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10 Mile Beach - Motukiekie Rocks

10 Mile Beach - Motukiekie Rocks
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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: 2009-04-23
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Haraprasan's Favs, My favourite naturescapes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-04-23 20:25
Viewed: 6568
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Something a little different from me today.
Yesterday we took a walk along the beach between the Motukiekie Rocks,which you can see in the distance,and the mouth of 10 Mile Creek.
10 Mile is a creek that runs through a deep gorge from near Mt Ryall & the Croesus Knob at the top of the Paparoa Range,right past Mt George,and out to sea at a rather inaccessible spot far beneath the main coast road.
Locals know of a layby further up the road where there is a winding track & a steel ladder down the cliff to the beach.
From the bottom of this track near the Motukiekie Rocks,one can walk along the beach at low tide,all the way to 10 Mile Creek.
This shot was taken about halfway between 10 Mile & Motukiekie.

The geology in this area is quite remarkable.
A short distance inland is a massive coal mining area,and coal and quartz are readily found on the surface all around this area.
The rocks here are a strange assortment of sandstones and conglomerates,with chunks of rose quartz,smoky quartz,jasper and many other coloured rocks that give the boulders along parts of the shore the appearance of lolly cake.
Later on I will post some close ups of these strange rocks.

Hope you enjoy this landscape.
Thanks for looking.

rcrick, Dis. Ac., boreocypriensis, matatur, anel, Miss_Piggy, haraprasan, Luis52 has marked this note useful
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hello steve,

its always great to be back here, i am not regular here but i miss the work of all you friends and treknature.

what a beautiful loaction. i feel like pickingup my camera and start shooting, liked the point of view very much, the rocks, the water, the reflections make it a treat to watch,
well done,
tfs & regards


Hi Steve.

Love the low POV on this shot it really shows of the vastness of space right along the beach front.

Excellent d.o.f with a good reflection of the sky in the pool in the foreground, a really well balanced image.

Cheers Rick :)

Hi Steve,

very nice low pov and an good composition.
I like this sort of pictures.


Hi Steve, an awesome seascape capture from these rocky site with nice DOF, POV and fine composition.
TFS and take care you during my absence on TN.
All the best!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-04-24 1:56]

Hi Steve,the choice of point of view make a difference! What a fantastic idea and what a perfect realisation!!You play very well whit a light for a best result as possible.My best compliments,have a nice weekend,LUCIANO

Ciao Steve, splendid landscape, fascinating composition with wonderful exposure, very well done, ciao Silvio

Such an effective rocky naturescape in depth-enhancing wide angle capture Steve, almost monochromatic rocks and pebbles in far BG and immediate FG are in fine contrast with the blue of the cloudy sky and its reflection in the water. Very nice combination indeed!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-04-24 4:33]

Hello Steve,
What a wonderful light you caught to present this most beautiful seascape. Excellent low point of view chosen, most beautiful and subtle colors. A picture full of atmosphere.
Thanks a lot for it
Best regards

Hallo Steve
You are making me very jealous for having the oppertunity to walk alongside the beach and being able to capture scenes as beautiful as this one. Here in our area (we stay about 20km away from the beach) it is not safe at all and therefore I have not been to the beach for years. This is indeed such a relaxing and serene atmosphere you have captured here and I am glad you are sharing it with us today. It really brought back some lovely childhood memories, especially the different sizes of rocks alongside the water. The image as a whole is really beautiful and I especially like the reflection of the sky and clouds in the water. Indeed a pleasant sight. Thanks for sharing.
Best regards.

Hello Steve,
Very strong compo with a lot of effective depth involved.

Namastay Steve,
A marvelous piece of work here. It is very professional type of beach scape. Excellent. Thanks a lot for sharing.


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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-04-24 14:25]

Hola Steve.
Beautiful Landscape. Very sharp and focus all the way!!! Cong. for this excellent photo my friend.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2009-04-25 0:10]

Hi Steve,
wow, really nice to see such a great seascape from you. Wonderful low POV, which has been really well chosen, filling the scene with detail and interest front to back...yhou defintely have an eye for this, i'd love to come there and explore this place myself. Well done mate, great shot.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-04-25 1:37]

Hello Steve,
Great seascape in wonderful colours. The black rocks give this photo a bit a threatend atmosphere. The low POV makes it all very impressive. Excellent composition. You've taken this photo just on the right place.

Hi Steve

You do have some great coastline near you and you've captured the essence of the region very well in this shot.
Great composition with good low POV.


hi steve great pics but this one realy stands out for me, i have a pic of a yetigoose lol my nick name is always in question. best wishes paul

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-04-26 3:02]

Hi Steve,
this shot is a real one....eciting and interesting depiction of mystery and beauty. The reflection and the shiny rocks are impressive and fantastic. you have captured it very special way.
Marvellous presentation of dramatic elements- the sky, the hills and the rocks.
Excellent - very Lord of the Rings


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