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The dividing line at Karekare

The dividing line at Karekare
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Copyright: Ho Tony (gracious) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1987 W: 0 N: 3151] (13068)
Genre: Landscapes
Média: Couleur
Date de prise de vue: 2007-12-25
Catégories: Seascape, Mountain
Appareil photographique: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Exposition: f/2.7, 1/60 secondes
More Photo Info: [view]
Versions: version originale, Workshop
Date de soumission: 2008-01-08 13:51
Vue: 4077
Points: 68
[Ligne directrice - Note] Note du photographe
Hello to all my friends,
A good friend of mine, Douglas Fisher, a Canadian who lived in here for the past 20 years as commercial photographer has invited me to join him for the pleasure and passion on landscape photographing, so we decided to revisit Karekare on the Christmas day in the morning before the beach goers and surfers packed up in the afternoon! The weather was not favourable as it seems as you see it from the photo, but I just managed to capture this one with a few minutes of the sunlight that comes from the top right corner! and back to grey sky again!
On the right side of the photo, the smooth cliff or rock is the well known icon of Karekare - The Watchman - also the movie "The Piano" was filmed at this location

To BOB(bobcat08) - This is Karekare how it's look since your last visit in 2005!

Sharing with you all and thank you for viewing!

nglen, jaycee, Juyona, eqshannon, NinaM, jusninasirun, sherlock628, Luis52, pablominto, fartash, haraprasan, SelenE, zhelach, Necipp, rousettus, bobcat08, Liliane, tkp1165, bobair, vanderschelden, japiey trouve(nt) cette note utile
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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6154 W: 89 N: 15275] (63934)
  • [2008-01-08 13:57]

Hi Tony,i wish to be there,under a warm sun,alone,me and my camera....but it's a dream for me and a reality for you,thanks for this fantastic seascape,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-01-08 13:59]

Hi Tony,

What fantastic scenery you have in New Zealand. This is so simple and so beautiful. I love the composition with just a touch of the sea rolling into the shore. The sand, the cliff, the sky are all wonderful.


I like the expanse of sand leading like a arrow deep into the scene. Color saturation is really good. The greens look very natural. Nice work.

Evelynn : )

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-01-08 14:38]

Hola amigo,
espléndida playa, bello pov y dof,
sensacional panorámica,
saludos Tony un abrazo.

Super use of perspective to bring in the draw to the horizon..It is more than likely the way you see things..and are able to compose them in tech frame so well..Very nice image and colors natural!

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-01-08 17:40]

Hi Tony, this is a beautiful landscape of your beautiful country. I love that long deserted beach leading to the green hill in the forehground, clear and sharp as ever. I like the water, to the left, melting with the sky. thank you and happy new year!


Hello Tony,
I like your composition and notes. The movie piano is also a fav of mine and my wife. Well kept fg to show most of the details while leaving less on not-so-handsome sky.
Best regards,

Hi Tony,
Great image with excellent detail, exposure and good use of thirds with the deep foreground and high horizon. I simply love the rich colours of the landscape in New Zealand... Simply beautiful!
TFS Best wishes,

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-01-08 20:22]

Hola Tony.- Otra muy bella postal de esta playa. Vivos y agradables colores. La pequeña montaña añ fondo en verde, luce bellamente. Tu nota es muy buena tambien.
Saludos Tony.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-01-08 20:32]

Hello Tony

A well focused and composed shot.
The lighting is excellent with wonderful colour saturation.
You have chosen an interesting POV on this shot.
I really like the perspective of the beach.


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-01-09 1:06]

Hi Tony!
fabulous sea-scape!
You always bring out the best in a location making everyone who views your photos dying to go there :)
The colours are vibrent and rich and you have exposed this perfectly by keeping the detail in the sky while not under-exposing the land.
Very sharp and detailed.
Great work once again!
Well done,

Hello Tony,
The large sandy beach with this particular shape makes a good lead-in to the cliffs in the back!
Impressive to see how the lush vegetation covers the rock...
A lovely composition with a good sky!
Pablo -

Hello Tony
Wonderful scene you captured from Karekare,
Perfect composition,lighting and POV,
Superb shot,Welldone.

Good Luck

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2271 W: 64 N: 4205] (13964)
  • [2008-01-09 5:01]

Hi Tony,
It's a beautiful beach. I liked the POV, composition, DOF and the details. TFS

Hi Tony,
A fine capture of this landscape. BTW does S2IS gives you freedom to change you shutterspeed? If it does then a little less shutterspeed i.e. say 1/20 or 1/10 would have made the sky look more dramatic? This is only my thought as you are an expert in landscapes you can help me out. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Sorry for not mentioning a nice dedication for Mr. Bob.

Hello Tony!
Beautiful sand and beach! Wonderful seascape!
Good story!
TFS, Cheers,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-01-09 11:29]

Hi Tony. This is a beautiful seascape again . great detail in the sand and the green trees on the hill. You live in such a wonderful place . TFS Nick..

Hello Tony another fine composition I like the way the angles work here. good sharpness nice details. best rgds Necip.

Hi Tony, splendid landscape with wonderful colors, lovely Hill by great POV, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Tony,
for about a week, I was far from TN. I visit your last posts. This is another great shot from your country. Very beautiful place and its great photo. Focus, lighting, colors very nice. also nicely composed. TFS, well done my friend

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-01-09 19:06]

Hello Tony,
Very nice capture, great POV the composition
of the photo with the dark sand is very nice..
Beautiful colors.. Very well done


Bonjour Tony
excellente photo, comme d'habitude !!!
J'aime bien le vert de la roche, très bien composée et réalisée,
bravo mon ami,

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-01-09 23:03]

Hi friend Tony,
I will be back.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-01-10 7:22]

Hello Tony, wonderful composition with perfect exposure and great details, well done on this one again ! THanks !


Hello Tony,

Thanks to show me the difference from Karekare beach between my visit in march 2005 and yours in december last year. I have my photograph there beside obliged and the large difference is nevertheless the beach. I had a very flat beach. And at this moment is the beach has been a lot raised. But your photo has more clarity, more natural colors. And your POV is near by the sea. My POV were at the hillocks. Thats an another difference. Anyway I'm a bit jealous on your photo. He's magnificent. I posted my photo as WS. Regards and TFS BOB

Bonjour Tony,

Effectivement, on aperçoit ce petit rayon de soleil qui vient éclairer la falaise et fait ressortir les couleurs.

Bon réflexe ! Bravo !


Hi Tony,

This one works really well, with the slight rise in the sand taking the eve through the image and adding interest across the foreground. The land mass stands out really well to give a focal point. A very clever image.


Justa profundidad para una bella panorámica tal como nos tienes acostumbrados. Un abrazo.

Hi Tony
This is a beautiful landscape with great natural colors. Very sharp with good detail. I like the foreground you have added it leads you right into the scene very nicely.
Another great shot Tony, thanks for sharing

This is one of those places that once I arrived, I'd never want to leave. Tony, this is a stunning shot - a piece of paradise, and maybe the only one you'd be allowed to return home with! This would make a great print!

Cheers, Penny

Hi Tony,
it is photos like this one that makes me wish that I could see just such a place with my own two eyes.A truly outstanding photo with much detail and colour going for it.It was a good thing that you took the time to wait for the sun to shine and create this warm looking photo for my winter weary eyes.One question is how tall are those rocks in the background and are they an easy climb? Thanks for yet an other great landscape and all the best to you in this now new year. Bob

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2008-01-27 12:18]

What a wonderful "Christmas Pictures". It's hard to remember, that our winter is summer for you. But it is so nice to see green grass and warm sea instead of snow and cold water. Well done and thanks for sharing

Hello Ho,
New Zealand is beautiful; that is what your images are saying...
Very enjoyable...

Hi My Dear Friend,

Good composition and POV.
All the best.


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