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Getting It Wet - Narrabeen Lakes, Sydney - The HDR Experience by Philip Johnson

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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

See Also

Light Tackle:

Into The Light:

Shadows of Twilight:

Anglers Dawn:

Through The Looking Glass: Views = 849 Favourites = 77 Comments =146

In Reflection:

Some Days Are Diamonds:


fishing, sunrise, sydney, dawn, reflections, northern, hdr, beaches, narrabeen, angler

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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  • Jay Stockhaus
    Jay Stockhausover 4 years ago

    Fantastic image. Love the sun and reflection.

  • Carol Berliner
    Carol Berlinerover 4 years ago

    maaaaaazing work as always! Rave fav of course!

  • Ann J. Sagel
    Ann J. Sagelover 4 years ago

    Well I’m personally so glad you didn’t discard it. Beautifully captured Phil Just love it. Processed perfectly as I see no sun flare at all. Just awesome sunset color To me it’s a FAV

  • BethW
    BethWover 4 years ago

    I like it Phillip. Works really well and tells a story. Glad you decided to squeeze a couple off. :-)

  • Sandy Sutton
    Sandy Suttonover 4 years ago

    I think I like this one the best out of your images from this shoot, Philip. the shape of the fourby and the highlights under the wheels really give it some punch!
    Having said that, I am far from a big fan of cars in shot!

  • Jaclyn Hughes
    Jaclyn Hughesover 4 years ago

    absolutely gorgeous capture.

  • Bradley Nichol
    Bradley Nicholover 4 years ago

  • Susan Littlefield
    Susan Littlefieldover 4 years ago

    I’m so glad you decided to shoot! Another amazing capture, and congrats on the feature!! Well-deserved.

  • peggym
    peggymover 4 years ago


  • Tim Denny
    Tim Dennyover 4 years ago

    Great shot here Phillp

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