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Piha Lion Rock

Piha Lion Rock
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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: 2008-07-25
Categories: Seascape, Ocean
Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dedications to Bayram [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-10 23:40
Viewed: 6478
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 82
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello to all my TN friends,
I had shared with you the view from the top of this Lion Rock in Piha from my last seascape image, and here is closer view of Lion Rock in the beach front with a reflection! I was standing 3/4 up the rock to capture the southward side of the coast! hope you can enjoy this one as well!

I like to dedicate this image to our friend Dr.Bayram(boreocypriensis) for this friendship and contribution of nature in this wonderful site!
Thank you for viewing and your time

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Hello Tony,

You noticed this well!
The lovely shape of Lion Rock (well named) is perfectly reflected in the wet sand. Even the blue sky surrounding it is reproduced!
The two are separated by a triangle of moving surf. It is beautiful!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • soccer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 0 N: 655] (2557)
  • [2008-09-10 23:50]


A very well composed pic that is clear and sharp. I like the different colours shown in the pic as well as the lighting.

Hi Tony,
No matter what angle do you choose, the outcome of this place is always remarkable.
Its very good all the textures, greens and info got on that rock formation.
The reflection is so good and balances the composition.
Congratulations and thanks for the post.
My best regards,

Hello Tony,

Very beautiful capture of this rock. Excellent POV and clarity. Excellent light and colours.

Hi Tony, a surprise for me:) Thanks a lot for this beautiful tribute my fiend! Realy perfect sescape capture in all around. I especially loved the reflections on the coastal stripe with thin-water layer. Great shot! Many thanks for sharing this beauty and also pleasant dedication once more!
All the best my friend!


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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-09-11 2:03]

Hello Tony, great sescape shot and nice tribute to our supervisor, Dr. Bayram Göçmen. TFS.

Hi Tony.
Amazing picture and wonderful place..It's reminded to me our homeland Cyprus...The colours and reflections very attractive.Shape of the Lion Rock and your note's very interesting too.....
Thanks to share..
Kind Regards

Beautifully detailed landscape. Excellent POV and very well composed and presented. Taken at just the right time to capture a wonderful scene. TFS


A beautiful shot of a place we have spent some fun famly time at. The reflections are beautiful and so are the colours.


Hi Tony,

Very clear shot of Piha Lion rock, The Propotion of rock and space is very good.The effect of wave saparete the lion rock and the reflection is very nice and the clear sky also give a strong profile on the subject.Great shot.TFS.


Hello Tony.
A show of image!
Magnificent DOV and very good POV.
Perfect combination of elements!
A painting of the nature!
Thanks for sharing!
José Roberto

Swell reflection of the cliffs in the incoming waves and pooling Tony. I love water...almost as much as my wilderness mountains. You know....the biggest difference I can think of beyond the obvious lack of trees in water...is the sound. In my wilderness at night, there can be so much silence that it is deafening...something akin to what I have heard parachuters say...not skydivers:-) But at the ocean there is a constant noise of the surf...even at low tides and action it is still a gentle and relaxing tone, while at high tides or heavy wave action, the noise brings the feeling of immense power...Here in this image you seem to have caught the quieter times......very nicely done sir Tony!

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-09-11 7:11]

Hi Tony
Another beautiful landscape.Very nice composition and also very sharp image.Light and colors are excellent.I like that first plan reflextion.
TFS Michel

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-09-11 7:20]

This morning, I saw the lion's face, the Lion Rock! Wow! and what a nice reflection, those beaches of yours are a dream. My next destination is New Zealand. I love big spaces, there is a sense of freedom, peace and beauty very well shown in thic picture. Thank you!


Hello Tony, wonderful landscape shot of tis Lion Rock and seadide. Also great dedikation.
TFS and regards,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-09-11 10:35]

Hi Tony,

A lovely dedication to Bayram - he deserves all the tributes being paid to him. This view of the rock with great detail of the moss, trees and textures and its reflection is just beautiful. I love it in conjunction with the perfect blue sky and the wonderful waves in the water.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-09-11 12:10]

Hi Tony. Once again a very colourful seascape with fine detail and bright colours. i like the refection in the water of the rock. well done TFS.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-09-11 15:01]

Wonderful capture!
Once again you shot us one of the stunning places in your country and really well too.
Excellent composition.
Very well composed.
Great light.

Well done,

Hello Tony, my dear friend
excellent seascape shot from NZ. Nice to see seashores. My hometown is located on seaside. So, I like very much sea. Formerly I was a diver. but now, sea or fine watered lake not present here. So, I miss sea very much. When I see your post, I remember old days. Many thanks for sharing. This great shot is also nice dedication to our friend, Bayram. ANother memory about him:) Both of us worked at same department formerly.
Best regards

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-09-11 22:42]

Hi Tony

A lovely composition - the relfection and lighting are both beautiful.


Hi Tony,
A nice capture of this beautiful seascape dedicated to a very good photographer. Very well composed with nice view. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-09-12 1:42]

Hi Tony,another beautifull seascape,nothing to say,the beauty no need comment,have a nice day from your italian friend,Luciano

Hello Tony!
Beautiful coloured picture with excellent exposure and light. I like also composition: sea and rocks are very nice for watching here!
On the other hand I am not sure if the horizon line is ok here. I think that left side is a little higher and the right side :) Or maybe it is an effect of distance to the rocks?
Anyway, really nice place and really nice picture!

Hello Ho,
I can see the lion in it. It's awesome!
The rock has been photographed very well especially in terms of sharpness. In addition you got that nice reflection.
What a giant lion, I'm tearing my hair out!

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-09-12 22:15]

Hi good friend Tony,
Outstanding shot qagain of the Piha Lion Rock with such lovely colours and details. Very neat and sharp image with perfect light and exposure handling. Must be such a great place to be standing and enjoying the rolling surf. The reflection on the wet sand looks amazing. Thanks for sharing this beautiful image.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-09-13 6:22]

Hello Tony,
I bet you got your feet wet taking this brilliant shot!
What a beautiful rock formation with the bushes clinging on to it. Lovely view across the smooth water showing the wash coming in. The light and colours are lovely and the composition excellent.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-09-13 7:22]

Hello Tony,
A great shot of Lion Rock reflected in the wet sand in an excellent composition with the rollers coming in. Superb lighting. Thanks for sharing this wonderful view,
Best wishes,

Hey hey hey! What extraordinary perspetive. Excellent reflections, sharp and vivid colours. Magnifica.


hello tony,
what a lovey landscape shot. i loved the reflecting blue sky on the water, the colors look nice, balanced composition,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hi Tony,
It is clear that you enjoy your closeness to the sea and I would like to be able to regularily traverse such a wild and natural coast line. this must have been a beautiful day! Take care my friend.
Regards, david

Hallo Tony
A magnificent portrayal of the ambience and the tranquillity of nature. A very peaceful and relaxing scene to look at, the striking blue colours in the water beautifully captured. The smooth glasslike effect on the sand is just amazing. Attractive composition with great details. A refreshing image, where one can stare into the remote distance and let your mind wonder far away. Your images seem to have that effect on me all the time, as if one gets lost in your own world. Thanks for sharing
Kind regards

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-09-16 7:32]

merhaba ho
good capture of this impressive beach with its calm atmosphere
i like composition, POV, light, colours and reflections

Olá Gracius!

Um cenário fantástico.
Cores e composiçăo maravilhosas...o reflexo e o movimento das ondas é lindo.
Grande abraço,

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2008-09-17 14:46]

Hi Ho.

Magnific postal beach, wonderful colors tones and contrast, excellent composition.


Hi Tony,

nice coloured seascap with good pov.
beautiful colours and I like specially the waves on the water and the reflections on the beach.


Que decir de esta toma que no te haya dicho ya en otras ocasiones....... si algo destaca por el ángulo de disparo, es el efectivo dinamismo que yo aprecio. La luz: impresionante !!
Un saludo: J. Ignasi Tejedor.

Hello Tony
beautifulst reflected on the shoreline. the colors and the contrast are carefully portraits.
well done

Hello Tony. Very nice low angle view of this lion rock. The timing of the wet sand is perfect in capturing the reflection. Beautiful day with blue sky. TFS and best regards. Jusni

Hello Tony

Beautiful reflections on the wet sand here.
The colours and lighting are very good.
Great pov.


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-11-22 11:18]

Hello my dear friend,
Been a long while since your last upload to TN... Hope you are well and everything is OK.
Sorry I've missed this beautiful shot till now. It's a great place and you photographed it very well. TFS
Hope to see another shot from you soon
All the best,

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2008-12-19 23:49]

Hello Tony !
Lion Rock lokks geat, even more with this beautiful reflection - I specially like this little rock standing out alon, apart from the big rock, at the point. Wonderful sunny colors to enlighten my day, perfect composition, splendid POV, wonderful blue sky - I like everything on this picture. You live in a wonderful country, and it's great for you to share these beauties through your excellent pictures. Very well done !

Hi Tony,
Wonderful shot - great composition with splendid colors - and a nice dedication to Dr. Bayram. Both the rock and its reflection are very nice. It's of course difficult to say, but the NZ coast is one of the nicest seasides on Earth. Thanks for sharing so many good photos of it.
Best regards from a country without seaside, László

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