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Piha south end

Piha south end
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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: 2008-07-25
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-15 22:52
Viewed: 4545
Points: 82
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello to everyone!
I had shared with the view of Piha that looking towards the south end from the top of Lion Rock and now this another view of south end that looking from the bottom of the Lion Rock! may be you can feel the different on the view! hope you like it and thank you for your time!
Have a wonderful week, everyone!

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Hello Tony an another wonderful scenery of Lion Rock. Wonderful composition. TFS.
Regards, Deniz

Hi Tony, great landscape capture of this small bay and rocks. TFS and regards,

Were have all the people gone? You must have been there at some strange hour to get this photo. I like the chosen POV and colours

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-09-16 0:25]

Hello Tony
Wonderful image of this beautiful place.
The lighting and colours are excellent.
Well composed in the frame.The POV and DOF are excellent.Great job.
Best regards Siggi

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-09-16 0:25]

Hi good friend Tony,
Another fantastic shot of the Piha rock and your low POV weaves magic here. Beautiful lighting and details and the colours are majestic. Great setting and you have portrayed the ambience of the place so very well here. Another top-notch shot. Thanks for sharing this great image.

Hi my friend Tony!
An another great landscape shot of this scenery with a wider perspective and wonderful composition.
Many thanks for sharing this!
Have a nice day!


Hi Tony

Thank you very much for this splendid view. The atmosphere is superb, refreshing and the colours tender and joyful at the same time.

Kind regards


Hi Tony!

Although I like this image very much too, as being very detailful and well composed, this time I have to say I liked another one more on the same subject: the one you shot from the top of Lion Rock. But if I haven't seen that I'd like this one 10/10 but this way it's just 9/10 ;) TFS!

Best regards,

Hi Tony,
A nice capture of this beautiful seascape. Very well composed with lovely lighting. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Tony.
Another lovely image of this landscape, amazing colour and detail in that beautiful light.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-09-16 7:26]

Hi Tony,it's incredible to see 2 human presence in your pic! It's another wonderfull shot,every corner of your coast is a great spectacle,top quality of the pic as usual,my best compliments,have a nice day my friend,Luciano

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-09-16 10:22]

Hi Tony,

Apparently no matter which way one faces there is a beautiful view. It's interesting to see the rock from the distance. The rocks, sky and water are as wonderful as ever. I must say I find the foreground a distraction. In spite of that a beautiful scene and composition.


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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-09-16 10:56]

Hello Topny, wonderful landscape shot with nice composition. TFS.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-09-16 11:06]

Hi Tony . What ever way we view this beautiful place it still looks fantastic. Once again great colour and detail. Tfs

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-09-16 12:10]

Hi Tony
Wonderful image of this beautiful place.
very naturel color
well done.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-09-16 14:03]

Hi Tony,
I always like the way you use the light your photos. Clarity, scenery,composition and POV look so nice and refreshing. TFS
All the best,

Hello Tony.
Another great shot with amazing depth of view.
Aslo great light and a composition well worked.
Combination chromatic simply perfect!
I liked very much!
José Roberto

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-09-16 15:00]

Querido amigo,
maravillosa vista,
colores limpios y escena encantadora, con iluminación espléndida.
saludos Tony

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2008-09-16 16:47]

Ola Ho
Bela paisagem com cores agradaveis e otimo contraste e nitidez. A composição ficou muito bonita.

Hello Tony
You have such nice rock formations in New Zealand. Your composition of rock, waves, sky and beach is well balanced and colourful. It looks like a fun beach to beach-comb or look for treasures :) A very pretty location.
TFS Janice

You truly have a beautiful 'island of nature' to live on Tony. I would like to say in many ways that your images as those of Kathleen and Steve R would be enough to attract me...but maybe it would be like reinventing the wheel...I see similar things up in Norcal...not close in aviaries but certainly close in sea mammals and seascapes./....I can hardly wait until Rick Price returns form his loooong trip..he did the NorCal coast. You would love it Tony..You would feel right at home there and if you ever get there...or here then let me know..I have a spare room!

Hi Tony,

another great landscape from your hand.

good pov and beautiful colours, a place to be.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-09-17 0:15]

hello Tony,
We start to know this landscape well. I just recognized the area before reading your note. I also like this view from the approach to this marking rock. Very pleasant construction of the picture with the little path in the front.
Thanks and best regards

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-09-17 4:47]

Hi Tony,
don;t you guys EVER get any clouds down there? Always a wonderful blue sky!! This is a lovely shot from this amazing place, the colour of the sun on those grasses is beautiful, well done!

Hello Tony,
several minutes ago, I saw one of your great shots on main page of TN as today's favourite. Congratulations. Now, I see another great landscape shot from south end. Seashore look very nice. According to grass, winter not finished, I think spring very close in there and I hope you will send many great posts in this spring. Thanks for sharing, best wishes my friend

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-09-18 3:17]

Hello Tony,
If it weren't for the barbed wire fence in the FG this would be a perfect shot, but as it is it is a fine view of the Piha headland with a great stretch of sand and rollers of the beach up to it. The small figures help to add scale.
The sand looks like a type of black volcanic.
TFS this fine view,

Hi Tony,
What a superb panoramic view.Great colours, lighting and perspective.TFS.


Ciao Tony, splendid landscape by great POV, wonderful light and colors, beautiful view of great rocks, I like a lot, ciao Silvio

Hello Tony,

Very nice capture of this part of the coast. Good composition. Excellent DOF and sharpness. Good light and colours.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-09-18 7:39]

Hello Tony,
This is a wonderful composition showing a beautiful part of your coastline. I think the few people walking on the beach add to the grandeur of this landscape with the waves rolling in between the beautiful rock formations. I like the fence leading down to the beach too and the light and colours are fabulous!
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-09-18 9:11]

merhaba tony
good capture of this impressive place
i like composition, POV, light, colours and sharpness

Hi Tony,
Great followup on the previous high POV. It does make a huge difference and gives me a great idea of the area. I like that you actually have some humans in the photo. I can now relate to the scale of this area even more. And, its impressive. Especially the preson in the red jacket on the far right. This really is a very beautiful rough piece of coastline that certainly atracts the photography minded.

Olá Tony

Outra linda paisagem com um bonito ponto de vista. Ótima luz e cores. Gosto da tranquilidade do lugar.

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2008-09-18 22:59]

Bel agencement des plans successifs qui donnent une bonne profondeur.
Bonne journée.

Hello Tony,

This shot revives memories of Wales as it resembles that area very much, with the wiry grass and the rugged rocks. Of course, the black sand is different!
I do appreciate how you are giving us a 'feel' for your country with views from different aspects.

Very well composed, good perspective and scale and natural colours.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-09-19 11:47]

Hi Tony

What an amazing landscape, it looks stunning. I want to visit :). Great light, beautiful colours with the greens and blues and well composed. Lovely!



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  • Amadeo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 755] (3323)
  • [2008-09-19 13:27]

Hola Tony, excelente paisaje (uno más), excelente luz y tonos de color. Un saludo

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2008-09-23 14:24]

Hello Master of the Landscapes!

Tony, you are continually impressing me with the quality of your pictures! I like the subtil blue colors and tones. The light is wonderful with those bright and shadow zones. The elements on the picture is (as usual) very well balanced but above all, I just want to be there!!!!

TFS my friend!


Hello Tony. This view is beautiful from low perspective. The poles of the footpath make interesting lead to the shore with the sharpness and details well observed in this shot. Nice composition and TFS. Regards. Jusni

Hello Tony

I really like this POV.
Wonderful sharpness of detail,the focus is excellent.
The colours are warm and well saturated.
I feel like I am there,this view gives a whole different perspective to your other shots for me.
It must be wonderful trekking these hillsides looking for places to shoot from.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-02-07 4:47]

Hi Tony,
hope everything is well with you over there. This shot is very lovely with the exploitation odf the light and the soft colours and its brilliant tones. I like your use of the posts in the foreground. It controls the views.


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