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For Jamesp - Bethells with love!

For Jamesp - Bethells with love!
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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: 2008-03-07
Categories: Seascape, Sky
Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): NATURE'S BEST, Beautiful Landscapes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-07 9:31
Viewed: 15528
Favorites: 7 [view]
Points: 132
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello to all TN friends,
This is my dedication to our friend Jamesp for his friendship and sharing the wonders of nature in this site!
James, this is for you, and hope you like it!

This is Te Henga(Bethells) situauted in between Piha and Muriwai which captured yesterday in a fine weather and a clear blue sky!
Thank you for viewing and time
Wishing everyone a coming wonderful weekend!

Luis52, eqshannon, smitha, goldyrs, earthtraveler, Jamesp, rousettus, nglen, JoseMiguel, MMM, jaycee, Juyona, NinaM, Necipp, SkyF, matatur, japiey, Argus, rkailas, SelenE, Royaldevon, jusninasirun, jpinkham, hester, kmr13777, Alex99, fartash, cicindela, ramthakur, marhowie, anel has marked this note useful
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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-03-07 9:37]

Hola My friend.
This is just beautiful Landscapes. Very nice colors in all the frame and Great POV.
Jamesp is gonig to be happy for this present.

Dang Tony...You are good...Really good. A fine eye for composition. the combinations of lines....both semi-straight and curved works really well and the colours are superbly saturated...Great image T!


Hi Tony,

This is a stunning image, with amazing colours, light and form. I love the curve of the of the waterline and including the people on the beach give a real feel for the scale of the outcrop. I really, really nice image.


It is beautiful Fantastc place. Beautiful colors, great blue and green. Good exposure
I would like to see these place in my own eyes ;-)
Best wishes

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-03-07 10:11]

Hi Tony,
a sight for sore eyes! Beautiful light and clarity, i love the colour of the sea and you have chosen a perfect POV to show us this lovely place. I'm sure James will be very pleased with this dedication!

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-03-07 10:22]

Dear Tony

Thank you so much for dedicating this beautiful posting to me. The composition is, as always, careully planned and executed, the colours well saturated and the DOF excellent.

A gracious dedication indeed :)


Incredible Tony! You did an excellent job of capturing the beauty of this place. Wonderful color, dynamic composition, superb sharpness as well as lighting. I don't see how it could be better! Well done, tfs and have a wonderful weekend yourself. Richard

merhaba dear Tony,
Nice to see such a great landscape shot from New Zealand. I think that nowadays end of summer. On the contrary, spring is coming slowly here. Te Henga is very beautiful place and its photograph consists of great scene. Superb coloration. Nicely composed. White cloudy sky and sea with small wavies.
This is also nice dedication for our joint friend James. Thanks for sharing. best wishes my dear friend

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2008-03-07 11:45]

Hi Ho,

Terrific landscape!Depth, colors and lighting are wonderful. My compliments!


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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2008-03-07 11:50]

Beautiful view Tony, i like it very much, thanks

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-03-07 12:01]

Hi Tony. First a nice dedication to a fine man .as for your picture today. FANTASTIC just about sums it up. one of the most beautiful seascapes i have ever seen. you detail and colours first class. great compostion . I like the two people on the beach . very well done TFS.

You to have a good weekend.

Hi Tony, fascinating view of a wonderful place, great composition with splendid light and superb colors, I like a lot, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-03-07 12:36]

Hello Ho,
What a fantastic landscape! Perfect clear and saturated colours and composition with an excellent sharpness and DOF. Very beautiful.

Hi Tony,
This is so beauty!
Really impressive the way you managed to built the composition, the exposure settings, and of course, the good weather conditions.
I like a lot th contrast between greens and blues.
The water colour is simply stunning!
My compliments and thanks for share.
Best regards,

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-03-07 13:20]

Hello Tony
Beautiful image.Very well composed with nice POV.The image is very sharp with excellent light.
TFS Michel

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-03-07 15:01]

Hola amigo,
maravillosa vista,
colores y lujosos detalles,
excelente pov,

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-03-07 15:03]

This is what I call a landscape picture, wow Tony, it is magnificent! The colours are so saturated and beautiful, it's almost as if the ocean was in front of me and I could swim in it. I cannot believe there such beautiful beaches with nobody there! The sharpness is amazing, I really don't know how you do it. Thank you for this wonderful sight and kind dedication to James,


Hello Tony a beautifull view you caught the detail and clarity is spectacular. Very nice colour, light and exposure. Interesting composition also tfs rgds Necip

hello tony,
this is a lovely landscape and i am sure the james will be delighted for sure. very nicely composed with fine pov, beautiful colours and contrast,
well done,
tfs & regards

What a beautiful place.
Excellent shot taken in optimal weather condition.
I would have liked it even more without the wall and the tourist. But this is a small nit. The pic is stunning.

Hello Tony,
what a beautiful dedication! The picture is lovely.I am not an expert in writing critiques on landscape as i don't know how to do it.:) But that can't stop me from appreciating the beauty, isn't it? So all I can say is that it is a lovely picture any one would feel honored to have dedicated to.I absolutely agree with Bob that you are amazing with your landscape pictures.You really have an eye to arrest all those lovely scenes in your camera.
Keep sharing all those beauties,

Simply superb composition!No other words, other that I'm adding it to my favs!

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-03-08 3:39]

WOW! What a beautiful place!
The colours are amazing!
James will love this!
Stunning clarity and detail.
Brilliant composition.
Very well done Tony,


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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2008-03-08 3:48]

Hello Tony,
this looks gorgeous, what a beautiful seascape. Excellent POV to get a great view across the beach, capturing fabulous scenery and beautiful colors.
Very well done.

Hi Tony,
Berautiful place,beautiful photo.Congratulaion.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-03-08 8:01]

Hi Tony,

This picture makes me think you directed the flow of the water and where it should hit the shore and ordered a certain cloud and where it should be placed. This is a BEAUTIFUL scene and perfect in every way. The curve of the water compliments the wonderful rock. Colors are just amazing and the composition is out of this world.


Aaah, what a beautiful seascape Tony, the place must be a heaven for snorkellers when the sea is calm. Would like to be there right now my friend!

Hi Tony,

Lovely shot...
I like this tones and richness...


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-03-08 12:03]

Hello Tony,
Beautiful Sea/landscape image showing Bethell's Rock in a brilliant composition that contrasts the large part of the bay in the BG with the small in the FG. The two combine to form a heart shaped curvature of the bay shoreline. Lovely colours of the sea and the sky.
Well done and thanks for sharing this superb view,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-03-08 15:52]

Hi Tony,i like a lot the incredible quality of your colours,the water is impressive,my best compliments from your friend,Luciano

Hi Tony

What an amazing seascape!! Excellent perspective, colors and light. The sea and sky look brilliant.

TFS and Best

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-03-09 9:16]

Hello my friend,
Beautiful capture... I can't take my eyes off it. POV, colors, lighting, composition and the landscape looks great! Bravo and TFS
Best wishes,

Hello Tony,

James will be very impressed with this as, I am sure, we all are! You both post the most diverse and beautiful seascapes!

Great light, sharp exposure and beautiful colours!
Is this little island a haven for birds?

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-03-09 10:15]

Ho, What a superb shot. Lovely clarity and excellent composition. Ganesh

Ciao Tony,
questa sera, quando mi addormenterò, sognerò questo luogo :)
Grazie di condividere con noi questi paradisi della natura.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-03-09 11:04]

WOW! What a superb composition Tony! That place is wonderful and you captured it in the best way possible, you're a great artist! In my favorites! Thanks,


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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-03-09 11:05]

Hi Tony!

It's beautiful, the shapes are amazing and surprising, and the overall atmosphere is pleasant and dramatic at the same time. I especially love the details in the clouds and waves.

Kind regards


Hello Tony. I'm sure James is happy looking at this stunning shot. The shadow on the left creating pleasant impact to the white lather of waves hitting the shore. Well done again. Regards. Jusni

This is an amazing tribute, Tony, an honor indeed to James to be associated with such a photo. Where do I start? The rich colors, the clouds advancing o’er the hills, the lovely round sweep of shore, the excellent clarity and contrast, the sheer range of tones and hues? Wonderfully done!


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-03-09 21:30]

Hello Tony

Outstanding clarity,the focus is remarkable.
Lovely colour saturation.The colours are vivid and rich.
The POV is excellent,and the composition very well done.
The blue sky with contrasting white puffy clouds is a wonderful backdrop for this postcard quality image.


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-03-09 22:14]

Hi friend Tony,
Wonderful shot and an awesome view. Lovely colours, details and sharpness with prefect lighting. Th curved waterline looks fabulous and the cliff cuts in beautifully. Must be a fantastic place to be in. James sure would be very happy for this dedication. Excellent DOF, POV and composition. Kudos.

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2008-03-09 23:52]

Belle perspective et mouvement très réussi.
Bonne journée.

hi tony!
what a beautiful place!
very nice to see
good work!

Hello Tony,
There always seems to be in interesting rock formation to photograph!
The fine light and rich colours makes this image stand out well, in addition to the effective point of view and well balanced composition...
Many fine elements, I mention the attractive surf and fine cloud formations!
Pablo -

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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2008-03-10 12:56]

Excellent photo. Great Composition, sharpness, colors, contrast, you got it all just right. TFS. Looking forward to seeing more.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-03-10 13:22]

Hi Tony

I am loving the sweep of the bay and that glorious turquoise colour in the water. This is a real eye catcher. Lovely dedication. Beautifully composed



Hi Tony,
Breathtaking view !! that is what you have presented here. Wonderful composition and details along with colours. Great work. I shall go through your gallery and comment on the rest later :)

Hi Tony,
A great shot with absolutely the right and natural colors. Great composition and details. It dose'nt get better than this.


Muy bonita Tony, donde destacan esas bonitas formas curvadas y desde luego un agua impresionante. Bonitos contrastes y sobre todo un gran y atractivo conjunto.
Saludos: J. Ignasi

I love the curves in this image. It's super. I also like the rich color and the sharpness. I discovered that with a Highlights and Shadows adjustment layer there actually are some hidden details in that underexposed "black" section on the island. It really is a wonderful photograph.

Evelynn : )

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-03-18 7:31]

Hi Tony.
Simply amazing POV and so fantastic landscape picture. All is superb: crisp, razor sharpness of all lovely objects, terrific of beautifulness colours, great framing and composition of the image, wonderful place and skill hands. My congratulations and TFS.

Dear Tony
What a wonderful scene you show us here :O)
Perfect composition,colors and POV,Welldone my friend.


Beautiful colours and composition, Specially the bright blue sky and the bluish green sea look wonderful. Also the two tiny figures on the beach removes somewhat the empty feeling of the beach. Great work.

Dear Tony,
having been absent from this site for a few weeks, I missed some jewels - like this one! Magnificent place, magnificent composition achieved by a very carefully chosen point of view. Splendidly rich colours, so very inviting and refreshing to look at. Thank you!
All my best wishes,

Hello Tony,
What a incredible place, looks like surreal, is really beautiful: green sea water, the little wooded rocky island, the little bay and mountains that surrounded them... all with great sharpness. 10 points. TFS

To see this place and die! This is my first reaction when I saw your picture! Beautiful composition and very vivid, perfectly saturated colours. The "work" which was made by the sea is very impressive, and the plant ability to colonize every part of land which can be colonized - even more impressive :)
Nothing to add, maybe only something like this: have a very nice weekend! :)
Best greetings,

What a view!!! Great colors! Gorgeous sunlight. Magnificent!!!

I was wanting to go back into your portfolio because your sea-scapes/landscapes are truly eye catching, Tony.
I choose this picture first because it it so beautiful and technically outstanding.
Iwish I could spend a day on that heavenly beach!
Thanks and regards.

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-03-26 0:38]

Hello Ho,
You have relly fantastic collection of landscape pics!
great work!
this is one fantastic place, great capture, beautiful colors and clarity
regards, Dejan

Hi Tony,
I looked at some of your pictures and the landscape shots are just great :)
The photo is perfectly clear, everything is captured sharp and detailed.
The colors are well saturated and the POV is very good.
TFS Tatjana

I think I like this one of the series best Tony..
It has the best overall view/comp IMO.
Would love to be there and see it for myself ;}

hi Tony,
what a wonderful panorama of a beautiful place, I must go there once in my life
kind regards

tony- your landscape are amongst the best posted - I am going to spend a lot of time in your gallery just seeing how you do it - my landscapes aren't brilliant!
I love the depth of this photo! Your composition and clarity is awesome - well done!!!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-08-24 5:06]

hello Tony,
I was looking at your earlier pictures I missed when my PC was broken. I discovered this awsome picture, it is an absolute amazing sight. Excellentely well framed picture of nature at its best.
Thanks a lot for it
Best regards

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  • Tlapp Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 27 W: 6 N: 19] (112)
  • [2008-09-28 12:35]

Fantastic scenery! It is for such wonders that photography was invented. This photo realy does justice to this place. If this spot looks better, then I want to build a hut there and move in today!
Great shot in every respect.
Regards, Rafal

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  • Ori (4)
  • [2009-08-07 15:28]

Beautiful, nice place, nice colours, the line of the cost,the waves,... uau

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