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Come Camping this Summer?

Come Camping this Summer?
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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: 2005-11-01
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Tamron 28-300 XR
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Northland via West & East Coasts
Theme(s): Beaches, Seascapes; Sea Views; Coastal Views [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-11-14 3:36
Viewed: 5338
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Whananaki North, Northland, New Zealand

How’s this for a holiday camp? Want me to make bookings for you this summer anyone?

This is north of Whangarei, and just below the Bay of Islands, on the east coast of New Zealand. South America is way, way, way . . . in the distance.

This is Motutara Farm, a 75 hectare sheep and cattle farm in Whananaki North. The property is owned by Bruce and Helen Barron; it has been in the Barron Family since 1915.

This farm stretches across two beautiful Pohutukawa fringed beaches, Kings Beach and Barrons Beach. The camping area is extensive, spacious and picturesque; the layout of the camping ground is unique. The camp is divided into distinct areas.

Kings Cliff is about peace and quiet; just the hiss of the surf on the beach below your tent and the breeze in the Pohutukawa trees interrupts your solitude. Pitch a tent on Barrons Cliff and have a view to die for, out along Barrons Beach and over the expanse of the Pacific Ocean to the Poor Knights Islands. Barrons Valley gives shelter from the weather. Relax in the shade of Pohutukawa trees and dream of the next fishing expedition or wax the board ready for the surf.

One cliff has sites with spectacular views, access is right down to the water in the second bay. You will be spoiled for choice here; take your pick, sea view, green valley or beachside. This is a working camp, so you will need to be self-sufficient. Just cold water showers available, and pit toilets. There is no power here, but freezer space is for hire. Cooking fires are by permission only. Please leave your dog at home. Your hosts the Barron family live at the camp entrance. Charges for adults (over 12 years) are $10 each with a minimum site charge of $20 in peak season.


dew77, TAZ, red45, Active, marhowie, thistle, hummingbird24, wallhalla15, liquidsunshine, Athila, cecilia, pablominto has marked this note useful
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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-11-14 3:50]

Hello Janice!
Very nice seascape.Colors,POV,sharpness,details,DOF and composition are wonderful.TFS...:-)

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-11-14 4:45]
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What a beautiful and interesting seascape that you have well captured ! But where are the mountains ;-))) I also appreciate the complementary note... Congratulations Janice and thanks for sharing.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-11-14 4:51]
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Clear, wide open, beautifull. I almost feel first breaths of NZ's summer. You're lucky Janice! Bookings sounds good - maybe not this summer, but later - who knows ;-)

waht a beautiful landscape - seascape.
Fantastic place - nice colours and POV.
I like the frame too.
TFS :)

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2005-11-14 6:28]

very good shot. amazing seascape. i like your pov. very well composed. amazing colors and details. excellent work.

Very clear and sharp with great DOF Janice. Well composed and a great POV also. I enjoyed your notes..Who knows, maybe we'll spend summer camp at your place! ;-)) Never been to New Zealand. Well done.
Thank You

Amazing view!
This is beauitful photo of beautiful place. Depth of the shot is great, colours and framing as well.
I like it very much (both the photo and the place).

This is lovely Janice!

A great POV, excellent lighting, and I love the colors of the water.

Let me see, I'll have to pack a tent, snorkels, sunscreen.... :-))

Thank you for this wonderful mini vacation and composition.

Beautiful landscape Janice, excellent shot! Very much a postcard shot. The composition is great and good colours too. A good one, very well done.

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2005-11-14 16:57]

Hi Janice!

Beautiful seascape (landscape). We don't see that many good one on TN. Most pictures are animals pictures or plant pictures. However I have see few beautifull landscapes.
Your is sharp and well exposed. The nice composition put the horizon on the upper third, and you have beautiful clouds in your sky. Foreground has some depth and the road brings us to the sea.
Good work and TFS.

Oh Janice, you know how to make holiday decisions difficult!!!!
I have a friend travelling to NZ sometime next year (following Thailand and Austrailia). I'll give him the web address.
OK, you've already sold NZ to me, I just have to persuade Lisa!!!
Thanks for posting, have a good week.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-11-14 21:34]

Belle composition, la prise de vue est jolie et la lumière bonne.

Félicitations et merci pour l'envoie.

Spectacular view,Great capture Janice.
Looks like a great place to be.

Hello Janice,
This composition makes me curious... Where is that winding dirt road leading to..? I like the contrasty trees here, in an almost silhouetted appearance... Altogether the lines in your image are very appealing
Pablo -

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