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Magical Coastline

Magical Coastline
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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: 2005-06-27
Categories: Ocean
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ-2-S
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-07-01 2:25
Viewed: 4799
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Just north of Punakaiki,on the South Islands West Coast is the Truman track,which winds for 15 minutes through luxuriant coastal rainforest to the beach.
The beach at the end is a popular breeding spot for Little Blue Penguin,and although we saw none,we did find their footprints.
Slightly to the south of the Truman track are these spectacular sandstone cliffs,riddled with sea caves carved out by the pounding waves.
On this particular evening there was the most beautiful light,so I quickly snapped off one or two shots.
I hope you like this one.

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To red45: You'll cry when you come here too....LordPotty 1 07-01 08:22
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Very beautiful view, Steve.
It's almost unreal, very beautiful colours. Well composed and very nice POV.
Great work.

An excellent seascape shot, the light is amazing. You've captured this perfectly.
Thanks for posting.

Now that is a rugged coastline.. I like it.

Choose sean I like the dramatic effect of the waves and lighting. I will even give you two point this time :)

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-07-01 3:53]

Hello Steve!
It's great seascape.Colors,framing,DOF,lighting and composition are perfect.Excellent work.

Hi Steve,
Yes, It is magical.
Such a wonderful colour mix it has given to you. It's like a combination of two worlds.
I would like to spend days there...
Great composition and POV.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-07-01 4:17]

It looks a beautiful place Steve,
The light here is fantastic and you've composed the shot very well with an excellent POV.
Superb,well done.


WOW! What beautiful scenery. Super sharpness and good lighting as well.

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  • NINIX Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 47 N: 355] (3001)
  • [2005-07-01 5:07]

Hi Steve,

I like your coastline. Fantastic with the power of the waves. You feel nature here.

Very nice picture.



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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-07-01 5:14]
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Funny Steve, you're going to kill us with such pictures! Man! This is over amazing ;-) What a place, what a view! Now I'll cry from envy ;-)))

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-07-01 5:14]

Wow Steve, this looks like gold!! Those waves seem like they are still moving. And this definitely shows us the ruggest rough west coast of NZ. Excellent shot, well done.

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  • sway Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
  • [2005-07-01 5:16]

Another great shot Steve. Your Wild west cliffs are spectacular.

I like the waves and water marks on the cliffs. Great sky. Great perspective.
New Zeland at its best!

Superb view Steve. The light is very attractive and the mighty waves coming are impressive. Great work!

Beautiful landscape Steve, excellent shot! Very much a postcard shot. Thanks for sharing.

Superb shot Steve!
This lanscape is really breathtaking.
The rocks and the sea looks great.
I like it very much.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-07-01 15:12]

Beautiful shot!!Great DOF and evening light on cliffs were fantastic!!!

Hi Steve

Another spectacular shot showcasing New Zealand. The POV is spot on! It's another one into my favourites. The light and colours are awesome. Excellent shot. Thanks.

Hi Steve,

That is a superb seascape shot! The composition and framing are perfect. The soft light is beautiful in this shot. Nice Jib!


Stunning coastline you got there Steve. Completely different to my Antrim coast but every bit as beautiful and rugged. Very nice work.

Hi Steve,

Great shot. It was brilliant watching you 'at work' steve. mine arn't anywhere near as good as yours!! Thanks for everything. I'll be posting some soon,

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-07-05 9:30]

Hello Steve!
Personal assessment of the photo: great.
Strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you very much for sharing.

This is a picture I would love to have hanging in my house. Steve this is beautiful and a powerful image. This view point is very well chosen, had I found it, I would of probably got real excited and fell off the damn cliff and into the drink. Paul :)

A fantastic coastline... with a great light!
And a beautiful sea...
Great shot.
Thanks, enrico.

Hi Steve WOW what a great POV,wonderful DOF great colours.

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