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Calm after the storm

Calm after the storm
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Copyright: Ho Tony (gracious) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1987 W: 0 N: 3151] (13068)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-06
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-15 12:27
Viewed: 4410
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello to all my TN friends,
I wish to dedicate this seascape which taken after the storm at Te Henga(Bethells) to all my friends at this site, hope every thing is fine with you all with my sincere regards and thanks!
Hope you like the shot and thanks for your time!
Have a wonderful weekend! everyone!

maurydv, eqshannon, mohaiminawang, pankajbajpai, Alex99, haraprasan, bobcat08, boreocypriensis, anel, jaycee, CeltickRanger, jusninasirun, jan515, Jamesp has marked this note useful
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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-08-15 12:30]

Hi Tony,what a fanatstic colors the ground!! It seem a HDR post-processed! Very very fantastic pic,every time a different and spectacular way to show your beaches!My best compliments,have a nice day my friend,Luciano

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  • Amadeo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 755] (3323)
  • [2008-08-15 12:31]

Hola Tony, atractivo paisaje, con buen contraste de colores y buena luz.
Un saludo

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-08-15 12:32]

Hi Tony.This is NZ how could we not like the picture from you Tony always a fine seascape. This one i like the colours in the sea and blue sky with the clouds in the distance. and good shapes in the wind blown sand dunes. a good compostion all round. well done TFS.
You have a nice weekend.

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-08-15 12:45]

Hi Tony
very nice seascape
very good colors and sharp
very well done.
see you next foto

Ciao Tony,
meraviglioso paesaggio marino, bellissime le piccole dune di sabbia ricoperte dalle prime forme di vegetazione, eccellenti POV, DOF e composizione, fantastici i colori. Tu ci fai amare questa terra dai grandi spazi selvaggi, a cui noi con le nostre spiagge tutte antropizzate pensiamo come ad una vacanza meravigliosa.
TFS. Maurizio

Wow it must have been something...and this is not...it is as clam as could be and soft...really likable as an image via mood. I love it Tony!!! Where have you been? Worse weather coming your way and I wish more from this area would post winter images...it would be a good comparison for this wonderful image..

Hi Tony,

I hope to see the return of lots of our TN friends after the recent "storm".

This is a nice seascape with lots of sharp detail from foreground to background. I might have been tempted to make this into a panoramic by cropping off some of the top.

Evelynn : )

Hi Tony,

Wellcome back with fresh mood and beautiful seascape colour and composition. Grass and wave look a wonderful relation leading to the hill. Many thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend.


hello tony,
this is a fine dediaction and i thank you very much. the colortones are beautiful and the pov is suitable, you have managed exposure well here, the blue sky with the clouds and the grass with various shades of green makes it a classy shot,
tfs & regards

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-08-15 22:59]

Hi Tony.
It is really something different from you. You managed to reflect an amazing state of nature. Especially I like unusual and very nice image of seashore and its vegetation. However, ocean, clouds and sky are reproduced brilliantly too. Bravo. Great, sensitive work and kind word of note.

Hello Tony,

I guess you're facing springtime now, with new photo opportunities and increasing beach life!
This is a lovely scene with very attractive colours, where the surf and fine clouds add value to the composition...

Pablo -

Hi, Tony,

wow, another great masterpiece from you : ) I like your landscape photos a lot - they are not just a photo, rather they are very artistically captured - almost like a painting. and this one is among the best examples : )

thanks for sharing.

have a great weekend!!

Man Yee

Hi Tony,
A nice capture of this beautiful seascape. Superb composition with lovely colors. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello my friend,

How are you today, I hope fine. And just what Evelynn hopes: to see the return of lots of our TN friends after the recent "storm".

What a beautiful seascape and what a perfect horizon!!! I love this compo. The dunes at the FG and the rocks at the BG. Wonderful. The different colors in the dunes are beautiful.

Thanks for sharing. Have also a wonderful weekend and TFS BOB

Hello Tony,

Very nice captured seascape. Excellent DOF and clarity. Wonderful colours.

Hi Tony, an excellent seascape shot with wonderful details. TFS.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-08-16 5:56]

Hello Tony,
Very fine composition and subtle colours for this beautiful not inhabited landscape. Again a very peaceful area, where it must be very nice to walk around.
Thanks and best regards

No se si es mejor o el primer plano de esta toma. El primer plano destaca por el sol y sombra muy acertado y que da dinamismo al paisaje y el fondo por la claridad. Muy bien encuadrada con evidente sensación de fondo.
Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi Tejedor.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-08-16 9:52]

Hi Tony,

It's so good to see a new seascape from New Zealand. I've missed them! Beautiful composition with the land, rock, sea and sky. Colors are beautiful - superb clarity. I love the whitecaps in the water and the lovely white clouds in the sky.


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-08-16 21:31]

Hi good friend Tony,
Missed you and your wonderful images so much. It gives me immense pleasure to be back. This is an outstanding shot with such fabulous colours and neat details. The blue sky contrast so well with the green hillocks. The surfs add so much more to the image. Majestic view. Thanks for sharing.

* Feels so nice to be among friends again.

Hi Tony,
I really like the colors and difference in light in shadow in the dune landscape. It has a real calming effect. The clarity of the air after a storm is always great, and gave you a great view to the cliff and horizon. I ma not so sure about the central placed horizon in this photo, since the top part of the sky doesn't bring any extra to the composition. I think a horizon on the top third would have been a better choise.

hello Tony

very beautiful landscape image, fine POV and DOF,
i love the relaxing (for the eyes) colour tones of the image,



Hello Tony. I like the mixture of foreground warm colors against the cooler distant background. Very calm indeed and the perspective is really inviting. Excellent work as always. Best regards. Jusni

Hello Tony,
Amanzing sharpness and detail. You have a very good eye for such a landscape and a detail, congratulate.

Hi Tony!

Indeed, it's a peaceful atmosphere here. The scenery invites for a rest and for some dreams... I love the foreground and its colours very much, it leads me to a delightful horizon...

Kind regards


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-08-19 22:59]

Hi Tony

Great composition - lovely strong colours and tones with great division of the frame.


Hello Tony

Their is a beautiful fluidity to the shoreline grasses in this shot.
The waves and grasses convey a feeling of a gentle breeze.
Excellent colours and sharp details.
Wonderful composition.


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