Big Southerly Coming #2

© Dennis Gay

Big Southerly Coming #2

Uploaded: November 25, 2011


This stormy seascape was made right beside the lighthouse on Tacking Point, looking south along Lighthouse Beach in Port Macquarie, Mid-north Coast, NSW, Australia.

Fuji S9600: RAW, f/4.5 @ 1/750sec, 7mm, ISO 80.
Lightroom 2.2 & Photoshop CS3.

Exif: F Number: 4.5, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/750 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 80, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 6.80 mm, Model: FinePix S9600


Dennis Gay November 25, 2011

The Making of 'Big Southerly Coming #2':

No matter how large the print, it still does not do this scene justice. That southerly storm head was enormous and I had the devil of a job fitting it all in the frame with my lens zoomed all the way back to 28mm. As it was, my heels were on the edge of a cliff and I had to jostle to get my spot and hold my ground due to the amount of local photographers who descended here that afternoon.

This is the fiftenth 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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David Resnikoff level-deluxe November 25, 2011

ay.ay.ay Dennis.

You seen to always be at the right spot at the right time.

Lovely cloud (storm scene)

david Resnikoff (The Mexican) #9830733

Michelle Alton November 26, 2011

Brilliant, Dennis. And ever so beautiful. You would NEVER get me to stand on the edge of a cliff--not even for the PERFECT image. #9831031

Carol Eade level-addict November 26, 2011

So gorgeous, Dennis. #9832270

Dennis Gay November 28, 2011

Yo Mr EDITOR!!!!!

Mega thanx for awarding my stormy scene a PICK!

D! #9834469

Dennis Gay November 28, 2011

Happy Days David, Michelle & Carol!!!

Wonderful to see myou up on Tacking Point doing a spot of storm watching.

A triple whammy of Aussie thanks for the encouragement and inspiration of your great combined feedback.

Dennis #9834471

Arthur Bohlmann November 29, 2011

Congradulations on your well deserved Editors Pick Award #9836899

Robert Jensen November 29, 2011

WOWIE - what a great thunderhead formation #9837453

Debbie Bray December 08, 2011

That is one heck of a storm head, Dennis! What a great place to capture it, and the b+w does it justice. Congratulations too, on having your images up on display in the apartments - sure is a huge priviledge! #9853517

Dennis Gay April 04, 2012


My most humble apolgies for my most belated reply.

Thank you all sooo much for the great feedback and hearty congratz.

Dennis #10074387

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