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North From Nine Mile

North From Nine Mile
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Copyright: Steve Reekie (LordPotty) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1381 W: 144 N: 3872] (12503)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-28
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-01 18:47
Viewed: 3677
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This view,looking north along the West Coast,was taken from my friends garden on the hill just south of Nine Mile beach.
In the foreground are typical coastal plants,most notably the prominent Dracophyllum,which grows from sea level right up to the alpine meadows.

This area is right in the middle of gold and coal mining country,and coal and quartz are exposed to the surface all around here.Its not unusual to be walking through the bush,or on the beach,and find lots boulders and pebbles of smoked quartz,rose quartz and big rounded lumps of coal.

The volcano like peak on the right is Mount George,which I climbed with my kids last week.
Later on,I'll post a few photos taken on our journey to the top.

Hope you like this view of our beautiful West Coast.
Thanks for looking,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-02-01 19:09]

Hi Steve,

I can't imagine having a view like that from my garden! A very beautiful seascape. I love the lush greenery in the foreground, the water, beautiful sky and mountains. All of my favorite ingredients wrapped into one picture.


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2009-02-01 19:34]

Very nicely captured Steve. A real rugged west coast beach. Not too good for swimming, I imagine.
I like your composition with the bush clad hills,

Hi Steve,

So, I am jalous it is'nt my garden, what a marvelous sight.
Nice landscapre picturewith beautiful colours.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-02-01 23:36]

Hello Steve,
This is a beautiful place. I like your POV, scenery, DOF, composition, colors and exposure control. TFS
Best regards Siggi

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-02-01 23:37]

Hello Steve,
A great NZ coastal view in a superb composition with fine depth and perspective that shows the vegetation in the FG and the mountainous coastline with superb sharpness and lighting.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-02-02 4:49]

Steve, Lovely landscape shot showing the coverage and an excellent view. Ganesh

Namastay Steve,
A nice capture of this beautiful seascape. Very well composed with good colors. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Steve,
that place is fantastic, some day I have to come to your homeland, must be wonderful.
Hans (GreenBaron) from TL visited NZ in the last month, did you meet him?
He was so happy there, his shots are showing that so well. And when I look at yours I'm sure I also will see this place ...
Thanks and many greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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