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Summer at Whangapoua

Summer at Whangapoua
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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: 2007-01-01
Categories: Seascape, Sky
Exposure: f/8, 1/420 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-31 8:59
Viewed: 5227
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 92
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Hello to my friends,
This photo was captured at Whangapoua down at the Coromandel during last summer holiday in jan07 this year, hope to see the coast again in this coming summer!
Coromandel will take about 3hours to drive from Auckland to reach this tourist resort at Whangapoua!
just sharing with you and hope you like it! and thank you for viewing

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Hello Tony,
You're becoming the best tourism promoter of the New Zealand natural beauties!
I want to go there!
This one looks great, and you managed to compose the frame so carefully with all that rocks at foreground, so the result is very well balanced picture.
The layers made by the rocks, trees, clouds and blue sky at back adds a lot of depth to the image.
My compliments and thanks to share it.
Warm regards,

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-10-31 9:26]

The textures here are simply perfect! did you realize when you took this how much the rocks and the clouds resemble each other and how they balance each other in your superb composition?

Truly wonderful

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-10-31 9:39]

Hi Tony
I think it is one the best your pictures. Sky with clouds is beautiful. Stones create wonderful foreground and perspective, mountains make nice background. Composition is perfect. Well done and thanks for sharing

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2007-10-31 10:01]

hi tony,
great picture with xcellent details ,,a beautiful landscape.i liked the rock formations on sea shore.whatever Mr.Jose Miguel said is true..you are indeed promoting New Zealand tourism..and of course New Zealand is a must see country.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-10-31 10:10]

Hello Tony
What a marvellous shot and what a marvellous beautiful place! I love the point of view you chose with those rocks in the close-up. Magnificent sharpnes, brightness, colors and composition.
Congratulations and thank you very much for showing us the before unknown Whangapoua.
Best regards

Hello Tony
What awonderful scene you captured,
Great lighting,comosition and POV,Welldone.


Hello Tony
Another fantastic scene captured so very thoughtfully..fantastic framing..youve got it all here..fantastic colours throughout..I really like the shadow from the foreground rocks.
Great work as ever and tfs
The best of regards

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-10-31 11:19]

Hi Tony,

This may well be your most beautiful picture and that is really saying a lot. The composition is superb - a perfectly balanced shot. Beautiful rocks,trees, water, and a fantastic sky. I have never seen such smooth sand.


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-10-31 11:57]

Hi Tony

Another splendid scene from you that's no surprise it's already someone's favorite!
The scene here is terrific - some wonderful dark (probably volcanic) rocks in the FG that contrast superbly with the sand, that magnificent cliff on the right and that separate rock-formation there in the center and a perfectly exposed sky. All these draw such an outstanding composition. My congratulations!

Bravo and TFS

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-10-31 12:31]

Hi Tony. This looks like a beautiful place . you have captured it so well with good natural colours. I like all the detail you have in the bolders. and detail and shapes in the clouds. a very nice compostion. well done TFS.

Hi Tony,

When are you going to stop posting these wonderful beach shots and post some rubbish pictures for a change? You are doing nothing for my self confidence! What can I say: perfect pov and conposition; perfect light and tonal balance; perfect level of detail. It's got it all.

Kind regards,


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-10-31 13:42]

Hello Tony,
Another great landscape composition: I like the wedge of clouds complemented by the wedge of land jutting out into the bay. The colours and perspective from the FG rocks make the whole pleasurable viewing making one want to wade ou into the shallow waters of this N. Island bay.
Well done and TFS!

Hi Tony, an other splendid seascape, great colors and excellent light, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-10-31 14:45]

Hi Tony,
Lovely view. DOF, composition, exposure handling and POV are very nice. TFS
Best wishes,

I love how confusing it can be...Summer in January. Would that I were so lucky. Well a fine seascape which now carries the feeling of summer, a season fast closing in on you. You have captured the waters so clear and the clouds so well defined. Considering your focal length it is a piece of magic! Kudos to you Mr. T!

Hello Tony,
You've taken very beautiful seascape shot, with superb details and sharpness.
Lovely natural colours and outstanding POV, well composed!!
Well done and TFS,
Best wishes, Kevin

I thought the previous one was good, but this is fantastic. A well-deserved points.
Well done Tony...

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-10-31 23:20]

Hi Tony

Well thought out composition with great exposure and colour.



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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-11-01 1:43]

Hi friend Tony,
Just marking this wonderful post from you for now and will come back later with a proper critique. Sorry tied up with an urgent assignment.

Hello Tony,

Another really beautiful seascape! I'm getting a lovely 'feel' about New Zealand!

I like you low POV where you can make best use of the nearby rocks! Beautiful composition, light and colours!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hello Tony,
Lovely details in the rocks in front!
Great light gives attractive colours and sharp fine details, and this point of view results in an attractive composition with a wonderful feeling of depth!
Pablo -

Hi Ho,
Very NICE beach!
Always detailed and colourful frame. I would swim in this cristal clear water :-)


You really could sell these shots to your tourism bureau. They are amazing!!!
Wonderful work!

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-11-01 7:32]

Hi Tony
Beautiful landscape.Excellent POV and very sharp image whit great details.Colors are lovely and those clouds are just outstanding.
TFS Michel

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-11-01 9:27]

Hello Tony

Another 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.


Hello Tony,

It's look like the beach at Manghawai. Only here are more rocks in the sand. You make the photo on a perfect time. The sunlight coming from left backwards. The subjects are well taken out as a result. You've taken a very beautiful seascape shot, with superb details and sharpness. And that is it. Regards and TFS BOB

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-11-01 14:57]

Hello Tony ! You have really mastered the landscape photography, you have done a very well balanced composition and with that DOF everything is on focus. Well done !


MAgnifique paysage, couleurs à faire rêver.

Hi Tony,
well you have done it again with another one of your wonderful seascape captures one that looks so very inviting.Great detail and colour make this a joy to see especially because where I live it is getting colder by the day and the forecast for Sunday calls for snow.Tony your photos are the kind that are used in tourist publications showing the beauty of the place they want you to visit and this photo sure makes me want to be there.Thanks for this pleasant and "warm" looking photo.New Zealand rocks! Bob

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2007-11-02 3:34]

Hello Tony,
Wonderful landscape, I will leave my mountain and go there ;-)
The "+++" : composition, beautiful place, POV, sharpness, light & exposure...
The "-" : nothing...
Bravo and thanks for sharing,

Gran sensación de calma y excelente profundidad
como ocurre en todas tus fotografías. A destacar la luz y como actúas esta, sobre todo
en las rocas del primer plano.
Muy bien captada el agua y el cielo.

Un abrazo Ho:

J. Ignasi

Hi Tony,
very inviting presentation! And, luckily for you, next summer in New Zealand is near. Very clean and clear air at that perfectly lonesome promordial seaside. Wonderful.
Thank you! My best regards,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-11-02 6:22]

Hello Tony,
Amazing these black colored stones (may be from vulcanic origine?)just next to the sea. It makes an interesting contrast to the water and the sky. It seems to be a very quiet place.
Thanks and best regards

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-11-02 9:13]

Hello Tony,
It is fascinating to see pictures of beaches/coastlines from around the world. This is very beautiful, I like the mixture of rocks, stones and sand. Beautiful mountatins in the far distance and wonderful light and colours. I'd like to be there!!
Many thanks, Ulla

Hi Tony ,
Beautiful picture nicely composed with great colours and sharpness, nice sky with beautiful clouds, nice place and excellent point of view..well done..

  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-11-02 22:57]

Wow Tony,
What a beauty! perfect capture, perfect exposure
this is one nice picture, I can see the 3 hours
drive was well worth it.. Very well done my friend


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-11-03 1:41]

Hola Tony,
otro éxito para tu galería,
sensacional paisaje y bellos detalles y pov,
ambiente perfecto,
buen trabajo amigo...
saludos y buen fin de semana :3)

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-11-03 7:11]

Hi Tony.
Thanks for kind words and chance to get to know your amazing photo gallery.
This is one of the samples of your brilliant pictures. I am really amazed. Selected scene, POV and DOF are great. I love transparency of the image, nice colours, very impressive lights and shadows, terrific details and sharpness of the entire scenery. Bravo. Excellent refined work. TFS and kind regards.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-11-03 12:58]

Hi Tony,
picture postcard quality, you POV and composition are first class, very well done.

Oh Yess Tony,
splendid seascape withe excellent point of view, Lighting and colors are just great
wonderfull shot,

Hi Tony
WOW!! This is a wonderful beach shot like all the others. With superb details and sharpness.Excellent natural colors and outstanding POV, well composed!!
Once again TFS your wonderful work.

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2007-11-04 11:20]

Hi Tony!

From the technical point of view, everything is perfect in your picture: the point of view is well chosen, the lighting is without any failure and the composition is just great. Moreover, the subject is fascinating.

Thanks for sharing this wonderful landscape with us.

Kind regards


Hi, Tony!
Oh, no!! Now I have to find superlatives for your shots on this site!! :)) Wonderful. As always. Beautiful color, incredible detail and composition with that curving beach and then that stunning cloudy sky. I want to live there!! Just marvelous, my friend! Thanks and warmest regards,

Hello Tony,

WOW!!! You are the master of the landscape!! :-)

Another great and excellently balanced picture of this wonderful place! Each element (trees, rocks, sky, water, sand) use a perfect proportion within the picture! Colors are delightfully rendered also!

Great job and TFS!


Beautiful beach shot Ho!

Hello Tony. Nery pleasant and bright of this summer scene. Excellent detail on the foreground with stunning sharpness at the backdrop. The perspective is really neat with the curve in the coastline. Thanks for sharing and best regards. Jusni

Hallo Tony
A most beautiful and peaceful view you have captured here. The different shapes and sizes of the rock formations in the sand, is stunning and very charismatic. I like the composition you have made with all the elements here. A lovely capture with different colours displayed in one image. Blue sky, green mountians, white waves, brown seasand and different colours of the rocks. Some grey, some brown, some black, some wet and some covered with seawheat or moss. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day.
Kind regards

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