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Inangahua River

Inangahua River
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Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-26
Categories: River
Camera: Pentax K100D Super, Sigma 18-50 f3.5-5.6 DC, Digital ISO-400, Hoya 58mm Circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/11, 1/350 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dreamy Landscapes, My Trips to New Zealand [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-19 4:18
Viewed: 6034
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The day was nearing its end and we had headed for home after driving and walking through some great country. We stopped on this bend of the Inangahua River near Reefton; I think the late afternoon light really brings out the beauty of this vista.

The Inangahua River is located in the northwest of New Zealand’s South Island. It is a major tributary of the Buller River, which it joins at the town of Inangahua Junction.
The river flows northwest for 35 kilometres, turning north after it passes through the town of Reefton. From here it continues for 30 kilometres before reaching the Buller some 40 kilometres from the larger river’s outflow into the Tasman Sea near Westport.

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Hallo Chris
The combination of colours and textures and elements captured in this image is fantastic. I like this image a lot. There is such a lot of details in this scenery to appreciate. It almost looks like a painting, or a backdrop to a film. You have managed to capture a magnificant view.The dark blue colour of the river is stunning, and the thousands of rocks alongside the river adds a special touch to this already magnificent view. A wonderfully layered picture with the water, land, mountain and sky. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day.
Kind regards.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-05-19 6:31]

Hi Chris,
a very well chosen POV that's created heaps of depth and used the light very well. Very nice saturated colours and lots of detail throughout.
Well done and tfs,

Bela foto muito bem composta aas montanhas dao um destaque de belesa e grandesa parabéns.

Hello Chris,

Very beautiful composition ansd colours, i like this color palet.
good deepth working.


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  • degani Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 322] (2607)
  • [2008-05-19 10:47]

hi Chris,
what a beautiful landscape, a beautiful panorama over the river with very nice colours, bravo
kind regards

Hello Chris,
Many thanks for sharing the beautiful South Island scenery from your trip here!
great pov with the beautiful lighting that makes this river so calm and peaceful!
that little patch of clouds over the blue sky adds a big bonus towards this fine composition!
my best regards

Hello Chris
a wonderful scene from very beautiful nature of New Zealnd and a great landscape shot. Nicely composed. Blue and green superb colors together. Your POV also great. thanks so much. best wishes

Hi Chris,
The mellow light of the evening does play a major role in giving this landscape a touch of subtle beauty. The colours and contrasts are deep and rich here. The blue of the river is the darkening reflection of the sky.
The depth of view is excellent. Those wisps of cloud in the distant sky add to the appeal of the landscape as a whole.
TFS and regards.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2008-05-19 23:45]

Wow, Chris.
I wish I could sit on one of those rocks on the bank there,
and let myself drown in the beauty and serenity of this scene.
It is magnificent in its composition,
and the colors are sparkling.
TFS. : )

Hello Chris
Beautiful landscape again well rendered by your photo
Kind regards

Chris, this is simply magic. Scene, colors, everything... Bravo.
Regards, László

This came out nicely Chris.
The light was really nice that evening.
I went back there a couple of weeks ago and stayed with my friend at Blacks Point for a couple of days.
Nice shot.

Hello Chris. Beautiful landscape with strong contrasting color. Well captured perspective of this view with diagonal light. The rock along the river is just brilliant and the sky is beautiful. Well done and best regards. Jusni

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