Flying Solo #2

© Dennis Gay

Flying Solo #2

Uploaded: November 24, 2011

Description

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

Comments

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.

Enjoy!

GB
Dennis #1425377

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!

GB
D! #9830498

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~)

GB
Dennis #9830503


To discuss, first log in or sign up (buttons are at top center of page).

Get Constructive Critiques

Sign up for an interactive online photography course to get critiques on your photos.


 

Did You Know?

Discussions by Category: You can view photo discussions on various themes in the Community > Photo Discussions section of the site.

BetterPhoto Websites: If you see an orange website link directly under the photographer's name, it's totally okay. It's not spam. The reason: BetterPhoto is the one that offers these personal photography websites. We are supporting our clients with those links.

Unavailable EXIF: If there is no other information but 'Unavailable' in the EXIF (meaning no EXIF data exists with the photo), the 'Unavailable' blurb is not displayed. If there is any info, it shows. Many photos have the EXIF stripped out when people modify the image and resave it, before uploading.


 

The following truth is one of the core philosophies of BetterPhoto:

I hear, I forget.
I see, I remember.
I do, I understand.

You learn by doing. Take your next online photography class.


BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick


Copyright for this gallery photo belongs solely to Dennis Gay.
Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the expressed, written permission of the photographer.
Log in to follow or message this photographer or report this photo.