Backwater #6

© Dennis Gay

Backwater #6

Uploaded: October 04, 2011


The peace of the lake on such a grey day was broken only by the sound of the paddle in the water.

Canon EOS D60 with Canon 28-135mm IS USM Lens: RAW, f/5.6 @ 1/500sec, 70mm, ISO 100, Hand held.

Lightroom 2.2 & Photoshop CS3.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/500 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 100, FocalLength: 70.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS D60


Dennis Gay October 04, 2011

The Making of 'Backwater #6':

I was lining this shot up when I heard the soft sound of this man paddling his canoe closer and closer behind me. I shifted my angle slightly and waited until he appeared just where I wanted him and made the shot. I was a very happy camper this day.

The canoeist headed up what I call the 'Mystery Channel' and disappeared for a while as he explored the far reaches of the lake. On his return trip he stopped for a chat. We swapped email addresses as he was very interested to see the photogrpah I had made. It was the first image I processed that night and I slipped him a high resolution digital file for which he was extremely grateful.

It is a real buzz to bump into the occasional local at Lake Cathie, Mid-north Coast, NSW, Australia. They are a really good source of information and are a real friendly bunch.


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Arthur Bohlmann October 04, 2011

Nice composition Dennis, looks great in B&W #9716967

Dennis Gay October 04, 2011

Carumba *Arthur*!

Muchos gracias Senor for dropping by my gallery and leaving such great feedback. So glad this one caught your eye.

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Michelle Alton October 05, 2011

Beautiful image and nice story, Dennis. Do you ever encounter Lake Cathie resident, Brett Dolsen? #9717320

Dennis Gay October 05, 2011

Aloha *Michelle*!

oodles of Port thanks for your interest and your bonza feedback.

Yes, I have met Brett a few times of the past couple of years. He is all professional now.

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Dennis Gay October 06, 2011

You Bewdy *Mr Editor*!!!!!

Loads 'n' loads of warm Aussie thanks for awarding my waterscape a PICK!

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