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The summer is finally here!!

The summer is finally here!!
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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: 2008-11-21
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-30 19:34
Viewed: 5450
Points: 102
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello to my friend in TN,
Today is 1stDec, and we start off our three months of summer here in downunder, sharing with you one of the the fine warm day on O'Neill with a nice clouds formation over the bay!
hope you like this one and thank you for your time!

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-11-30 19:54]

Hi Tony,

And summer has finally ended here! The a/c is off and the heat is on. This beautiful seascape is warming me up and it's a wonderful feeling. The colors of the rocks, the sky and the water are magnificent. The waves and the water rolling to the shore are a marvelous sight. Happy Summer!


Hi Tony ,
So nice seascape with great composition.

Kind regards

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-11-30 21:36]

Hi good friend Tony,
Another marvellous seascape shot and you portray this place so beautifully with your low POV and perfect DOF. The wooly clouds on the blue sky look majestic and the rolling surf adds so much motion to the image. Great setting and a great image composed.

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-11-30 21:48]

Hi Tony!

If the summer is there, it means that the winter is here... Thank you for sharing this moment with us, Tony, and you have made it in such a simple and beautiful manner. The picture is marvellous and reflects very well the beginning of a new season.

Kind regards


Hello Tony,

I envy your inner eye that creates such beautiful frames!! You are creating such great images with a normal perspective lens which are study material for any landscape photogs. TFS
Warm regards

Hallo Tony
Our summer is also here, and the humidity is terrible, but I must admit I like the heat. Your summer landscape looks very inviting and refreshing. I treasure all your landscapes that you share with us, as each one I look at is a different moment in time. Your presentations are always filled colour and splendor and I enjoyed each moment looking at them. Your photograph is awe-inspiring and is true sign of the beginning of a new season and almost a new year as well.
Like always this scene is much appreciated.
Kind regards

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2008-11-30 22:47]

Un paysage de rêve. Vive les vacances !
Bonne journée.

Ciao Tony,
con l'avvicinarsi dell'estate ritorni a quelle immagini che contraddistinguono la tua meravigliosa collezione di paesaggi marini dove predomina l'infrangersi delle onde sulla battigia, gli stupendi promontori ed i fantastici cieli azzurri solcati da spettacolari cumolonembi; eccellenti POV basso e DOF, strordinaria nitidezza e come sempre colori splendenti.

Hello Tony,

Beautiful capture of this seascape. Warmth, that is what is missing here. Six months to go!... Superb light and colours.

Hi Tony, while we are living winter you are in Summer. What a lovely world that all kinds lives at the same time. Anyway, another perfect scen capture from your beutiful country. Composition, details and colours are splendid as usual.
TFS and cheers,


Hi Tony,

Nice curve wet sand with horizontal green, cloud and wave.Excellent composition and i like low POV.TFS.


Hi Tony!

Sure I do like it, composition is more than perfect here! You have one of the best eyes on TN for balance and harmony. And more over you live around these wonderful coasts that's always a pleasure to see! One day I'll have to make it to NZ... TFS!

Best regards,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-12-01 4:53]

Hello Tony,
Very pleasant sight, compared to the dull grey we have around here! I like a lot the point of view you have chosen, with the surface of the water reflecting the sky in the foreground.
Lovely clouds too over this beautiful sea and landscape. Well seen.
Best regards

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-12-01 6:28]

Hi Tony.
Step by step I begin to learn surrounding you places :) Great selection of pictured scene. Sand beach, water waves, rocks on a BG as ell as cloudy sky are wonderful. Lights are so delicate and colours are superb. As usual details of the scene are stunning. Well done and TFS. Perfect job.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-12-01 7:09]

Hi Tony
Another beautiful landscape.Excellent POV and beautiful light and colors.The image is rasor sharp.I love the positin of the cloud it give a 3 D effect.
TFS Michel

Welcome back there..long time no see, but I am already imaging the future. These images are how I get through the winter...Very pleasing and due to hemispheric rush, a bit convoluted for the brain:-) It is a soothing image....and one of many to follow I hope!

This place is so beautiful, Tony,
and you can be happy to have summer now.
Not so we - it's snowing and very cold - I wish I could be with you there on this wonderful beach, thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-12-01 11:47]

Hello Tony,
superb lanscape pictre with excelent color tones and sharpness. Even the clouds were cooperating. Superb presentation. Excellent perspective.Best regards Siggi

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-12-01 11:55]

Hello Tony,
Lucky you to have summer ahead now!! This is a very fine capture of this lovely coastline with a gentle surf coming in. Excellent DOF, sharp details and lovely colours. Beautiful rock formations and very well composed.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-12-01 13:08]

Hi Tony. You say at the end of your notes Hope you like this one.. You can but not. Its beautiful. The detail in the waves and clouds. With the colours in the sand and green rocks. well done TFS.

Hi Tony
Great seascape with nice lighting,color and Composition I really like the cloud formation in the blue sky helps show nice depth.Very nice capture and TFS

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-12-02 0:23]

Hi dear Tony,
It's our winter now and I want to migrate to NZ for 3 months- I can happily live on this bay for 90 days :o)
Scenery, DOF, POV, colors and light look so nice. TFS
All the best,

Hola amigo, solamente intentaba emular con mi trabajo tus bellas tomas jajaja.
Llevo una temporada poco activo en Treknature y veo que aún os acordáis de mí.
Tu toma, como siempre, muy interesante y es una bocanada de aire fresco por la naturalidad que emite.
Un abrazo y hasta pronto: Josep Ignasi.

Hi Tony,
Very nice clarity, contrast, color, detail, and exposure here..
Beautiful sky - A beautiful view! :)
Well done,

Hello Tony,
sorry for my delayed visit. Nice to see you with another great landscape shot. everything wonderful, from POV from eye level, colors, to white cloudy blue sky and sea. Many thanks for sharing your happiness and this great shot. On the contrary, the winter started here and last week I saw first snow in high altitudes here.
best wishes my friend

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2008-12-02 12:21]

Hello again Tony,

3 months of summer!!! Here we begin 3 months of snow!!! It is always fascinating knowing that when it is -30C here, it is +30C somewhere on earth!

Here you managed another wonderful landscape! Very sharp, always excellently saturated, and well balanced, your images are always awesome and this one does no exception.

Great job my friend and TFS!


Hi Tony,

Very nice clarity, contrast is also good. Beautiful natural color. A lot of fine details and always a beautiful sky.

Have a very nice summer my friends in DU.

Regards and TFS

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-12-02 14:23]

Hi Tony,
you lucky thing having summer! :-)
We're getting into winter now and have already had some snow!
Very nice scene.
The colours are wonderful!
Excellent clarity.
Very well composed.

Superb work!

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-12-02 21:41]

Hola amigo,
wonderful panoramic,
beautiful natural colors and attractive pov.
splendid lighting,
saludos Tony

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-12-03 4:48]

Hi Tony
very naturel color and beautiful composition
very well done.

Olá Tony

Uma bela paisagem ...um belo registro.
Bonito lugar e cores harmoniosas.
O céu está especial, gosto do movimento das águas.

Hello Tony

I am jealous.It is not even Winter here yet.It officially starts on the 21st and ends in March.It is a long period of cold and dark days.
This is a wonderful image of a warm sandy beach.The surf looks inviting.
The sky and clouds seem to almost mirror the sea and surf.The overall effect is lovely.
Excellent focus and sharpness.


hi Tony,

We have winter and it is cold here.
Nice seascape with warm beautiful colours.
Good pov.
I like the sky with the clouds.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-12-04 1:22]

Hello Tony,
Our winter has started and will continue until the end of March! This wonderful shorline view with the green headland in the BG and the light, blue sky and fluffy clouds make me look forward to the summer in my country, at least to the spring.
This helps one to wait and I thank you for that!
All the best,

Hi Tony, upside season with us:), great summer view with fantastic colors and wonderful light, splendid composition with fascinating reflections and superb sky, I like a lot, bravo, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Tony,
Glad to see that you guys started the summer season. I am sure that we can expect a lot of stunning photos from you these next couple of months.
I really love the could formation. It's a real summer feel and it reminds me how the weather was just a couple of mounths ago in my neck of the woods.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-12-05 10:41]

Hi Tony

..and we just start our winter :) not that I mind, I enjoy cold frosty mornings.

Your image does have a feeling of summer with the blue skies and sunlight on the water. I like the framing and the POV.

Enjoy your summer



Hello Tony,

This looks lovely!
Your well chosen pov uses the natural division between the sand and the sea to lead the eyes into shot. The tall headland makes a fine focal point but there is also the wet, reflective sand, the cloud dotted sky and the gentle waves, to enjoy along the way!#

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

hello Tony

a very very beautiful landscape shot,
i love your very fine POV, at this moment that i am viewing
the image it is is i was at that beach on the water,
also very fine DOF and framing, here we are going on winter,
have a excellent summer, TFS


Hi Tony,
Yes, summer is finally here, and what a long wait has been for me!
In fact, almost all this days has been raining here in Sydney...hope to meet the sun soon.
A beautiful image, I like a lot the carefully composition made with the wet sand, mountains and of course cloud formations.
Great work and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

Another superb landcape capture of a seaside. Lovely composition, beutiful clouds and sky colors. TFS.

Hi Ho,
Magnific landscape,the dreamed paradise.
Very cold winter in my country.
Salut. Ferran


thankyou for another of your wonderful pictures, this is wonderful seascape the lovely coulours and the beautiful sky
makes me want to be thier sharing it with you as it is freezing here.

Kind regards Malcolm

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-12-17 22:33]

Hello agin Tony,
Another great landcape shot. i liked the view from the coast. Cloud in blue sky are wonderful.
TFS and G's,

Dear Tony,
wonderfully inviting presentation of one of those many unspoilt beaches your country is very rich with. I like the warm colours the low sun is sending, and the gentle haze above the waters.
Your pictures are always like windows into most beautiful place, very good for the eyes and for the soul. They draw me right into the place, and give me the splendid feeling of freedom. Thank you my dear friend.
All my best wishes to you!

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2008-12-19 23:52]

Hello Tony !
Strange for me to hear that summer starts in December - here it means winter, cold, short grey days, long nights... Must be starnge also to have Christmas in summer... But well, these are just the iseas of a girl from the north ! :-) Your picture is wonderful, and here again, I loe the sunny colors, so vivid, so cheerful ! The landscape is fantastic, the coulds look beautiful in this blue sky, and lookint at all your pictures I just want to jump into a plane and visit ! :-) Very well done !

Hello Tony,
This is indeed a wonderful scenery! i like it much all the green surrounding the ground, even on the beach too! That rocky hill on the edge, beautiful blue on the sky and the clouds! No one seen in the photo, you enjoyed to be there alone! It's surprised me when reading your notes as 1st of the December, starting of the summer there! Yes, i know that it should be but i have never thought before, the december is a summer month to those living in the south part of the world!

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2008-12-27 10:38]

When winter is around us it's so wonderful to see beautiful places, bright sky and warm sea.

Good luck to you Tony!
Best wishes for the New Year!

And a small congratulation from my little friend - http://www.lifeisphoto.ru/photo.aspx?id=212060

Hi Tony,
Wonderful landscape and useful note. Here in the middle of Europe it's around minus 8 Celsius degrees, but no snow at all, unfortunately... So those speaking about summer now are guys with bad sense of humour. :)
Have a nice and happy new year, my Friend, with lots of great photos. Cheerz, László

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2009-01-11 12:36]

Hi Tony,
Iam glad to drop by as the 50th visitor to comment on this beautiful seascape. Beautiful light bathing the shore in its glory.i love the little curve created on the right of the composition. The bale of clouds floating around adds a very beautiful touch to the whole frame.Very well done.
TFS & Cheers

Hello Ho.

Excellent picture, nice composition and colors.

Jose Luis.

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