Early Morning Solitude by reflector

A paddler makes his way back to the shore after an enjoyable paddle in Newcastle Harbour early one Autumn morning. The image was taken using a Canon 450D with a standard 250 mm Canon lens, zoomed to 135mm.

The original digital photograph:

The processed image which was edited in Photoshop Elements 7 by applying a recently photographed Custom Texture:

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  • chrythmnove
    chrythmnovealmost 5 years ago

    Wow looks great! I like the loner, paddling in the presence of such awe. So dignified don’t u think?

  • Thanks Katherine, it was a big contrast – his small kayak in all that open space and that huge Ship on the left ! He’s not really a loner – I got a shot of his girlfriend or wife paddling past the same spot a few seconds earlier ! A first date, or a novel thrill, who knows ? :)

    – reflector

  • JacquiK
    JacquiKalmost 5 years ago

    Fantastic photo and work Reflector.

  • Thanks Jacqui ! It’s a great location that has lots to shoot, though at times it feels like that spot has been exhausted.

    – reflector

  • chrythmnove
    chrythmnovealmost 5 years ago

    Do you remember the lone surfer who blockaded at Mrs Macquarie Chair in 1988 about the tall ships & radioactive vessels entering the Harbour, He grabbed the hull & surfed like a Dolphin!?

  • Maybe ? There have been quite a few risky acts performed by people protesting – it’s hard to keep up with it all. :))

    – reflector

  • AlMiller
    AlMilleralmost 5 years ago

    Another great processing job James

  • Thank you Al ! I searched my Garage the other afternoon and found some new textures to photograph and use in my work.

    – reflector

  • JackieJlo2
    JackieJlo2almost 5 years ago


  • Thanks for your great comment !

    – reflector

  • Christine Oakley
    Christine Oakleyalmost 5 years ago

    Congratulations on your Feature on 2 May 2010!

    Keep the great work coming!

  • Thanks for your nice feedback and for the feature Christine ! :))

    – reflector

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1almost 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture and edit James~ well done!

  • Thanks very much Cheryl ! This is another shot from the same day as the Myna Bird and Tug Boat shots.

    – reflector

  • andy551
    andy551almost 5 years ago

    beautiful, excellent work. lighting and composition.!

  • Thanks Andy ! It’s a very popular spot in town.

    – reflector

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyalmost 5 years ago

    Marvellous work, James. Nice grungy, industrial feel to this!

  • You described our city perfectly – it’s got a long history of heavy industry, though light manufacturing is taking over now. Thanks for your comment Mike.

    – reflector

  • Charuhas  Images
    Charuhas Imagesalmost 5 years ago

    Awesome work!

  • Thanks for your great comment ! It’s a nice spot to photograph with lots of possibilities.

    – reflector

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