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Morning at Cheltenham

Morning at Cheltenham
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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: 2008-03-21
Categories: Trees, Seascape
Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Exposure: f/2.7, 1/30 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): TreeBark [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-22 10:59
Viewed: 4249
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 80
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello all TN friends,
Sharing this Cheltenham beach front in the early morning hour at Devonport, North Shore of Auckland!
Hello Janice, I presume you might know the name of this tree which is not very far from your place! much appreciate if I can have the name!
Hope you can enjoy it with thanks
have a wonderful coming weekend, everyone!

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Hello Tony,
what a nice scene again. its trunk very huge and it is great for composition on left. It also nicely framed with its branches the shot from top. Sea's blue and plants' green suplyy a superb coloration as usual on your posts.
thank for sahring and I wish to you and your family a wonderful weekend and days.
PS: I will be in Cyprus in this weekend and next week. I will try to visit TN and yours.

Hello Tony,

What a beautiful structure in this tree. It's not the Pohutukawa?? A very nice land/seascape Tony. The sunlight strikes so very nice over the bark of the tree. i.m curious of Janice knows the name o fthis tree. Have also a very nice weekend and TFS my friend Bob

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-05-22 11:23]

Hi Tony

Another wonderful place you share with us all, beautifully composed with a very nice pallette of colours.
I really like the Tree with its really unusual trunk.
I could really see myself enjoying some chill out time sitting by this tree.


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  • Amadeo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 755] (3323)
  • [2008-05-22 11:46]

Hola tony, buen detalle del tronco en primer plano, el color y la luz hacen una fotografia muy agradable. Los paisajes que nos muestras todos tienen algo en comun, belleza. Un saludo

Hello Tony,

What a fabulous tree! It's the king of gnarls and knobbles! No wonder you gave it such prominence! The eyes have to follow the curved lines of its bark to reach the rest of the shot! The light playing on the trunk defines all its contours!

Superb colours and a great seascape in the b/g.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hello Tony,

Excellent view. Nice DOF, composition and beautiful colours.



Meraviglioso paesaggio, bellissima la composizione con l'albero in primo piano colpito dalla luce radente che esalta le nodosità e splendida successione di colori, eccellente nitidezza. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

Hi Tony, superb old tree and lovely sea view with fantastic colors, great composition, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-05-22 13:32]

Hi Tony. This is so beautiful. The detail in the tree bark and all its shapes. Rich colours in the greens and blues. a very nice seascape. well done TFS.

Hello Tony,
Waht a wonderful place you have captured... so full of vibrant natural tones and color. he stories that tree could tell. Very nice composition.
TFS Thomas

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-05-22 16:20]

Hola Tony,
increible arbol,
buenos detalles y colores,
perfecto pov, y dof...
buen encuadre,
saludos amigo.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-05-22 20:50]

Hello Tony

The lighting is lovely,the colours are rich and vivid.
Wonderful composition,the water,beach and grass cut beautiful lines through the frame.
Excellent POV and DOF.
Sharp focus and details.

Hello Tony,

nice scene and beautiful coloured picture.
What a beautiful structure in this tree.
Personally i cloned the branche right above in the photo away.


Hi Tony, the composition of this one, with this awesome tree is beautiful. Your control of light is good giving good shadow and light detail on the tree with excellent colour throughout.

Thanks, John

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-05-23 1:48]

Hi Tony,
and there was me thinking Cheltenham was only an hour or so from my house?! Nice combination of colours and light with a POV that creates alot of interesting detail, well done my friend!

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-05-23 2:36]

Hello Ho, Just beautiful and superb. Excellent landscape and what a sharp picture. Ganesh

Hi Tony,
A nice capture of this beautiful seascape. Excellent composition and lovely colors. Amazing the leaves are not blurred even at 1/30 secs and that upto in a beach. Thanks a lot for sharing.

I shall read notes from others later but for now have added it to my them of tree bark. the patterns are excitingly creative in nature, but that's the name of the game...Very well seen Tony. I noticed you have been away a bit.....very good for return!

Texture remarquable pour ce vieux tronc.
Bonne journée.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-05-23 9:14]

Hi Tony,

A wonderful tree giving such depth to the scene. The details of the trunk are marvelous. I love the browns and greens leading to the beautiful blue water. A beautiful scene witg wonderful colors and a superb composition.


Hi Tony,
What a fine old tree in beautiful browns and greens, living on the seafront all these years, a lucky tree, no doubt. Thank you for this fine tree and for this nice, soul cleaning view my friend.

Hi Tony,
Amazing landscape capture with this interesting and very elder tree and coastaş side. Excellent in all aspects! Great composition. TFS.
Have a nice weekend!


I've added this to my favs!
thanks for sharing this lovley composition!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-05-23 23:31]

Hello Tony,
A superb capture of a gnarled old tree on the shore of a calm bay. The composition and (morning?) lighting are fantastic and the old tree trunk and sea view contrast each other wonderfully.
As I like this very much I have taken it into my favorites and I thank you for that!
Best wishes,

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-05-24 3:44]

Hi Good friend Tony,
Another outstanding landscape shot with such superb colours and details. The bright morning light gives the subjects a pleasant glow and I like the interesting shape of that tree trunk. The calm blue waters look fabulous. Excellent POV to portray this charming scenery and very nicely composed. Kudos.

Nice morning light and well composed Tony..
The colors & details look great, this one invites you to take a stroll along the beach :)

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-05-24 5:47]

Hi Tony!
What a big knarly old tree!
This is a fabulous capture!
The vibrent colours are beautiful.
Very sharp and very detailed.
Incredible DOF for f/2.7!

Superb work!


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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-05-24 14:08]

Hi Tony
this is a very nice landscape
well doen.

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  • Swats Silver Star Critiquer [C: 37 W: 0 N: 3] (151)
  • [2008-05-24 22:24]

Wow! What a fantastic scene Tony! Awesome composition, colours and details!

Bonjour tony
Félicitation pour ce magnifique paysage avec ses détails et ses couleurs de toutes beautés ,la composition est très jolie.le gros arbre a l'anvant plan donne de la valeur a la photo
Merci et au revoir...JP

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-05-25 8:06]

Hello Tony,
What a fabulous old tree with a beautiful twisted and knobbly trunk! I like the contrast with the smooth seascape beyond. Beautiful colours and a brilliant composition.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-05-25 21:54]

HI TOny ,
this must be like you turned the corner around the tree and suddenly discovered this whole vista infront of you...wonderful cpature bringing contrast between the far and near ..the far with the sea and the horizon and the near with the gnarled tree trunk to the left.The brown soil around the base of the tree, the beach sand, the blue waters, the light blue sky and the green o trees, so so many elements to watch out in this brilliant composition.Very well done.'
TFS & Cheers

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-05-26 2:48]

Hi Tony,
Magnificent landscape.POV,clear details,large DOF,colors,lighting and composition are perfect.
Thanks for posting.

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2008-05-26 12:53]

Bonjour Tony
Merveilleurse composition, très beau cadrage et couleurs, magnifique.
Amicalement Robi

Interesante trabajo con un acertado ángulo de disparo que abre el camino a un azul que contrasta con el resto de manera preciosa. Has sabido jugar muy bien con las formas y el espacio, que combinados con los colores, crean un bello conjunto. Todos vemos igual las cosas, pero algunos como tú, saben darles una dimensión especial.
Excelente trabajo: J. Ignasi.

Hello Tony,
I always like the way you frame your pictures with trees/ or part of it in the foreground. (aside:Taking inspiration from you i tried to frame a picture like this and the result was horrible.:()
Glorious morning light, beautiful colours and an excellent POV that shows off the intricate designs created by nature and time on the tree trunk.
Thanks for the share,

Hi Tony,
Great use of colors and light in this picture. Beautiful tree and a pretty old one it seems. I love the blue in the water and the red and green on the shore.


Hello Tony. This is brilliantly exposed image with nice diagonal light catching this unique looking tree. Nice pleasant view of the sea and beautiful sky. Thanks for sharing and best regards. Jusni

Hi My Dear Friend TONY,

Perfect morning moods..
Good capture.


Hi Tony...
Excellent photo, very huge tree and beautiful seascape....Fantastic composition from you again....Thanks to share......
Kind regards

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