The Angler - Narrabeen Lakes , Sydney - The HDR Experience by Philip Johnson
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This shot shows a fisherman spinning for fish in Narrabeen lakes the refelctions were wonderful

Narrabeen Lakes is a popular paddling spot on the Northern Beaches of
Sydney. The surrounding hills and trees make it quite sheltered. The fact that
it is right next to one of the world’s best surf beaches is an added bonus

North Narrabeen lies on the northern shores of Narrabeen lagoon, bounded by Warriewood to the north, Elanora Heights to the west and extends east to the ocean at Turrimetta Beach. Narrabeen is opposite on the southern shore of the lagoon.

The first land grants were made to John Lees, 40 acres, Philip Schaffer, 50 acres, and James Wheeler, 80 acres, along the south bank of Mullet Creek. Alex Macdonald was granted 80 acres at the beach in 1815 and west of this land JT Collins had 93.5 acres by 1857.

During the nineteenth century travellers had to ford the lake until 1880 when the first bridge opened. A second bridge at the mouth of the lagoon in Ocean Street was built in 1925.

With the extension of the tram to Narrabeen in 1913 providing easier transport, the whole area around the lake became popular for holidays and camping. A large camping ground became established on the north shore of the lagoon.

In 1946 the Wakehurst Parkway was opened to North Narrabeen connecting the whole Pittwater area directly to Frenchs Forest and Seaforth.

The origins of the name Narrabeen are uncertain, possibilities are: Narrabin, a native plant growing near the lake entrance; Narrabine, an Aborigine girl; narrow beans eaten by early explorers. James Meehan mentions Narrowbang lagoon in his survey in 1815.

Equipment: Nikon D300,nikon 18-200mm lens, handheld

Technique: HDR, 5 Exposures bracketted, Photomatix 3.2 64 Bit, Capture NX

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sydney, dawn, fly, print, framed, lakes, northern, dynamic, tranquility, solitude, hdr, beaches, narrabeen, range, pittwater, angler, high, lake, morning, fishing, sunrise, australia

Philip Johnson is a Photographer located on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Specialising in HDR photography his works have been shown in galleries,published in Tourism campaigns. His work will also be available as Jig Saws through Crown & Andrews

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Comments

  • Kylie  Sheahen
    Kylie Sheahenalmost 5 years ago

    Lovely capture Philip :)

  • thanks Kylie its a bit of a challenge capturing a person in the middle od a lake with HDR

    – Philip Johnson

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragheralmost 5 years ago

    fantastic

  • Heather  Waller-Rivet  IPA
    Heather Walle...almost 5 years ago

    well done

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanalmost 5 years ago

    Very relaxing image Phil♥

  • thanks Bev im happy with the result it was a matter of firing off 5 exposures while he was still, so timing helped

    – Philip Johnson

  • Lynne Morris
    Lynne Morrisalmost 5 years ago

    Wow this is beautiful Phil, wonderful light and reflections.

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 5 years ago

    Nicely captured.

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaalmost 5 years ago

    very amazing,

  • Topher Webb
    Topher Webbover 4 years ago

    Thankyou for adding this work to “All About Fishing”

    We love this work and have decided to feature it.

  • Christopher Clark
    Christopher Clarkover 4 years ago

  • etienneUK
    etienneUKover 4 years ago


    Thank you for sharing your work with the Photomatix HDR Group. This wonderful example of a Photomatix-processed image has been accepted into the Group!

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