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This shot shows a rower enjoying some personal time in Narrabeen lakes the reflections 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

Winner of the Art Unlimited Photography prize 2011

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Comments

  • Sherrianne Talon
    Sherrianne Talonabout 5 years ago

    Wow… absolutely spectacular capture!

  • HG. QualityPhotography
    HG. QualityPho...about 5 years ago

    Wow Very nice – clear, crisp, and spot on!!

  • Thank you Hans , its agreat spot for reflections

    – Philip Johnson

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture.

  • Gabrielle  Hope
    Gabrielle Hopeabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture, love the clouds as well.

  • itsallgoodamanda
    itsallgoodamandaabout 5 years ago

    nice one Buddy ,the sky looks mad,the on shore breezes keep blowing my clouds away

  • i know that feeling ive been chasing a good sunset for a week there is either no cloud , or clouds too dark to let colour through , but i have to be there just in case

    – Philip Johnson

  • Janie Oliver
    Janie Oliverabout 5 years ago

    absolutely gorgeous.

  • Thank Jane its a great location

    – Philip Johnson

  • Colleen Sattler
    Colleen Sattlerabout 5 years ago

    So beautiful Phl!

  • thanks Colleen , narrabeens been great early morning being on holidays is fun !

    – Philip Johnson

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanabout 5 years ago

    Good one Phil … oh so peaceful♥

  • thanks Bev its a spot i normally drive past but i’m on holidays so can catch it at the right time

    – Philip Johnson

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezabout 5 years ago

    Nice minimalistic shot Philip …

  • Ryan Davison Crisp
    Ryan Davison C...about 5 years ago

    very nice

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