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My Kind of Place

My Kind of Place
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Copyright: Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-27
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Tamron 28-300 XR
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Seascapes; Sea Views; Coastal Views [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-08-05 6:37
Viewed: 4104
Points: 16
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My Stomping Ground

I have often mentioned the cliff between the beaches here at Murrays Bay where I get many of the native trees and ferns shots that I post. Well, here is the view of the water through some of the trees that line the cliff. At high tide we are able to walk along pathways over the cliff to the neighbouring beaches, and at low tide you can walk between the beaches under the cliffs.

Murrays Bay is in the East Coast Bays on the North Shore of Auckland. And for about 15 kilometers of beaches there are cliffs that have these small tracts of native bushes lining them. Some areas have been built on, but the Council now has taken ownership of the land and has even made pathways along and through them, so that they are open to the public. Many of the trees and bushes are quite old and have been let to grow their own way, with no help or interference from outsiders.

The main tree you see here in a spindly Pohutukawatree. These trees love ‘hanging out’ on cliffs. Without them I think the cliffs would disintegrate a lot faster than what they are now.

There is also some NZ FLAX . Flax is a common plant of the coast. The toughness of this plant is evidenced by the variety of its habitats, from beaches, river mouths, coastal cliffs with salt sea spray, to alpine lakes. It has long strap-like leaves that can grow up to 3m tall. You can see it right in the foreground on the right, plus some closer to the cliff edge.

There is a Toetoe there too, but there is only one creamy-silver seed-head left.

And the small bushes are likely to be native pittosporums or coprosmas.

So I hope you can understand a little more of where I live and the places where I find most of my fern and plants shots – it’s my kind of place. Enjoy!

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Hi Janice!

It's great photo! I love watching wind! And I miss water... as I wrote at forum today - for me looking at pictures it's so much plesure every day!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-08-05 7:39]
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Zee Germans are coming! Bunch of u-boots here ;-)))
Yeah, this is definitelly my kind of place, too Janice! Rock formations in sea looks excellent, same as tree and surrounding smaller plants. This is great picture my friend!

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  • halki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 9 N: 105] (471)
  • [2005-08-05 8:12]

Hello Janice!
Wonderful seascape.Contrast,POV and composition are beautiful.Thanks for posting.

Ciekawe miejsce ale za dużo tego wszystkiego w kadrze.

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  • zakiwi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 154 W: 20 N: 274] (1309)
  • [2005-08-05 16:06]

Hey Janice,

You're Brave !!!!

I know where you took this photo, and I must say that I'm not too sure that you'll get me so close to the edge with a cliff that is slowly but surely continually crumbling.

You've captured the height very well. Your use of a realativly wide angle and a smallish apperture has really captured the mood well. Fabulous. I may as well mention that down there on those rocks at low tide is where I get a lot of my gull shots. They often come down there at low tide. Well done and thanks for showing it so well.

I agree Jancie, you have captured the height really well. I get dizzy from looking at the picture. Well captured. TFS.

Hello Janice!
Wonderful capture.DOF and composition are perfect.Thanks for sharing.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-08-06 3:56]

Hello Janice!
Very nice capture and wonderful note.POV,DOF,sharpness and composition are great and I like this work totally a lot.

Hello Janice,

Must be a great place to grow up!
I grew up close to the North sea and dunes so I know the feeling. Specially the saltwater smel.
Show us more!



Janice, thanks a lot for commenting my picture.

Great photo. I love this seascape full of shoals, rocks and clear water. The plants and native trees create a very beautiful composition. Sharpness is also great.


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