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Whananaki North

Whananaki North
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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/9.0, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Travelogue: Northland via West & East Coasts
Theme(s): Beaches, Seascapes; Sea Views; Coastal Views [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-11-15 4:40
Viewed: 8205
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Whananaki North, Northland, New Zealand

This is another of the beaches found at Whananaki on the east coast of Northland, above Whangarei and below the Bay of Islands. The day was so hot and sunny, and it was the wrong time to take photos, between 12 and 1.30pm, but I thought you'd like to see them . . . so I had to!! More to come…

The Department of Conservation is the central government organisation charged with conserving the natural and historic heritage of New Zealand on behalf of and for the benefit of present and future New Zealanders.

There are many campsites and huts on conservation land throughout New Zealand. They offer a 'back to nature' style of camping and accommodation in scenic settings. Different categories, based on the facilities provided, offer experiences for different budgets.

Otamure Bay (Whananaki)

Type: Standard
Facilities: Water, toilets, rubbish, cold showers
Location: Whananaki North Rd, 26km E of Hikurangi. 2km past Whananaki Village on Rockell Road, Whananaki North
Notes: Beachfront setting
Fees: $7.00 adult/night, $3.50 child/night (5-15 years), children under 5 years stay free.

General Information
OPEN all year
No bookings – first come/first served
Camp Hosts on site from early December to Easter - +64 9 433 8402
Self-registration during off-peak period
Campervan access / eligible for NZMCA pass
Recreation Opportunities

Access to the Motutara Recreation Reserve is sign posted from Rockells Bay Road and begins at the base of the hill. Once the Reserve is reached you are free to wander in any direction. Further out on the headland there are several small secluded beaches and some good fishing and diving spots.

Please leave gates as you find them!


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To sAner: It's NOT tilted!Janice 2 11-16 09:42
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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-11-15 6:38]
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Hi Janice,

How are you doing?

Nice picture. Good colors and nice setting. It looks like the horizon is slightly tilted though. TFS!


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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2005-11-15 8:39]

Hi Jancie
Very beautifull photo of seascape.
The clouds in the Rocks ( I suppose) are a must in your picture.
Good DOF and colours.
Well done.

This is a beautiful beach Janice..Well composed with very good elements of interest. I'm on the next flight! ;-) Well done.
Thank You.

I love that cloud ;)
I don't know why, but when I look at the photo I see it first. It seems to be main subject.
Whole shot is great, has lovely colours and perfect framing.
I like it very much.

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  • Libor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 164 W: 1 N: 25] (1101)
  • [2005-11-15 13:58]

wauuuu beautiful landscape!
very nice places

Another beautiful landscape shot Janice, composition and colours a great and a very informative note. Thanks for posting.

Nice shot Janice,
A short vist. I'm not feeling very lively tonight.
Well worth a big green smiley.
Thanks for posting.

Ok, so it's settled, my sunscreen and a hat, bathing suit, and tent.

I love the water, (and was a fish in a former lifetime, I believe), so any time you want to grab my attention, this is the way to do it Janice!

A wonderful sunny, colorful, and stimulating composition.

Fantastic job, TFS.

Such a beautiful view Janice,well worked and presented...

Hi Janice!

Another simple but effective seascape. It look like it will only rain on this island!

Nice composition in a panoramic format. Did you use a polarizing filter? It's not always better, but often it help to get nice dark saturated sky. Very useful for landscape and seascape.
Nice work and TFS.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-11-16 2:28]

Hello Janice!
Wonderful seascape.Big cloud on island seams wonderful.I liked colors,POV,details,DOF and composition a lot.TFS...:-)

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  • sway Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
  • [2005-11-16 3:14]

HI Janice,
I love how the cloud is positions right over the Island.
Nice work

Hi Janice.
I really liked the coast landscapes posted recently. I think the shots are very banlanced and show beautiful views. Congrats for every one of them, but this one is my favourite. I love the lines on it. Thanks.

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