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Titirangi beach

Titirangi beach
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Copyright: Ho Tony (gracious) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1987 W: 0 N: 3151] (13068)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-05
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Exposure: f/2.7, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-04 18:08
Viewed: 9345
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 95
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello to all my friends,
After two days of gusty wind and rain here in Auckland and the sun is here! so I try to check out this beach not far from my home, it's about 10 to 15 mins drive to there also waiting to try my grad ND8 with CPL in a bright morning sun!

As I understand, friends from the northern hemisphere are going through Autumn right now and will soon be winter with snow, hope this photo will cheers you up!
Sharing with you all and hope you like it!
Thank you for viewing

jaycee, jmirah, pablominto, SelenE, JORAPAVI, horia, haraprasan, angybone, MMM, eqshannon, Argus, nglen, Silke, Silvio2006, anel, hester, Juyona, bobcat08, SunToucher, IulianGherghel, njmv79, undoredo, goldyrs, jusninasirun has marked this note useful
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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-10-04 19:30]

Hello Tony

Just marking the post


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-10-04 19:43]

Hi Tony,

A beautiful land/seascape. The oddly shaped tree is wonderful. I like how the other tree frames the picture. Lovely water and sky. Is that an old boat pulled up on the shore? Not all of us over here have autumn I'm sorry to say.



wonderfull landscape photo. Great capture and color

Hello Tony,
Which splendid photograph, it is a landscape of dream with splendid colors and an exceptional point of view, cheer for this very beautiful composition
cheer ant TFS

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-10-04 23:28]

Hi Tony

A very skillful composition - the colour blocks etc lead the eye to the focal point making this a lovely posting.


Hello Tony,
The fresh green is a pleasant addition to the fine beach scenery!
Image is very well composed, and the details have impressive sharpness...
I like the little tree, must have been there for years in an akward position!
Pablo -

Cheer us up?? Pure envy is the term!

:-) OK-

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-10-05 0:51]

Hi Tony,
What a beautiful place, I'd so much like to be there right now... Colors and details are very nice. TFS
Best wishes,

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-10-05 1:50]

Hi friend Tony,
Just marking this shot and will come back later with a proper critique. Completed the urgent assignment and deserve some sleep now.

Hola Ho,
Una belleza de paisaje, magistralmente retratado, precioso lugar con luz y color muy bonitos, saludos
José Ramón

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-10-05 2:00]

Hi Tony,
very strong composition and excellent colour...the shape of that tree lifts the whole image.
Winter and Autumn can be pretty good up here so it's not all bad, but thanks for the thought!
Have a good weekend,

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-10-05 2:06]

Absolute delicious shot. Super image quality. Lovely lighting. Ganesh

Hi Tony,
I love beach scenes. Excellent POV with outstanding color, comp, DOF, etc. Very well captured.


Hi Tony!

We do, Tony, we do like it! And believe me, for the moment we have similar conditions here (Switzerland): the Indian summer is marvellous and volouptuous!

It's a simple, yet very pleasant picture you show us this morning. I like the composition although the branch that is pointing into the sky is a bit too centered. I would apply the same critique for the horizontal line that cuts the picture in two halves. A little change of the point of view could remedy to that. But as usual, this is very subjective. Also subjective is the feeling of lack of the sparks that lighten the emotional fire when looking at a picture...

Kind regards

Hello Tony,

Thank you for your good wishes! I'm pleased to report that the weather is still warm and sunny here in Lancashire and I hope it is still pleasant for other Trekkers!

I like the composition with definite layers of colour! The aspect is great with the shingle beach leading the eye towards the curled and beckoning tree! The vibrant grass adds just enough colour!

kind regards,
Bev :-)

ps I like your photograph though it isn't quite as I imagined you!

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-10-05 5:09]

Hi Tony

What a spelendid shot and one that definitely brings up good memories and hopes one such a rainy day as one we are having here :)
I really LOVE your composition of this shot, with that interestingly shaped tree there, with contrasting and vivid colors in the FG and a lovely view of the horizon in the BG. Your usage of the ND8 and CP filters was a great one and definitely a good choice in order to get a balanced expsosure and a good saturation of all the tones.
Outstanding job!

Bravo and TFS

Perfect composition - I love the curly tree hanging out in the middle. Wonderful view there. A real depth is created by the varying points of interest. Good shot!

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-10-05 7:42]

Hi Tony
Another beautiful scene.Excellent POV and lovely color and details.The tree in the center of your image is very nice.
TFS Michel

The well positioned tree enhances and gives depth. All is very good technically and from a visual standpoint it is a nice landscape for a place which has many faces...Yes it is autumn here for SURE!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-10-05 8:41]

Hello Tony,
Beautiful seashore-scape in a fantastic composition, the old curved tree somehow complementing the distant headland. Great depth and perspective from the shelly beach to the horizon.
Well done and TFS!
Best wishes, Ivan

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-10-05 12:44]

Hi Tony. Well here in England the weather today has been like summer again. sunshine all day,
what a great looking place you have here for us today. i coloud jus sit there for hours and dream. great colour and detail in the trees. well done TFs.

Have a good weekend.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-10-05 12:54]

Calm, peaceful and a really good diagonal. the lack of emotional sparks here is a good thing for me. I just want to rest!
Great colours

Dear Tony,
Another nice landscape shot another nice view. green mosses appear very well. lighting, composition, POV and focus very nice. TFS
have a nice weekend.

Hi Tony
Very nice landscape. Very good POV and lovely color and details. I like the unusual shape of the tree.
Nicely done,TFS

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  • timtim (42)
  • [2007-10-05 20:43]

good comp and POV with tree in the forground,
the bright green slime is nice
exposure and saturation is good but there are a couple of under exposed places that may be able to fix with some PP

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-10-05 23:01]

Hello Tony,
Very nice capture, nice to see the sun again after
heavy rains right? Wonderful place, great POV and composition
Well done my friend


Hi Tony,
A beautiful scenery of this beach. Lovely composition and lighting. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Tony, splendid Tree and peaceful sea view with excellent sharpness and great colors, very well done, have a nice week end, ciao Silvio

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-10-06 5:15]

Hello Tony,
Pleasant composition including this twisted tree turning itself to the sea. Excellent low point of view chosen. The green in the foreground makes a nice contrast to the blue tones of sea and sky.
Best regards

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-10-06 10:10]

Hi Tony

Great looking tree, I love the shape. The green moss is beautiful. Well composed with a great POV



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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-10-06 12:44]

Hello Tony, that's a great composition, your POV is very good, the image is well exposed and all the technica; stuff is great. Thanks,


Magnifique composition, quel beau paysage.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-10-06 14:54]

Hola Tony,
preciosa postal,
con inteligente pov,
muy acertado el encuadre y detalles,
original tu foto de la introducción, :)

Hi Tony,

It is a painting (positive) Wonderful. The tree in the middle, moss on the rightside, the dark hills on the left, the blue sky and the low tide in the bay. Perfect composition. Regards and TFS Bob

hello Ho
perfect picture with a great perspective and wonderful saturated , but natural colours



Hello Tony,
brilliantly clear, skilfully well composed landscape.
The lonesome tree is a wonderful element to add to the depth. The deeply saturated colours and strong contrasts tell of the clean air and powerful sunlight. A pleasure to see and enjoy. Thank you for sharing that view! With best regards,

Hi Tony
Bonne prise de vue et belle composition.Bravo pour les belles couleurs et les détails.C'est un paysage vraiment enchanteur.

Merci et au revoir...JP

bonjour tony
j'aime beaucoup la touche de couleur verte sur l'avant plan qui contraste bien avec le reste de l'image.
encore un joli coin de nature.

Hi Tony,
It surely did cheer me up. The wonderful fresh colors of spring are always a pleasure. I realy love the shape of this tree. It makes for an awesome focal point, and I am sure that you can make many more wonderful photos of it. The use of the CP and the grad ND is perfect. It gave you a well balanced exposure with superb colors in the sky. I am sure that by know you have experienced the difficulties of shooting during the harsh daylight hours. The shadows are so difficult to control. It would be a good idea to revisit the spot during the early morning hours or late evening hours (whats cold the golden hours) this will help you to get an even better exposure.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-10-16 14:10]

What a beauty!!
Perfect sharpness and exposure and such a beautiful composition!
Congratulations, dear friend.

Hi Tony,
Beautiful landscape.
Great pov and contrast.
Best regards,

Hi Ho Tony,
Beautiful photo,best regards,Ralf

Hello Tony,
this is a great PoV and DoF picture, extremely amazing, well done,

Hello Tony,
Very wonderful and beautiful seascape shot you present here.
I love this tree very much. :-) Amazing looking tree you've captured, with excellent details and nice composition & POV.
Well presented!!
TFS and best regards,

Beautiful scene, very well seen. I love the composition of this shot and the exposure is great with very nice colors. I love the shape of that tree.

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  • miumiu (12)
  • [2008-01-26 13:46]

Amazing seascape! l remember this place with sunset from TE!

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  • henkv (67)
  • [2008-03-03 13:21]

Very nice, wish I was there....

I was browsing through your older shot and found this!
Awesome and very different composition!
Very well done!
Thank you!

Hello Tony. This is beautiful with that solitary tree right on the spot. Good light catching the green moss and very well captured landscape. Well done and best regards. Jusni

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