Backwater #5

© Dennis Gay

Backwater #5

Uploaded: June 18, 2010


A sleepy backwater belongs to the birds on this stormy autumn day.

This sweeping nature photograph was made at my favourite backwater at Lake Cathie, NSW, Australia.

Canon EOS D60 & Canon 28-135 USM IS Lens: RAW, f/4.5 @ 1/1000sec, 35mm, ISO 100, Exposure lock, Pre-focus, Tripod, Timer.
Lightroom 2.2 & Photoshop CS3.


Exif: F Number: 4.5, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/1000 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 100, FocalLength: 35.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS D60


Dennis Gay June 18, 2010

THE MAKING OF 'Backwater #5':

Taking advantage of the bad weather and the opportunity of bagging some shots to convert into good B&Ws, I had headed straight for this location hoping to find some scenes with wildlife in them to add to my Lake Cathie Project.
Fortunately I was able to make a few waterscapes which convert really well but unfortunately there was not a sign of fur or feathers to be seen.
Sooooo I delved into my collection of birds from this area I have made over the pervious months and with great Photoshop dexterity added them to the image to 'fill the spaces' and add balance.


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Carla Capra Anderson level-classic June 18, 2010

WELL DONE, Dennis!

I'm a great fan of your B/W's and the landscapes from your favorite Backwater area. This image is no exception; beautiful. Thaxs 4 sharing this one.

Enjoy'n this,
Carla #8703113

John Rivera level-deluxe June 18, 2010

Great work Dennis! #8703163

Dennis Gay June 18, 2010

A big Aussie G'DAY to you *CARLA* & *JOHN*!!

Welcome to my Lake Cathie backwater on this stormy day.
My warmest thanks to you both for your inspirational and uplifting "WELL DONE..." and "Great..." wraps for my B&W waterscape-with-birds.

Carla: I now have a goodly collection of 11 photographs in my Lake Cathie Project and another couple waiting in the 'oven'. I am hoping to get large prints made and show them to the Lake Cathie community.

Dennis #8703898

Rita Hill level-addict June 18, 2010

Simply Beautiful! #8704068

Dennis Gay June 19, 2010

Carumba *RITA*!

Great to have you with me at Lake Cathie for a spot of bad weather photography.
Muchos gracias for your very encouraging feedback on this mono waterscape.

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Dennis Gay July 19, 2010

A big Aussie THANK YOU to the Editor for awarding my backwater B&W a PICK!

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