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The golden sunset

The golden sunset
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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: 2007-10-19
Categories: Seascape, Sky
Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): 70-79 Puntos (chapter 2), jmp *3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-24 9:44
Viewed: 4059
Points: 108
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello to all my friends,
This is another posting of the Lion Rock at Piha at a later time at 06.20pm from the setting sun from an angle, and as you know the full sunset will be at 07.30pm!
just sharing with you all and thank you for viewing!

fartash, horia, MMM, nglen, Patleboss, Heaven, LordPotty, Juyona, SelenE, eqshannon, Jamesp, Kathleen, PaulH, rousettus, angybone, hester, lgfoto, Silke, tiklod, tkp1165, cecilia, wingle, touristdidi, Alex99, Argus, lovenature, jmp, cicindela, boreocypriensis has marked this note useful
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Hello Tony
What a wonderful scene you captured,
Perfect lighting,POV and composition,Welldone.

Good Luck

Una hermosa roca en una hermosa playa.
Preciosos colores y buen encuadre Tony.
Saludos, JL.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-10-24 10:05]

Hello Ho,
I love the light and the grasses in the foreground in this beautiful image. Excellent DOF too showing the interesting rock formation very clearly. A very fine composition.
Many thanks, Ulla

Hi Tony

Another beautiful coastal view from you, my friend, one that i feel has a much better composition that the one you posted before.
Here, the vegetation from the FG really enhances the entire frame and give good attention to this sector of the landscape.
The colors are superb - very well saturated - and boosted well by the excellent timing of your shot.
A polarizing filter here would have aided you in getting better light and contrast in the sky, but since you don't have one, i took the liberty of making a workshop with how the photo might have looked with one :) Hope you don't mind :)
Other than that, it's a wonderful view!

Bravo and TFS

Hello Tony,
Beautiful light!
Looks like your sceneries are getting more summery by the day, the warm light really brings out the colours of the sand and the grass...
A well balanced composition with great feeling of depth!
Pablo -

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-10-24 10:36]

It's a pity New Zelans is so far from Russia... You show us so wonderful places that I am sorry I couldn't see you country.
As useual - beautiful picture with great composition, POV e.t.c.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-10-24 10:47]

hi Tony
Great composition again.Very peacefull image.Excellent POV and very sharp image.Excellent DOF.
TFS Michel

Hello Tony
Another fine scene you have captured and shared..I really like the pov with the grasses in the foreground and the main subject just right of centre allowing space either side to show the sea and further bg interest...Lovely compositon.
Best regards

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-10-24 11:37]

Hi Tony. I would love to be in New Zealand now that winter is here in England. This is such a beautiful looking place. the warm sun light has giving very nice colours. an excellent compostion. well done TFS.

Hi Tony,

A very well balanced composition with great feeling of depth. This is harmony. The warm red sunsetlight crossing the gras and sand. The low tide and a very calm sea. There is no better composition then this one. Marvelous. Regards and TFS BOb

Hi Tony, superb light in your splendid composition with great colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Tony, what a splendid seascape, I like very much the grass in front and the rock in back, colors, exposure and lighting are fantastic, wonderfull point of view,
a great cheer,

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2007-10-24 12:50]

Hi Tony!

As simple and as beautiful as a sandy beach and a rock can be! The evening light gives the picture the romantic and sensitive touch that appeals to us and invites us for a visit on the wonderful beach. A visit to contemplate the nature for the ones or to play on for the others. Or just to be there and do nothing...

Kind regards


Hi Tony,
You've captured a lovely light in this shot,and the inclusion of the tussock grasses in the dunes makes it special.
I think that if you got further back into the dunes like this more often,it would really add extra interest to your beach shots.
It shows more of the natural coastal environment.
Its a shame they put all those damn houses there isn't it ?
A very nice capture anyway.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-10-24 14:39]

Hola amigo,
perfectos tonos dorados,
excelente pov.
maravillosa postal,
saludos amigo

Hey Tony,
I see your water goes up and down like my lake! ha ha
I like this with the beach grasses in the foreground, very pretty . TFS

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-10-24 15:39]

Hi Tony,

Another beautiful costal scene. This picture has so much depth. The foreground is beautiful. The rock is very well defined. I like the way the water circles around the rock.


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-10-24 22:07]

Hi Tony

Excellent and well thought out composition. Well balanced and superbly lit shot.



Hi Tony.
Oh yes, awesome light. That colour on the sand and plants in the foreground is magic. Lovely composition, coming across the plants first in the foreground and then the eye moves off down the beach through the rest of the image, well done.
Wonderful image


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-10-24 22:56]

Lovely patches of sunlight in the foreground, Tony.
I like the composition a lot.
The coastline you are showing reminds me of our California coast in some areas.
A very peaceful and pleasant scene.
TFS. : )

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-10-24 23:34]

Hello Tony,
Very beautiful rock formation, it's such a wonderful
feeling being in the beach at the end of the day
you had a excellent POV, great composition.. Well done


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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-10-25 1:01]

Very nice Tony, rich warm colour and an excleent POV. i like the little patch of light in the midground on the right, it provides some nice contrast the all that sand! Great stuff,one of my favourites from you.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-10-25 1:01]

Hello my dear friend,
What I liked most here are the; light and the beautiful colors. And ofcourse POV, composition and details are very nice. TFS
Best wishes,

Hi Tony,
very nice landscape and its shot. Great composition and POV. details and focus very nice. good notes. thanks. best wishes from Cyprus

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-10-25 2:19]

Hi friend Tony,
It really does have a golden touch and warmth. Very refreshing and a charming scenery captured. I like the FG grasses which add so much interest. Excellent POV and DOF. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

Hi Tony
You are consistently posting great shots but this is the best yet!! You have captured the light so well and it makes the picture glow!
Well done!

Here is the photo which makes dream: on one hand, because the landscape is magnificent, on the other hand, because the stake in image is very well made with a beautiful perspective, and finally, because this sweet light of the evening gives to the set a big sweetness.
Best regards


Hi Tony, beautiful landscape!!! nice colors!!!
Did you ever used a ND filter? in this case it would darken the sky, bringing it alive.

Once again a great composition. You really know how to use the foreground to draw the viewer into the shot.
Lovely lighting!

There indeed is a golden light in this shot. WE know it is the sun, but it almost appears as if it is "The Light" which leads so many. A beautifully seascape image in the golden time of the sea.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-10-25 11:04]

Hi Tony

I love the warm light here. The colours contrast wonderfully to your day shots. I love the plants and the textures in the sand as FG detail. Wonderfully composed



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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-10-25 11:34]

You have capture a very nice landscape and from a very nice low pov and with a good compostion.
I like the grasses in the fg capturing the sunlight.
Well done
TFS Paula

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  • lgfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 194 W: 13 N: 279] (1536)
  • [2007-10-25 12:15]

Wonderfull capture of the same scene in great golden light. I like the warm lighted foreground and the magnificient view of the rock in BG.TFS

Hi Tony,

This one has an almost dream-like quality, with wonderfully diffused light. Great detail and composition and the colours are so, so good.

Kind regards,


Impressionnnatn comme paysage les couleurs sont somptueuses.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-10-26 2:17]

Hello Tony, very good landscape shot, well composed with great technical qualities. Thanks,


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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-10-26 9:53]

What a huge change in mood just because of the change of time!
Superb composition, colours and details -- a fabulous entry into your gallery
P.S. Thanks for your visit to my "Bejewelled"

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-10-26 20:09]

Hello Tony

There are many things I like about this image.Very well composed.
The warm light is super,I like the way it illuminates the sand and grasses.The colours are very good.I like the way the dune looks with all the grasses and flowers growing there.Excellent focus and sharp details.The lion rock rises up majestically on the horizon.What a lovely place.TFS

Hi Ho,
Great idea to post the same Lion Rock in other hour of day. This one is also beautiful. Warm colours and grass in foreground add something special on your picture. A great shot!


Hi Tony
This is a great shot of this beautiful coastal view. And very well done like always. I really like the FG you put with it. Perfect lighting,POV and composition. GREAT JOB!!!

Hi Tony,
The warm colors in the bottom half of the photo are very wonderful. The morning light is perfectly used. I love the way it created the soft and long shades and how it illuminated the rock. The top half of the photo could become a little bit darker.

Hi Tony,
I like photos taken at sunset, the lighting is so nice. This one is no exception; such a quiet and serene setting with warm soft light. Great job!

Hello Tony.
Wow! Awesome light and colour. Great composition, using those plants in the f/g. This is one of your best. I really enjoy your seascapes. Well done.
Best regards, Steve.

What a wonderful picture. I love the scewnery and your composition. I want to walk on this beach!

lovley soft and warm shot with the foreground aptly handled to generate a feeling of beach and sun
sharp at the front and i suspect sharp enough to the rear..at f3.5..and hand held so 1/60 had to be used..
you have the S5 which i want to buy..how do you find it and compared with your last camera
ps your workshop isnt as good as this calmly toned shot

Hi Tony,
Beutiful landscape.
Very good compo, light and pov.
Well done!
Best regards,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-11-19 10:23]

Hi Tony.
Thanks a lot for your decision. It imposes a high responsibility.
I also like your amazing collection. This one is not exception. True three-dimensional picture. It is cool. Great POV and perfect view. Terrific combination of the alone rock and sandy coast, lights and shadows, sky and sea. Bravo. Perfect job.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-11-23 12:18]

Hello Tony,
The foreground of tufts of grass in the sand, together with the mellow lighting make this image superb and as they are also sharp they give this composition a fine depth. The composition is also made great by the low POV.
This is really a fantastic landscape that I am sorry I missed before.
Well done, Thanks and have a fine weekend,

Well the big day has finally arrived Tony.
Merry Christmas!
I really like the golden light you've captured here, it creates a warm and inviting scene. The sandy beach looks like a great place to walk and explore.
Thanks for sharing more of beautiful New Zealand with us.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2008-03-01 22:49]

Hi Tony,
Absolutely marvellous light and colours, perfect textures and excellent composition. The perfect place to calm down.
TFS, Josť M.
PS Sunset view is the right complement to this post.

Hi Tony,
your landscape shots are very beautiful.
In this one I especially the sun on the sand. It looks very inviting and has a beautiful atmosphere.
Good sharpness.
TFS Tatjana

Hello Tony,

Great composition and fantastic light!

Hi Tony!
As I see in your area there are a lot of peaceful and wonderful beaches :) I like this picture, it has very nice warms colours and great light.
TFS and have a nice Sunday!

Hi Tony,
Very nice composed shot lovely pov and nice use of the surruondings like the plants on the forground as weel as lighting.
well done my friend.
TFS this fine shot.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-01-04 21:52]

Hi Tony,
great diplay of the scene in sharpness and full of beauty.the foreground and background are excellent.
The effect of the light is so specially and it glows and define the texture very well.


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