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A Captured Creek

A Captured Creek
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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: 2006-12-23
Categories: River
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/50 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-03-01 5:00
Viewed: 3548
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Cave Creek at Punakaiki,on the West Coast of New Zealands South Island,is an awesome waterway that flows through a deep limestone gorge into the Pororari River,which I have also featured many times on TN.
It is described as a 'captured' stream,which means that the water from another valley parallel to this one has dug out an underground passage through a hill,and much of the stream has been diverted through a cave to this valley.
Indeed,this stream goes underground and emerges many times on its journey from here to the sea.
Between here and Bullock Creek,where this water originates,are at least two major cave systems,Xanadu and Kubla Khan.Needless to say,these are not the kind of caves you'd want to explore during wet weather ... they tend to flood very quickly.
Ths part of the country can get as much rain in a single year as Auckland,in the North Island,gets in 14 years!
I think the rivers and streams in this amazing limestone region,with its luxuriant rainforest,are some of the most beautiful I have ever seen.
I hope you enjoy this landscape.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-03-01 5:37]

Hi Steve,

fascinating landscape shot, the large limestone boulder makes a great foreground element and the fallen tree create some nice back ground interest too. Nice natural colours and a very good note.

Wish i was there!



Hello Steve,

I reallty like this Photo alot well done with excllent composure I really like the depth of the photo well done

TFS Kyle

Hi Steve,
What a wonderful photo with such good details, and that at F2.8. The limestone boulder is realy wonderfully shaped gives the photo the perfect FG interest. The contrast in the white color and all the greens are wonderful. Excellent work on the exposure and depth.

Hi Steve,
I love this picture. I think I had better not look at any more or I will be wanting to emigrate myself.

Hi Steve,
Wow! This place is beautiful, a pristine place in nature. The moss covered limestone is very attractive. Your settings couldn't be any better as the lighting is well balaned throughout your wonderful image. TFS. :)

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