Shadows Of Twilight - Narrabeen Lakes, Sydney - The HDR Experience by Philip Johnson

Shadows Of Twilight - Narrabeen Lakes, Sydney - The HDR Experience by 

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I almost discarded this shot , first i was a bit annoyed that some boat was going to ruin my reflections … how dare they lol !

Then i thought that you should never have tunnel vision and decided to squeeze off some shots while was waiting, and i remembered Trey Ratcliff saying dont be scared of shooting into the sun well i did.

When processing i also noticed the sunlight had flared the sunlight and i again thought the shot was lost but after looking at it i still think it worked perhaps added to the shot

I’ll leave it to you

Narrabeen Lakes is about 30 klms north of the Sydney CBD, it’s a great spot early morning.
Still waters add light and clouds = great reflections

Technique :HDR 5 Bracketted Images, Photomatix 3.26 Photoshop Elements

Equipment: Nikon D300, Sigma 10-20mm

© Copyright 2010 Philip Johnson Photography, All Rights Reserved

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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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  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragheralmost 5 years ago


  • thank you sean

    – Philip Johnson

  • Lawrie McConnell
    Lawrie McConnellalmost 5 years ago

    Exceptional work! Glad you didn’t discard it. I give it two thumbs up.

  • thanks Lawrie i’m glad too

    – Philip Johnson

  • EarthGipsy
    EarthGipsyalmost 5 years ago


  • thanks Sonia some days its worth getting up before the birds

    – Philip Johnson

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezalmost 5 years ago

    Breaks a few rules, but hey, that’s what rules are for and it works so well …

  • lol lots of rules broken , even shooting into the sun

    – Philip Johnson

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökalmost 5 years ago

    Outstanding work, Philip!

  • thank you Bela its great wohen everything clicks

    – Philip Johnson

  • Akkra
    Akkraalmost 5 years ago

    I’m very glad you didn’t throw this shot – it’s beautiful. The golden lighting is gorgeous, I love those rings around the boat.

  • thanks Zoe and only one boat to count

    – Philip Johnson

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

    OH WOW! quite possibly your finest image to date, absolutely stunning!

  • thank you Ryan its great when the conditions click

    – Philip Johnson

  • ginabgood1
    ginabgood1almost 5 years ago

    Great job!

  • thank you gina

    – Philip Johnson

  • GailD
    GailDalmost 5 years ago

    I think it’s great Philip. If it works. Go for it.

  • thanks Gail sometimes its worth breaking the rules

    – Philip Johnson

  • Dawn M. Becker
    Dawn M. Beckeralmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture!!! :-)

  • thank you

    – Philip Johnson

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