Anglers Dawn (Portrait) - 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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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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  • nishagandhi
    nishagandhiover 4 years ago

    great shot

  • limon
    limonover 4 years ago

    you are always great on reflection

  • Jean M. Laffitau
    Jean M. Laffitauover 4 years ago


  • Richard  Cubitt
    Richard Cubittover 4 years ago

    Great narrative (and photo) :)

  • Kym Howard
    Kym Howardover 4 years ago

    Beautiful reflections Philip and thanks for the information. I used to spend a lot of time at Narrabeen,Collaroy, Long Reef and Warriewood.

  • Lindsay Woolnough (Oram)
    Lindsay Woolno...over 4 years ago

    Wow thats gorgeous. Love the reflections

  • Colleen Sattler
    Colleen Sattlerover 4 years ago

    Phil, how stunning! I love it!

  • thanks Colleen i may be on holidays but have still been doing early starts

    – Philip Johnson

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...over 4 years ago

    Simply beautiful!

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 4 years ago

    Beautiful!! :)

  • DryFlyPhoto
    DryFlyPhotoover 4 years ago

    Philip, I am an avid fly fisher and there is nothing better than to stand mid-stream as the sun peaks over the eastern verge of your world. You have captured the essence of that feeling very nicely. The colors are superb along with the reflection off the water. As I hunker down for winter, it makes me dream of spring.

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