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O'Neill bay

O'Neill bay
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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: 2008-03-07
Categories: Seascape, Sky
Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): gondox's favorites - landscapes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-10 20:31
Viewed: 4516
Points: 86
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello all TN friends,
After my last post of Te Henga(Bethells) down at the west coast of Auckland, let us carry on walking to the next section of the coast - O'Neill bay - in a bright and warm sunny day!
Hope you can enjoy the scene of the bay and thank you for viewing!
Best regards

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Hello dear friend Tony,
excellent landscape shot of amazing beautiful place and scene. Green corridor great between blues of sky and sea. Low wavies great for composition. Perfect composition and POV. lighting also great. Thanks for sharing. best wishes my friend

Excellent new post Tony. Good lightness of this pleasant image. Very pristine landscape again. Regards. Jusni

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2008-03-10 22:07]

Hello Tony,
After seeing all your beautiful shots of New Zealand,I think we should definitely come there to take a stroll. But until then we will take those much coveted strolls through your lovely pictures.Beautiful landscape shot.I especially liked the blue and green shades on the beach.The exposure, colours and the POV are excellent. Thanks for sharing this lovely picture,

Very nice when I visited this beach I was to lazy to walk to the far end. Now I wish I had :) Excellent POV

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-03-10 23:24]

Hi Tony
I notice you have a very appealing array of landscape shots here.
Another stunning shot with beautiful lighting and a wide DoF.The effect of the sun is quite evident on the surf waters.
Well done.
TFS & Cheers

Hi Tony,

Already an beautiful picture with also beautiful colours.
Sharpnes is good.
I had for myself right more space given.

regards Gert

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-03-10 23:47]

Good morning, Tony!

I start my day with this nice seaside view, very pleasant and appeasing, with delightful colors and a great composition. Simple, yet very beautiful, as I like nature!

Kind regards


Ciao Tony,
i tuoi panorami sono sempre da "urlo" :)
Quello che ammiro di più nelle tue foto è la loro luminosità e ricchezza di dettagli.
Ogni volta che ne guardo una, provo netta la sensazione di essere sul posto.
Peccato che, invece, sono lontano migliaia di chilometri da questi paradisi naturali.
Grazie per queste stupende immagini che ogni giorno ci regali!

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-03-11 0:40]

Hi Tony

Another lovely composition - you have timed the shot well to capture the patterns in the returning wave. Very good exposure control and nice colour.


Hello Tony,

Again a beautiful landscape. Very nice blue reflection from the sky at the right FG. Sharp as a razor. Colourful and a good POV. I think the suggestion from Gert-Paassen is a good one. Have a nice day and TFS Bob

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-03-11 4:15]

Hi Tony,
another lovely seascape from you my friend. It's such a pleasure to see a coastline from the other side of the planet, one day we should do a swap perhaps!
Very nice POV and lovely effect of the cloud and sky on the wet sand, well done.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-03-11 4:21]

Hello Tony, I don't know what to say anymore but I will repeat myself again, your pictures are always fantastic! Very well composed with a perfect technique, well done again, thanks!


Aaah, such a nice and warm seascape Tony, one can almost hear the surf pounding the beach my friend, very good indeed!

Hi Tony,
I'm impressed by the rich green tones on the mountains.
The colour gradations there are amazing.
A lovely and serene scene, you did it great with the foam and the wave to made the composition.
Congratulations and thanks for share.
My best regards,

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  • erve Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 96 W: 3 N: 131] (620)
  • [2008-03-11 5:43]

Hi tony

lovely setting and very nice colours.


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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2008-03-11 5:50]

Hello Tony,
a wonderful composition, with excellent division of space and great POV.
This sea scape has great textures and lovely colors.

I am wondering now with your cooler seasons coming, what will this beach look like in winter. Would one know the difference in photos? Does the sea get angry looking and not as peaceful and warm as this appears or is it always cold? Very nicely done seascape as you always do well.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-03-11 8:22]

Hi My Dear friend From New Zealand.
It is always a pleasure for me to see Your great work. Photos are taken with high quality lavel and excellent sharpness and very well framed. Great colors and fine details in all of them. Many thanks for let me know Your beautiful Country by photos-
Luis Leal.

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2008-03-11 8:47]

Hello Tony,
it's wonderful! Amazing colors and composition and very beautiful place.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-03-11 9:29]

Hi Tony,

Another breathtaking seascape. The colors are something very special. The water looks luscious with those gentle waves. Beautiful mountains in the background and a lovely sky with perfect louds. Your compostions are always spectacular.


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-03-11 10:10]

Ho Excellent landscape and wonderful scene. The landscape shot is superb Ganesh

Hello Tony, a nice sharp shot w/ good light. Well balanced composition & v. good colours. tfs Rgds Necip

Hello Ho,
Thanks for sharing your bright and warm sunny day.
I do not gonna tell you the weather we have today..
Well done

Bonjour Tony
Un bon cadrage et un joli paysage qui donne l'envie de vacances.Cela ressemble a ce que je viens de voir durant mes vacance au el Salvador.
Bonne journée et bravo....JP

Ciao Tony, other splendid view of this lovely place with wonderful colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-03-11 13:16]

Hi Tony
this is a wonderfull image
very nice colors and composition
well done.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-03-11 14:51]

Hola amigo,
bello lugar y hermosos colores,
espléndido momento y pov...
excelente compo,
saludos Tony y familia.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-03-11 15:20]

Hi Tony,another great and perfect pic of this wonderfull place,as you know i wish to be there to take a bath in this fantastic sea,best regards from your italian friend,Luciano

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  • gondox Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 356 W: 65 N: 342] (1585)
  • [2008-03-11 16:44]

Hi Tony!

Wonderful gradiation from blue to green! Reflections on wet sand... just fantastic! Beautiful landscape, TFS!

Best regards,

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-03-11 20:12]

Hi friend Tony,
Outstanding shot of this cahrming beach with such amazing colours and details. Superb light and shadow effect and it gives a fantastic perspective. The wet sand and the foamy waters look great and the green mountains provide that touch of interest. Excellent POV to portray this charming view and the refreshing ambience. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-03-12 0:58]

Hi Tony,
Another beautiful seascape from you. Exposure handling, colors, lighting and composition are very nice. TFS
Best wishes,

Hi Tony,

Am dreaming your land now...
Beautifull, and a wondrous image...
Perfect balance of tones and lights.
This amazes, really...


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-03-12 4:27]

Hi Tony,
I must have missed this one!
Another lovely image!
I love the blue reflection of the sky on the sand.
Razor-sharp with excellent detail.
Very well composed.
Great work.

Hey Tony,
I wonder how you manage to get the serenity in all you shots, this one included!Very well done, my friend!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-03-12 12:56]

Hello Tony,
This beachscape makes me want to wade right into the water: it is the perspective, composition and lighting that stimulates the feeling.
Thanks for sharing this delightful image that makes one lookforward to warmth and sunshine here in N. Europe,

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-03-12 16:03]

That place looks it is in a pristine state, it's as if someone got off the boat for the first time on this "island"... wow, no one, nobody in sight, just being alone and listen to the waves. You have the eye to capture beautiful lines of shores, of sky and silhouetted trees and mountains. Thank you very much, it is beautiful!


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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2008-03-12 20:40]

This make me just want to take a stroll along this magnificent pristine beach. I so want to go to New Zealand soon after seeing your photos. Everything is just fine with the colors, clarity, sharpness, composition, all well done.

Hola Tony, una toma más con tu característico estilo sobre esa costa tan imponente y bella que tenéis. Inconfundible tu estilo y un interesante trabajo con el color.
Saludos: J. Ignasi

Hello Tony,
Here I can see a very fine effect from the wet sand!
The white surf rolling in adds life, and as always I'm impressed by the rich summer colours...
A pleasant composition, where the fine cloud formation is an attractive element!
Pablo -

hi tony!
beautiful with nice feeling and
with fine composition!
well done!

Hi Tony,

This is a beautiful shot, with stunning colours - I love the way the sand turns from blue to green as the eye wonders towards the grass. I can really imagine myself sitting on the beach and listening to the rolling waves.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-03-22 9:11]

Hi Tony.
Once more your firm amazing picture of superb place. All is outstanding, fine set of perfect nature objects: impressive and well exposed clouds, amazing ocean waves, attractive hills, the best lights and colour palette. Great work. Bravo.

Wonderful composition. I love the colours - especially in the gentle reflections in the sand.

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