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Mount Kakepuku

Mount Kakepuku
Photo Information
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: 2004-07-22
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ-2-S
Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Volcanoes and Volcanic Areas [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-02-20 3:26
Viewed: 6676
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The North Island of New Zealand is dotted with volcanos. In fact,the whole central area of the North Island is known as 'The Volcanic Plateau.
The three most notable volcanos in the very centre,by lake Taupo,are Ruapehu,Tongariro,and Ngaruahoe (Mount Doom in Peter Jacksons 'Lord of the Rings')
Further removed are Tarawera and Taranaki (also known as Mt Egmont),both impressive mountains in their own right.
This little volcano is Mount Kakepuku,a tiny cone,less than 500 metres high.Kakepuku rises from the Waipa River plain,not far from the town of Te Awamutu.It is largely covered in native broadleaf forest,predominated by Tawa,Pukatea,and Mahoe or Whiteywood.It is home to several species of native birds,including the North Island Robin,and recently,Hochstetters frog,a small native tree frog,has been found in the reserve.
This photo is taken from the Te Rauamoa reserve,on the southern flanks of Mt Pirongia.
Behind Kakepuku,and to its right,you can see the shape of another volcano,Maungatautiri.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-02-20 4:04]

Hi Steve!
I remember this picture from your www. One of your best! So tropical, so beautiful! It is very difficult to capture a rainbow in interesting way but you did it just superb. And volcanoes as a bonus! looks like postcard from Paradise. To favs!

Stunning shot Steve, there's alot to looks at in this photo, the rainbow adds some great colours and the view of the mountain is super. The foreground is a little dark - this is easily fixed using shadows and highlights in PSElements 3. I have done a WS to illustrate, I hopw you like it.

Great shot!
Very beautiful lanscape and the rainbow makes it look very special. The clouds and the "window" in them are also very interesting.
I like it.
Very well done!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-02-20 4:29]

Stunning view Steve and the rainbow is a bonus. You'll miss this area when you move, won't you? Very well done.

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-02-20 5:02]

Great shot Steve, it is like a fairy land. What a fantastic captured. Well done!

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-02-20 5:22]

Personal assessment of the photo: great.
Great visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: great.
This is a very special photo, Steve. I like it very much.

Great capture, very nice colours and very good light.
Well done.

Steve, This may be one of your best landscape shots IMO. This long view with broken blue sky and rainbow rt with Mount Kakepuku in the distance is superb! Great WA shot. Well done my friend!

Excellent excellent Steve. The rainbow really is very nice and makes this a great shot. Very well done

Hi Steve
This is very nice, as far as landscapes go, a real beaut, but I did a small WS, just to take away some of the shaddow, in the Land of Mordor, where the shaddow lies!

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2005-02-28 5:29]

Hi Steve!
This is impressive! Great landscape improved by rainbow!!

I love it. New Zealand has been my dream of place I want to stay. It's so beautiful and quiet. Wish I could go there some day. Excellent view, Steve, so amazing moment you've captured here. Good work, my friend, congratulations!

Your composition is perfect! What an incredible shot to include a beautiful rainbow, sharp and crisp images of greenery, a volcano and a beautiful sky. Thank you for sharing a place I'll probably never get to see in my lifetime!

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2006-11-11 9:18]

Fantastyczne miejsce Steve. Świetnie to pokazałeś , piękny klimat zdjęcia.

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