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Summer-time in NZ - For Bob

Summer-time in NZ - For Bob
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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: 2009-01-07
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon EOS 30d, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-01-11 1:20
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Unusual Sand Formation at the Beach

This is to cheer Bob Shannon up. He is counting down the months until summer ends for me, so I said I would post a beach scene for him.

My husband and I decided to go to the next beach, Mairangi Bay, for a coffee, and seeing the tide was out we walked under the cliffs you can see there on the right.

And I was struck by this unusual sand formation - I have never seen it before.

At Murrays Bay we have black sand in certain parts of the beach but otherwise the sand is a normal creamy colour. These textures were formed by small lapping waves as the tide went out, leaving the light cream sand.

I have posted a workshop giving you a closer look at the sand.

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Hi Neighbour:) Janice Good Morning!
Nice to wake up with a such beautiful summer seacape while we are living the cold winter MF!. Your POV is excellent and the shapes on sand beach are marvelous. Great dedication tou our good friend Bob.
TFS thhis beautiful image MF!.


Hi Janice,
a beautiful place - I love the sand - on your picture it looks like silver ...
Thanks and enjoy the summer.
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-01-11 1:39]

Hello Janice,
What a beautiful place to start a new day! Light and colors are wonderful. I like your POV and composition a lot.
Lovely dedication for Bob.
Best regards Siggi

Hi Janice,
nice seascape of a piece of Nw Zeeland.
Good pov and beautiful colours.
Here is it cold but by this picture I get Summer feelings.
Nice dedication to our friend Bob.


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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-01-11 2:44]

Hi Janice,
It's an artistic capture.I liked POV,use of perspective,pattern of sand,lighting,wide angle view and composition a lot.Excellent work!
Have a great sunday!
Thanks for posting.

Hi Janice,

Nice to see movement of wave that continuous to the sand.I though the POV is from the highland. Beautiful graphic of sand.I am sure our friend will be happy.TFS.


beautiful landscape and great POV , nice colours and details , perfect light,

A beautiful composition on ripple marks left stranded by the ebb tide Janice, the tremendous depth provided by the wide angle shot is very evident here and the general exposure is perfect my friend, TFS this highly original scene!

Heheheh...so you are reading my mind eh now Janice....I was just going to mention that there is a small lack of summer images from S Hemi this year and here you are back again....thanks for the swell image..I hope to see some scenes such as this instead of WHITE...WHITE is blinding me here..Your patterns on the beach are shot at a nice pleasing angle..almost as if I were laying there looking..Very neat and thoughtful I shall now show Jane..

Ciao Janice, splendid sea view with fascinating graphic, wonderful colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Great image Janice,
I like the repeating patterns and diagonal aspect. Great interest.
Looks like nature left some frosting for you to share with us all..
How sweet of you ;-)
Well done!

Hi Janice,
Excellent contribution to 'Visit NZ'. I have not been there yet by will come soon. Very beautiful view; great POV and composition, bright natural colours and good lighting.

Hi Janice,
Excellent square format to present this seascape.
I like a lot the framing you choose, to focus all the attention on the sand's formations, while seeing and enjoying also the beach up there.
Very clear and helpful the detail show at the workshop.
Great work and thanks for share.
My best regards,

Hi Janice,

Its nice to see you'r support to Bob in its cold fearful (-: days in America. like your POV. The ribbles in the sand are not unknown to me. In Holland you see this more. Will be dealing with flow. But anyway, a perfect summershot from a marvelous beach in a perfect country.

Kind regards and TFS BOB

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-01-12 20:15]

Hi Janice, I also wonder how they get created. I posted something similar during my Goa visit. This is so beautiful with the clear sky and blue sorroundings. TFS Ganesh

Kia Ora Janice,
I was up there in Browns bay in the new year time, but miss Murrays bay from the trip due time!
I loved the creamy sand that I first came across from all the bay!
excellent depth with a beautiful sunlight across the bay!
take good care and my warmest regards to you and Dave!

Hi Janice!

Water is a fine artist! And it doesn't matter if does its creations like here by transforming the sandy beach or as I like to show it by creating paintings when it freezes. Your picture reflects the summer ambience very well and is a welcome change to our deep cold here in Switzerland.

From my point of view, the picture shown in the WS is as beautiful as the one here. It's more abstract and artistic, and I like that very much.

Kind regards


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