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Photo shoot with Baz

Tomaree headland, Shoal Bay, Port Stephens, N.S.W, Australia


port stephens, shoal, bay, fort, castle, fish, seascape, landscape, michael howard

Love photography, love learning! Still have a way to go and I’m enjoying the journey.

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  • Pene Stevens
    Pene Stevensover 2 years ago

    oh WOW !!!!!

  • Thanks Pene, trying out topaz B&W :)

    – Michael Howard

  • Heather Thorning
    Heather Thorningover 2 years ago

    Love it Michael.I would like to be there.Looks so very serene…

  • Thanks Heather, needs another visit I think :)

    – Michael Howard

  • Candy Gemmill
    Candy Gemmillover 2 years ago

    Beautiful!! Love this image, great composition with the tree and bench and just love the stars!

  • Thanks very much Candy!

    – Michael Howard

  • Sarah Couzens
    Sarah Couzensover 2 years ago


  • Thank you Sarah!

    – Michael Howard

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyover 2 years ago

    What a beautiful scene – Love it x

  • Thanks Gail :)

    – Michael Howard

  • bazcelt
    bazceltover 2 years ago

    Really suits the b&w mate. Came out very well. You got better stars than i did too.

  • Thanks Baz, used topaz B&W, seemed to do the trick. Really need to have another go here :)

    – Michael Howard

  • robpower
    robpowerover 2 years ago

    nice work mate, the detail in the tree and the stars are excellent

  • Thanks Rob !

    – Michael Howard

  • Ladyshark
    Ladysharkover 2 years ago

    Wow! This has everything! Gorgeous tree, stars….love it!

  • Thanks Lori, it was a good find! Baz came up so I said lets go here, dunno what’s there but lets go anyway……:)))

    – Michael Howard

  • Mieke Boynton
    Mieke Boyntonover 2 years ago

    I think this one needs to be seen both from a distance and close up to be fully appreciated, Mick! I love that curve of the road under the tree and the placement of the chair within the frame… and that beautiful moon… it’s a fantastic shot!

  • Thanks Mieke, just a quick snap while walking back to car!
    That is a star(bright one) not the moon, for some reason it had a halo around it due to atmosphere I guess. I doesn’t appear like this on all shots here, so maybe a cloud pasted by in the f/4 30sec exposure, dunno but it looked cool :) Processed in Topaz B&W effects, toning is “chrome” I think. You can download BW Topaz from their site.

    – Michael Howard

  • Pene Stevens
    Pene Stevensover 2 years ago

    i have all the topaz’es :) and i really love the B&W Effects one….. it worked very nicely with this shot !!! :)

  • Thanks Pene, yeah first time for Topaz B&W here, quite like Silver Efex Pro 2 and use it in some colour processing too.

    – Michael Howard

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