Comboyne Skyline #2 (b&w)

© Dennis Gay

Comboyne Skyline #2 (b&w)

Uploaded: July 20, 2012


With a drift of cottonwool clouds across the sky, a great treeline and those rolling pastures, this dairy country landscape is looking good this winter.

Photographed from the road between the high country township of Comboyne and Boorganna National Park, NSW, Australia.

Canon EOS 40D with Canon 28-135mm IS USM lens: RAW, f/16 @ 1/640sec, 75mm, ISO 400.

Lightroom4 & PhotoshopCS3.

Exif: F Number: 16, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/640 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 75.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D


Susan Williams level-classic July 20, 2012

I love this scene, Dennis, and would like to see the color version, too. The detail of the trees on the highest hill is amazing. Very interesting POV with the zigzag coupled with soft rolling hills. I grew up in America's Dairyland (Wisconsin and twin city Menominee, Michigan), so this really grabs my senses. Beautiful work, and you're showing us the full range of your amazing talent. #1476009

Dennis Gay July 20, 2012

Cheers SUSAN!

Welcome to Comboyne country.

My warmest Aussie thanks for your delightfully stimulating feedback and most flattering remarks. So glad I could revive some good memories for you.

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Arthur Bohlmann July 20, 2012

Great B&W landscape, nice composition and detail #10238329

Dennis Gay July 20, 2012

Cheers ARTHUR!

Great to see you up in the Comboyne high country.

Loads of Aussie nthanks for your most encouraging feedback mate. So glad it caught your eye.

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Michelle Alton July 21, 2012

To me it looks like the cavalry coming over the ridge. Beautiful, Dennis. #10238476

Dennis Gay July 21, 2012

Hay there Michelle!

Lovely to see you out in Comboyne country on this great winter day.

Loads of thanks for your most interesting take on this image and for the "Beautiful" wrap.

I am likin' that cavalry over the hill reference. 8-)

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David Resnikoff level-deluxe July 21, 2012


Lovely landscape scene. Great details. Nice composition.
Fantastic to see you up and about in the hillsides. For a time I thought Australia was just the cream the beach and off their minds Aussies in extreme sports
(Ha, Ha)

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Dennis Gay July 21, 2012

Cheers DAVID!

Glad you made it upinto Comboyne dairy country.

Thanks heaps for your great feedback and entertaining remarks.

Yes, life is more than coffe 'n' kids here mate. 8-)

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Wendy M. Hansen-Penman July 21, 2012

Gorgeous, as usual, Dennis! Incredible tones, texture and crispness. Seems like my photos are never quite this sharp and I'm not sure why. Nice landscape! #10238864

Dennis Gay July 21, 2012

Merry be WENDY!

Lovely to see you up in Comboyne country taking in the scenery.

My utmost thanks for your very inspiring feedback for this country view.

Try using what I call the "Poor Man's Hyperfocal Distance" when focussing. Instead of working out the mathematical formula for the HD, simply focus on a spot 1/3 into the scene you wish to photograph. NOT necessarily what you see in the viewfinder but 1/3 into the scene you wish to use, ie: you may wish to crop it to a panorama so your focal point would be 1/3 into the scene from where you want he bottom edge of frame to be. (Works for me!) 8-)

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Kalena Randall July 22, 2012

Lovely B & W, Dennis. It is very inspiring! #10239736

Dennis Gay July 22, 2012

Kismet KALENA!

Lovely to see you up in Comboyne country taking in the sights.

My utmost thanks for your most encouraging feedback. Happy to know I have been an inspiration to you. 8-)

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Carla Capra Anderson level-classic July 23, 2012

A very beautiful landscape capture. I enjoy how the landscape moves left, then right and is further emphasized by the trees. Your processing is just lovely. #10240967

Dennis Gay July 23, 2012

Lordy be Mr EDITOR!!!!!

Heaps 'n' heaps of thanks for awarding my Comboyne landscape a PICK!

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Dennis Gay July 23, 2012

Stone th' crows CARLA!

A barn full of thanks for coming up to Comboyne to check out this winter landscape and for leaving such inspiring feedback.

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