Come On Baby Light My Fire ! - Narrabeen Lakes, Sydney - The HDR Experience by Philip Johnson
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A great spot to sit back and meditate the stress away and in wonder of what nature provides

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.

This shot was taken as the sun rises over the lakes, Equipment: Nikon D300,sigma 10-20mm, handheld

Technique: HDR, 5 bracketted images,Photomatix 3,2 64bit

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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 Australia

Winner of the Art Unlimited Photography prize 2012

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Comments

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Darabout 5 years ago

    V NICE

  • BCImages
    BCImagesabout 5 years ago

    nice one mate

  • StarKatz
    StarKatzabout 5 years ago

    you’ve excelled yourself here Philip, well done!

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedleabout 5 years ago

    Great capture!

  • Akkra
    Akkraabout 5 years ago

    OH WOW!! The land before time… this is a seriously awesome shot Philip!!

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...about 5 years ago

    Magnificent colors! Love the song! Now it will be in my head all day……………

  • billfox256
    billfox256about 5 years ago

    A tremendous capture!!!!, Bill

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezabout 5 years ago

    Stunning sky Philip, nice one …

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherabout 5 years ago

    gorgeous ,,,,,,,,

  • Sue Smith
    Sue Smithabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful.

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