Contemplation and Perambulation

© Dennis Gay

Contemplation and Perambulation

Uploaded: November 01, 2011


This beach candid was shot at the south end of Shelley Beach in Port Macquarie, Mid-north Coast, NSW, Australia. What struck me was that with all the activity going on out of frame, there was a woman taking a meditative time out while soaking up the afternoon sun.

Fuji S9600: RAW, f/3.9 @ 1/250sec, 29mm, ISO 80.
Lighroom 2.2 & Photoshop CS.

Exif: F Number: 3.9, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/250 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 80, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 29.00 mm, Model: FinePix S9600


Dennis Gay November 01, 2011

The Making of 'Contemplation and Perambulation':

The eighth in a series of nineteen waterscape photographs chosen by the developers of Coast Apartments in my home town of Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia. The large black and white prints grace the walls of the foyers, gymnasium and lift on permanent display in the luxury complex.
The series gives the viewer a journey from the Hastings River, that runs through the town and down the coast to The Gap at Diamond Head Beach in the Crowdy Bay National Park.

Enjoy! #1419863

Michelle Alton November 02, 2011

Congratulations on this brilliant project, Dennis. I really love this one! #9778311

Dennis Gay November 02, 2011

Maaaaassive thanks *Michelle* for your interest in this project and your very inspiring support and feedback. I am so happy you are enjoying the ride.

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Arthur Bohlmann November 02, 2011

Very very nice Dennis as always great composition #9778549

Dennis Gay November 02, 2011

Cheers *Arthur*!

Great to see you at Shelley Beach watching the mist roll in.

Maaaaany thanks indeedy for for your "very very" encouraging feedback mate.

Dennis #9778576

Carla Capra Anderson level-classic November 02, 2011

Hi Dennis;
I like the lighter feel to this image. Not only because of its tones and contrast but, because there is a certain cheerfulness that is evident. Beautiful image.
;) CC #9779462

Dennis Gay November 02, 2011

Welcome to Shelley Beach *Carla*!

Thank you ever so much for your delightful and insightful review. All most encouraging Ma'am.

I was very unsure on how this would translate into a B&W but the clients insisted. So I took a long time and great care in tweaking out all the best from the original to create this B&W.
I think the ocean mist makes this shot really.

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Robert Jensen November 03, 2011

I concur with the other comments - beautiful scene. Your entire B&W series is superb. #9780908

Dennis Gay November 03, 2011

G'day *Robert*!

Good to see you down at Shelley Beach on this misty afternoon.

A gazillion thanks for your most inspiring concurrence and "superb" review mate. More to come.

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Wendy M. Hansen-Penman November 06, 2011

It's very peaceful. I am liking the shadows in the foreground and the tiny dark figure way in the back. The eye just bounces around from one point to the next. Lovely. #9787738

Dennis Gay November 07, 2011

Woohoo *Webdy*!

Nice to see you wriggling your toes in the sand of Shelley Beach.

Muchos thanks for your insightful and inspiring feedback.

Dennis #9788559

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