Days Like This - The Awakening (25 Exposure HDR Pano) - Narrabeen Lakes, Sydney - The HDR Experience by Philip Johnson

Days Like This - The Awakening (25 Exposure HDR Pano) - Narrabeen Lakes, Sydney - The HDR Experience by 

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This morning made me think of Van Morrisons classic Days Like This. Its a tune that I quite often play when driving down a country road, cruising down a seaside road it sums up that feeling when you are relaxed and really enjoying the surroundings and beauty that surrounds you.

This morning was such a day when chasing the light up the northern beaches of Sydney.

When the light is great, the clouds are cooperative, and the surface of Narrabeen lakes is still its definitely a Day Like This

Never heard the tune click on the youtube video and look at the image .

© Copyright 2010 Philip Johnson Photography, All Rights Reserved



Technique: HDR Panoramic Image, 25 Bracketted Raw Exposures, shot in brackets of 5 exposures . The first segment of 5 exposures tonemapped in Photomatix 3.26, this process repeated another 4 times to produce 5 tiff files (35mb each) .

These five tiff files were then merged in Photoshop Elements to form one 298mb tiff file which was very lightly sharpenned then saved.
Then finally saved as a jpeg and uploaded to RB

Equipment: Nikon D300, Nikon 18-200mm lens manfrotto tripod

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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  • ECH52
    ECH52almost 5 years ago

    Gorgeous capture Phillip, Breathtaking image!!!!

  • thank you its times like these that you say thank you for the right conditions

    – Philip Johnson

  • Akkra
    Akkraalmost 5 years ago

    Woooooow!! Days like these….don’t happen for me! Awesome Philip.

  • and look no boats lol thanks Zoe this turned out well

    – Philip Johnson

  • annadavies
    annadaviesalmost 5 years ago

    That has absolutely taken my breath away ! What an amazing photo !

  • Thanks Anna it always amazes me how many people travel Wakehurst Parkway and drive past reflections like this,

    Northern Beaches Rock ! lol

    – Philip Johnson

  • colindove
    colindovealmost 5 years ago

    Lovely capture of a part of the world in which I grew up, went to Manly Boys High after Dee Why infant’s School and spent many a weekend fishing and or swimming when it was unpolluted , think it is cleaned up now! Sail Boarding was another part of my wonderful experience on Narrabeen Lake.
    Good one Philip

  • yes i have memories of famly picnics and picking blackberries and swimming out to the middle and of floods of the parkway.

    And yes it’s a bit cleaner but gets a bit murky after a good rain

    – Philip Johnson

  • phil hemsley
    phil hemsleyalmost 5 years ago

    Outstanding capture Philip! Truly awesome light and excellent reflections:)

  • was light to die for , throwing in the cloads a blessing

    thanks for the favourite

    – Philip Johnson

  • Lori Deiter
    Lori Deiteralmost 5 years ago

    Bold and Beautiful!!!! Love it!!!!

  • thank you for the support and favouriting

    – Philip Johnson

  • Shelly Harris
    Shelly Harrisalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture…

  • thank you for the comment and favourite

    – Philip Johnson

  • Paul Albert
    Paul Albertalmost 5 years ago

    It’s all your Fault, and your good at it ! You made me Favorite the moment with smile ! Thanks Phillip, fine work Enjoyed ! Paul

  • thanks Paul , and for the favourite, its conditions like these that make you glad you have a camera within reach

    – Philip Johnson

  • eisblume
    eisblumealmost 5 years ago

    stunning!!! :D

  • thank you its mornings like these that you dont mind getting up before the birds

    – Philip Johnson

  • annadavies
    annadaviesalmost 5 years ago

    HAHA – Yes I agree !!! Bayview, North Narrabeen pool, Dee Why headland and Narrabeen Lakes are amazing places to shoot ! Makes getting up at 5.30am all worth it !

  • clareville and paradise beach are great places to shoot a sunset too

    – Philip Johnson

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