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Kia Ora Whananaki

Kia Ora Whananaki
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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, 1/200 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: 2005-11-18 4:02
Viewed: 6604
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Whananaki Coastal Walkway:

I want to get off Whananaki, so this is my last shot of this beach. This is Whananaki SOUTH and there is a walking track covering most of this coastal walkway that follows a well-graded farm track between Whananaki South to Sandy Bay southwards. There are excellent views and access to the seashore at Sheltered Bay. In places the walkway passes close to private houses. Walkers are asked to respect residents’ privacy. The walkway is 5 km (3 hours one way)

Whananaki North and Whananaki South are separated by a river of the same name. The two settlements are linked by a very long, but very convenient wooden pedestrian footbridge which provided a convenient platform for several local fishermen and women. Cars must drive some distance inland (by memory it was about 8 kms by road to get from Whananaki North to Whananaki South), both of which sit on the coast, while walkers just cross this half-kilometre-long one-metre-wide causeway over the Whananaki Inlet.

Location: On the east coast, north-east of Whangarei. Access is off State Highway 1 north of Whangarei via the Whananaki South Road. Matapouri Road branches off to provide access to the southern end of the walkway.

sway, Active, Runnerduck, fiyo, Fisher, marhowie, Libor, hummingbird24, wallhalla15, dew77, Signal-Womb, cedryk, Luc, metcher, Roswell_Alien has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Roswell_Alien: Vacation timeJanice 1 03-04 19:07
To cedryk: Snow!Janice 1 11-21 06:00
To hummingbird24: Thanks Anna LuJanice 2 11-20 06:52
To Signal-Womb: Thanks StephenJanice 1 11-19 02:34
To johnnymag: Come on The BLACKS!!Janice 1 11-18 13:41
To Runnerduck: Thanks JuliaJanice 2 11-18 05:53
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  • sway Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
  • [2005-11-18 4:04]

HI Janice,
Nice work again.
A lovley beach.
Nice composition with the sweeping curve of the beach.

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  • shal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
  • [2005-11-18 4:07]

Hey Janice,
very well captured good POV,
I like this image, as it pretty much covers most of the elements, great work :)

Hi Jancie!
Whananaki Coastal - it`s gonna be my first place to visit when I will be in New Zealand :))
Great shot of a very beautifull place.
As usual you made a master shot.
TFS :-)

Stunning. This is my first critique with my new monitor and it looks amazing!
I love everything about this image, the driftwood covered beach, the rugged hills in the bg and that fabulous sky.
It's so crisp and sharp.
Brilliant! Well done Janice and thanks for posting.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-11-18 6:10]

Bonne prise de vue,l'éclairage et les couleurs sont parfaits.

félicitations et merci pour l'envoie!

Hi Janice,

L:ovely shot, well composed, lovely curve of the beach and a wonderful sky. Really want to be there!! Missing NZ soo much. Should be a good game tomorrow, lets hope England put up more of a fight than the lions did! 'Stand in WHITE'
Good luck,

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2005-11-18 7:18]

Hello Janice,
Excellent shot !
Great POV and DOF, good pose, details and sharpness. TFS:)

Hi Janice,

A beautiful view and well composed. Excellent work.


This is another breathtaking view Janice. Very well composed.. Postcard perfect. Very well done! Thank You.

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  • Libor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 164 W: 1 N: 25] (1101)
  • [2005-11-18 9:25]

wauuuu beautiful place
TFS Libor

Wonderful POV in ths shot, Janice.

I, for one, thank you for the beautiful series you have brought to us land-locked folk.

I have very much enjoyed my time here...

Great job, I thank you.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-11-18 10:11]

Hello Janice!
Wonderful seascape from you again.It looks like a postcard.POV,details,large DOF,colors,clouds on sky and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

Hello Janice,
again a wonderful landscape from New Zealand. (Northland) This photo pleases me particularly well. Marvelous colors, very good sharpness and an excellent focus. Thanks for sharing.

Iv missed some great shots from you Janice, this is just brilliant with beautful composition and frame. Top work.

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-11-19 8:42]

Hi Janice
This photo and the one you posted today are fantastic. You could have posted them on TE.
Against the DOV is perfect and light is lovely. The clouds really make the shot interesting.
Regards Toni

Hello Janice,

Looks like a beautiful coastline. I love shots from New Zealand as it's such an exotic place from my perspective :-)
Great composition, prefectly exposed sky!
Greetings from snowy Poland!

Lovely, Janice! I love the pointed mountains, reminds me of Hawaii!

Well seen and TFS,



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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-11-21 21:02]

Personal assessment of the photo: very good.
Capacity of evocation in me: strong.
Good visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you very much Janice.
Kia Ora, have a wonderful day!

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  • klemmg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 40 N: 484] (1719)
  • [2005-11-23 23:20]

Hi Janice,
Excellent landscape composition with the lines of sand, ocean and clouds leading into the distance.

Very nice landscape. Good light, colors and DOF.

Hi... Well this is my type Of place to pass my vacation. Great coloures and composition...

Good Work...

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  • rumenn (283)
  • [2006-03-11 4:29]

wonderful place..i want to see realy..:)

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