Anglers Dawn (Landscape) - Narrabeen Lakes - 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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  • Philip Johnson
    Philip Johnsonover 4 years ago

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

    Fantastic Philip

  • thanks Kim the condition were kind to me

    – Philip Johnson

  • Michael Beers
    Michael Beersover 4 years ago

    great job if you put this in my group ( Hunting and Fishing the Great Outdoors )
    I will feature it.

  • Thanks Michael done

    – Philip Johnson

  • Richard  Cubitt
    Richard Cubittover 4 years ago

    Great work Philiip!

  • thanks Richard it was a bit of a dull morning and me chasing the light, when i got to the otherside of narrabbeen lake it was still as a millpond , and i was lucky the fisherman wandered along , and i must admit i cursed him under my breath for stirring up the water until i realised he added to the shot

    – Philip Johnson

  • reminds me ken duncan said once at a workshop not to have tunnel vision when loking at a subject

    – Philip Johnson

  • Adam Spence
    Adam Spenceover 4 years ago

    Fantastic work Philip!

  • thanks Adam it was one of those mornings where the conditions clicked

    – Philip Johnson

  • Akkra
    Akkraover 4 years ago

    Wooow beautiful, it’s like a painting. I take it the fisherman has been forgiven now ;o)

  • well i did think of putting him in my camera bag for future use but he would not be in it?

    – Philip Johnson

  • Akkra
    Akkraover 4 years ago

    LOL ah well :o)

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerover 4 years ago

    Very nice capture Super nice reflections. Love the fisherman ….Tom

  • Anna  Ellis
    Anna Ellisover 4 years ago

    Absolutely Breathtaking… Very Very Nice..

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 4 years ago

    WOW excellent work and a welcome addition to DSLR Users Group. Hope you have an exciting and memorable Christmas this year. Regards, Don and all the Hosts.
    And Santa’s Little Helper.

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