Flying Solo #2

© Dennis Gay

Flying Solo #2

Uploaded: November 24, 2011


A much calmer day at The Backwash. The weather was cold, grey & occasionally wet. What drew me to make this seascape was the contrast between the dark, rugged rocks and the softness of the foam being carried away by the current.

Shot from the edge of the cliff near the bottom car park at Tacking Point in Port Macquarie, Mid-north Coast, NSW, Australia.

Canon EOS D60 with Canon 28-135mm IS USM lens: RAW, f/16 @ 1/350sec, m50mm, ISO 100.
Lightroom 2.2 & Photoshop CS3.

Exif: F Number: 16, Exposure Bias Value: -0.50, ExposureTime: 1/350 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 100, FocalLength: 50.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS D60


Dennis Gay November 24, 2011

The Making of 'Flying Solo #2':

Though I was very happy with the end result the image lacked that certain 'something'. I rummaged around in my bird files, found a suitable seagull, resized and prepared it and placed it in just the right place. Rarely do I resort to this kind of thing and I will always admit to it when I do, so don't shoot me.

The fourteenth 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.


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Michael G. Marshall November 24, 2011

Terrific image, Dennis! The seagull is a great addition and does add strength to the image! Michael #9828333

Wendy M. Hansen-Penman November 24, 2011

These big sweaping seascapes are so incredible! And I really like them in black & white. I am so jealous you have this to shoot, since I live in the MIDDLE of the U.S.! #9828990

Arthur Bohlmann November 25, 2011

Nice image Dennis #9829698

Dennis Gay November 25, 2011

Lordy Be Mr EDITOR!!!!!

Many thanks indeedy for awarding this seascape a PICK!

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Dennis Gay November 25, 2011

Hola Michael, Wendy & Arthur!!!

Welcome to Port Macquarie and my cliff top lookout.

Massive thanks to you all for your most supportive and encouraging collective feedback.

Wendy: Don't get jealous, get even. Get out there and bring back some awesome middle American landscapes. 8~)

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