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Mill Bay

Mill Bay
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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: 2008-01-01
Categories: Seascape, Sky
Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-25 9:18
Viewed: 3831
Points: 86
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello to all my TN friends,
Sharing with you all a new location on the west coast of Auckland. This is Mill Bay being part of Cornwallis which I had posted before!
Some of you might ask what is the funny shape doing there on the hill which is on the right hand side in the photo? In fact, the area had been cleared for a monument - Mclachlan monument.
Hope you will enjoy it and many thanks for viewing!
Best regards

NinaM, jaycee, smitha, japiey, nglen, hester, warnzy, Juyona, rousettus, jusninasirun, Luis52, Jamesp, Heaven, bobcat08, pablominto, horia, tkp1165, haraprasan, Royaldevon, XOTAELE, SkyF, pilonm, kmr13777, K9madtex, Alex99 has marked this note useful
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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-02-25 9:22]

Hello Tony, this is a superb scene, I love it. It's not like what we usually see from the ocean: the water is greenish, there are those rocks placed here and there yet the horizon line is dark with trees, the clouds are fantastic. This is beautiful, Tony, you captured this scene with great skills and a great eye. Thank you!


Hi Tony,

Beutiful coloured landscape with great scenery.
Maybe pov lower and the sky on 1/3
Sharpness also good.

Regards Gert

Hello Tony
I really like the lead in lines you have used here.
The sky is just fantastic as are the hills in the back ground.
Fascinating note about the cutout in the hill being there for a monument.
Perhaps you could post the same scene again when it is in place?
Tfs and my best regards to to you Tony

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-02-25 9:35]

Hi Tony,

Another wonderful scene with a very threatening cloud over the mountain. Glad you explained about the clearing in your notes. This does not look like any other water you have posted before. Now we're all waiting to see the monument.


I always thought the trees had been cut for the power lines to get through? Its odd I visit Mill bay regularly but never the beach I cross the road and go into the forest there. Interesting colours is the yellow at the waters edge pollen from the pine tress? TFS

Hi Dear Tony..

You really live in a paradise.
Beautifull shot with the dramatic clouds, greenish waters and rock formations..


Very nice landscape Good exposure, beautiful sky. I think that you couls change something in composition. It doesent look so nice when the photo is divided on two (same size) parts (water and sky) I think it wolud look better with more sky or more water. For excample it could be very nice with a rock on foreground in the left down corner
Best wishes

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-02-25 10:24]

Hi Tony. Just love this seascape. the great big bolders help to make this a good picture. along with your fine detail and natural looking colours in the sea and sky. well done tFS.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-02-25 11:10]

Hi Tony

Another beautiful seascape from you. Beautiful light and colours, nice composition with the interesting boulders and great sky



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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2008-02-25 11:29]

Wonderful composition and amazing clouds.
I see new colors in your palette. TFS

Hi Tony,

Lovely scene with a really nice sky, and I particularly like the large clump of cloud at the top right. A solid posting as ever.


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-02-25 13:10]

Hola Tony,
original color,
bello pov,
detalles y excelente escenario.
bonito panorama,

I might not have noticed the notch..it is an interesting historical noted and geographical feature....and the image as a whole is back to your quality work of seascapes...very interesting colourings of green in the waters here...all colours done well by Canon and you! Now I shall go to see what I can find about how they cleared for the monument!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-02-25 14:48]

Hi Tony...what say ? The pic is so nice and perfect that talk alone,excellent under all corners od view,thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

El paisaje es interesante y el agua bien captada, pero encuaentro en el conjunto una coloración o mejor unos tonos algo extraños o subidos. Lo mejor: las rocas dispersas y el cielo.
Saludos Tony: Josep Ignasi.

Another superb landscape from you Tony. Well shot from low POV exposing the fg details and capturing the vastness of beautiful sky.


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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-02-25 17:39]

Hola Sr. Tony.
Hermosas bahias la de tu bello Pais. Todas de finos tonos de colores y con exelente limpieza.
You should take a new photo when the monument is alredy done.
Saludos a Tu familia y recibe un fuerte abrazo.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-02-25 22:21]

Hi Tony

Beautiful, well thought out composition with very nice DOF and colours.


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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-02-25 23:24]

Good morning, Tony!

This is a wilder, more vivid and more dramatic scenery as usual. I appreciate it very much, and I especially like the cloudy sky. Maybe the horizontal line with the hill and the forest is a bit too dark.

Kind regards


Hi Tony, splendid seascape with wonderful light and colors, superb sky, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-02-26 0:30]

Ho Superb shot with lovely vivid colors. Ganesh

Goodmorning Tony,

On your trip through NZ you have discovered again a very nice place for us. Beautiful land/seascape. Beautiful clouds, some are dramatic, and the darkest clouds has a bit noice. Clarity stands on the highest level (as usual)Just what Heaven said in his critiques: "Maybe the horizontal line with the hill and the forest is a bit too dark" Anyway a great job. Thanks. Regards and TFS BOB

Une belle image de carte postale bien équilibrée.
Bonne journée.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-02-26 1:12]

Wow! That monument must be huge!!!
Gorgeous shot of this beautiful scene.
Perfectly composed with a perfect straight horizon and lots of interest.
Good colours and lighting.
Nice work Tony.

Hello Tony,
Beautiful picture.
The sky looks fantastic so is the green water with all those rocks.
I was just thinking, how it will look with a tall monument in the cut out of the hill? Ofcourse I am sure you will definitely let us know with yet another beautiful picture taken on a later date.
TFS and Regards,

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-02-26 4:58]

Hello Tony, very well done on that seascape again, the light is beautiful and the composition is great, thanks!


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-02-26 5:09]

Hi Tony,
Another lovely seascape from your beautiful country. Nice composition and colors. TFS
Best wishes,

Hello Tony, dear friend
It is still snowy here, but you live end of summer. This landscape looks very beautiful and its shot great as usual gracious standart. Lighting, colors, composition with cloudy sky great. I like your landscape image. You are a master about this subject. I enjoy to visit them. Thanks for sharing. best wishes my dear friend

Hello Tony,
The rich colours of summer are very beautiful here, from the water to the sky!
Good point of view and a well balanced composition, the rocks in the water make a fine foreground and create depth...
Pablo -

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-02-26 13:06]

Hi Tony

Again a great coastal landscape from you!
I see this is taken on the first day of the year...you really started on the right foot in terms of photography light :))
I think this is a shot full of interesting elements everywhere: the interesting FG, the nice round rocks in the water that lead one's eye to the horizon, the nice far away shore (with the interesting "hair due"...hahaha) and the splendid sky with those big fluffy clouds.
A very well composed scene, one that includes all these things and places them in key parts of the frame. Beautiful colors and good exposure, too.

Bravo and TFS

Hi Tony
This is a great scene. Great POV and wonderful blue sky.
Very well done!!

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-02-26 20:18]

Hello Tony

Excellent perspective here.
The pov and dof are well done.
Lovely colours.
The focus is sharp with excellent details.


Hi Tony,
A beautiful capture of this lovely seascape. New Zealand has a very beautiful coastal line. I enjoyed this one. Very good composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-02-26 22:03]

Hello Tony,
Beautiful capture, the rocks on the water give an extra
detail to the picture, great composition.. Well done


Un beau paysage à faire rêer à la mer et nous sortir de la neige.


Hello Tony,

Your photograph really benefits from the low pov which gives stature to the rocks and increased dof!

Lovely colours, very good composition and a wonderfully dramatic sky!

Kind regards,
bev :-)

Hola Tony.
Un precioso lugar con magníficos tonos.
Buen encuadre y acertada exposición.
Un cordial saludo, JL.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2008-02-27 10:36]

Hi TOny,
a wonderful beach scene. Great POV gives this landscape a lot of depth.
The colors and composition are great.

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2008-02-27 10:58]

Hello Master :-)

You are presenting us another great and pleasing picture (panorama). Nice composition, the horizon well, horizontal and the nice colors render it unique! Thanks for the info about the monument and then, the funny shape :-)



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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-02-28 2:01]

Hi Tony,
feel like there's strange sort of light here, almost subdued, i like it. The composition and POV are very good too, well done my friend!

Hello my dear friend,
wonderfull seascape with a very nice 3D effect, colours and lighting are splendid, excellent point of view and fine composition,

I like what you have done here. the rocks just keep leading your eyes into the distance. Nice perspective. Nicely done.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-03-08 8:28]

Hi Tony.
Once more amaze seascape from you. You managed to reproduce the beauty of the sea and sky at the same time. Very impressive image of the cloudy sky, perfect image of the small waves, rocks and remotes shore shape. I like your wonderful POV and framing of the image, rich colour palette of the shot and superb exposure. Bravo and kind regards.

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