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Winter sunrise over Waitemata

Winter sunrise over Waitemata
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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: 2008-08-02
Categories: Seascape, Sky
Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Exposure: f/2.7, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dreamy Landscapes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-08-01 17:39
Viewed: 5687
Points: 78
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello to my TN friends,
After a week long on pounding by a nasty storm in decade over the North Island, I think everyone here long to see a better weather after much demaged done by the storm! Sharing with you this sunrise over the Waitemata harbour that captured few hours ago and covered back with thick clouds after one hour after this shot!
Hope you can enjoy it and thanks your time!
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! cheers

jaycee, eqshannon, tkp1165, Evelynn, Royaldevon, nglen, maurydv, JORAPAVI, siggi, Heaven, Dis. Ac., jusninasirun, MMM, Miss_Piggy, JoseMiguel, Alex99, CeltickRanger, pankajbajpai, Juyona, boreocypriensis, jan515, rousettus, Hormon_Manyer has marked this note useful
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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-08-01 18:16]

Hi Tony,

It's so nice to see another beautiful photo from you! And this sunrise truly is beautiful. The sky, the sun, the reflections in the water are all superb. I love the leaves framing the top of the picture. Colors, clarity and composition are all gorgeous.


We have such weird temperature here as well Tony! ...
(Let’s talk about global warming)

This composition is breathtaking with perfect exposure and wonderful color saturation! I like this POV and details a lot. The tree in foreground looks marvelous! Cheers from weird Quebec ;)

It is

I love the sounds of these names...they sound as though they are perhaps as people saw them hundreds if not more years ago...indigenous ones....and the colours and clarity of the sky so well captured have not suffered as much as one would think. Perhaps it is just what we see and not what we know..

Hi Tony
This is a wonderful sunrise and you captured perfectly. Great color and reflection. I like the way you added the tree branches at the top it makes it feel like Im sitting right there under the tree watching this awesome sunrise. well done!! TFS

The silhouetted foliage add so much to this image. The colors look more like evening than morning. I think there is strange weather everywhere. I love the gradation of color and the shimmering reflections.

Evelynn : )

Hello Tony,

The terrible storms have been reported on our news. Seemingly a pleasure boat was in a lot of trouble and passengers were injured.

This looks so calm and tranquil! Who would believe that Mother Nature could have such different moods!

Your low pov is great. Normally, we only see a reflected line of the sun across water, here all the sea has been bathed in gold!

The dangling leaves are an important part of your shot. They anchor the whole scene.

A really lovelt shot. Well done.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-08-02 0:59]

Hello Tony,
What a great way to start a day!
I love the drapery effect of the hanging branches over this sunrise in a great composition with the central placing of the sun as it has just risen above the horizon. Great light and colours that remind me of a Turner painting.
TFS this beautiful image,
Regards, Ivan

Hi, Tony,

beautiful, peaceful and full of hope! thanks for sharing this wonderful photo!!

Man Yee

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-08-02 1:12]

Hi Tony. Such a beautifull sunrise over North island. It has given the sky a warm glow. with the refection in the water. The tree in the top of the picture just makes this a great picture. well done TFS.

Have a nice weekend.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-08-02 2:05]

Hello Ho, superb just brilliant scene. the red sun with the shadow is brilliantly produced here.Ganesh

Ciao Tony,
i tuoi paesaggi non hanno stagioni sono sempre meravigliosi. Bellissima composizione con il sole al centro che irradia bellezza sull'acqua dai caldi riflessi, sulle nuvole dalla luminosa trasparenza e sulle fronde che con la loro silhoutte incorniciano queste bellezze.
TFS. Have a nice weekend.

Hola Tony,
Precioso paisaje, es un regalo para la vista, hermosa luz y color, muy bueno el detalle de la silueta de las ramas del árbol, le confieren profundidad a la imagen, buen fin de semana. Saludos
José Ramón

Hi Tony, splendid sunset with wonderful light and colors, superb sky, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Tony, transmites gran realismo con esta fotografía. Sin complicaciones , sin cosas extrañas, tal como sueles trabajar tú. Preciosa !!

Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-08-02 4:25]

Hi Tony,i dont' know why yours colors are betters !!This is another beautifull example,in particular the orange of the water is very very great! I haven't others words to comment a beauty like that,just my best compliment,have a nice weekend,Luciano

Hi Tony,

Beautiful colour of sunrise.Nice tree foreground.great POV and DOF.TFS.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-08-02 10:35]

Hello Tony,
Fantastic sunrise picture!
Very good composition and capturing the vivid colors.Congratulations,
Best regards

Hi Tony!

Storms are powerful and beautiful, too. But I hope you are not concerned by the damages it caused. The advantage of a storm is also that it leaves clear air behind. Your clear and peaceful morning atmosphere is certainly also the result of that.

Kind regards


Hi Tony,

Nice quiet seascape with fine colors.
Good deepth working and pov.


Hi Tony,

I'have get a Email from my family, there was such a bad weather over the North Island. They where at Magawhai for a week. But storm, rain and soaked roads, made their journey back home seriously retarded. So, back to your photo. It's like a painting. Good framework with the trees at the upperside, in cooperation with wonderful color saturation, makes this photo (in my eyes) a beautiful painting.

Regards and TFS BOB

Hello Tony. Always rewarding to be up pretty early. Nice glow with the sun spot on above the horizon. I like the foliage making good framing to the stunning view. Thanks for sharing and best regards. Jusni

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-08-06 13:07]

Hi Tony
It seem I had miss this one also.Beautiful seascape and well composed image.Great color and great reflextion in the water.
TFS Michel

Hallo Tony
I have been much occupied lately and although I saw this posting I did not have the time to critique it at that time. Now I have returned to compliment you on such beautiful and peaceful scenery. The sun in the middle of the frame almost hypnotizes you when looking at it. When my eyes leaves the sun, to make time to review the rest of the photo, it is as if a magnetic force pulls me back to the ball of splendour in the far distance. Everything in this photograph proclaims tranquility and peace. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

Hello Tony,
Good to hear that the bad weather is over and let you continue bringing us this marvelous images from NZ.
I like so much the proportions used, and the composition proposed with the branches at the top of the frame.
Congratulations and thanks for share.
My best regards,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-08-07 5:30]

Hi Tony.
It is absolutely clear the pictured view and quality of the shot are amazing. However I wish to say about amazing reproduction of the sun and created by it yellow colour tones. Brilliant. Refined work. DOF is the best as ell as the framing. Tree branches on a FG are looked wonderfully and decorates the image at whole perfectly. Cloudy sky is so beautiful and small ripples on the water are great too. Bravo. Once more superb shot from you. My compliments.

hello Tony

sunrise beautiful image i love the yellow colour tones
that did the sun and the sky's blue colour tones,
the tree silhouettes of the foreground adds some charme to the image,



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  • vral Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 1 N: 218] (1049)
  • [2008-08-08 2:10]

Hi Tony,

Very pleasant sunrise you've presented here, Composition and colors are impressive.Reflection on the water and dark branches are dramatic.

Thanks for sharing

hello tony,
what a beautiful sunrise, i too feel like shooting sunrise but always fail to get there on time. excellent color tones and the tree branches create nice effect to the shot,
well done once again,
tfs & regards

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-08-08 11:37]

Hi Tony
very nice seascape
very well tone

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-08-09 16:41]

Hola amigo,
bellos colores y siluetas.
agradable ambiente y tonos...
magnífico encuadre.

saludos Tony.
abrazos desde Canarias para ti y tu familia.

Hi Tony,

Excellent colour and composition. The reflection in the water is splendid. TFS

Hi Tony,
A superb landscape shot of a winter sunrise from NZ with great colours and well composition. TFS.
Greetings from TRN Cyprus my friend,


Hello Tony,
Lovely colors and the composition. A priced is arrive you picture. Good lightly and detail.

Bonjour Toni
Très belle composition excellente netteté et magnifique couleurs.
Une belle réussite, amicalement Robi

Hi Tony,
Very good colors,beautiful photo.Congratulation.
Best regards,

bonjour tony
c'est une belle image de coucher de soleil mais je trouve ce dernier un peu trop centré,peut etre aurait-il été bien de composer legerement differement.

Hello Tony,
This is one of that I dont visit and also great landscape scene in your usual quality.Fantastic colors of winter sun superb. Branches nicely framed this great shot. Greatly composed. Thanks for sharing, well done my friend

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-02-11 4:49]

Hi Tony,
a beautiful sunrise. Lovely sky ans excellent clarity of your natural framing of the branches. Brilliant combination of pleasant colours. all are well seen and presented.
Very calm and peaceful rendition.


Kia ora Tony,
Absolutely beautiful sunset image, great color tones and composition. It's a pity and a serious loss You also aren't here on the site anymore. I wish You all the very best - hopefully we'll meet somewhere, on another site or here, again. Your Hungarian friend, László

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