at the famous “La Crema” cafe, then we later sat in the evening light at a point close to where this picture was taken from and talked of cabbages and kings….
Last weekend, I was fortunate to once again visit Dennis, together with our mutual friend Rosalie Dale, who has been keeping everyone updated on his state of health. The spark, the indomitable sense of humour were still there, despite the heavy burden he has been given to bear. He is my Hero.
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Nikon D80, Sigma 17-70mm lens, hand held @ 70mm, Program setting,
1/1250 sec @ f 9.0, ISO 400, Pattern metering, Auto WB. Minimal levels processing in Photoshop Elements 3.