Pingao at Te Henga (Bethells Beach)
|Copyright: ML LGB (mlgb)
|Date Taken: 2006-11-26|
|Camera: Olympus D-560 Zoom|
|Exposure: f/3.7, 1/650 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2007-06-20 19:10|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Bethell's Beach is a black iron-sand beach west of Auckland. (Note the little specks are not dust, but a golden mineral that glints in the sun!) According to Wikipedia "The sand dunes have accumulated in several phases over the last 4,500 years. This accumulation has occurred since sea levels returned to about their present levels following the last glaciation 6,500 years ago. These sands contain quantities of black titanomagnetite derived from the volcanic rocks of Taranaki and carried north by coastal currents."|
The endemic native pingao/pikao, or golden sand sedge (Desmoschoenus spiralis), has been planted along the dune edge.
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- [2007-06-21 5:22]
Very well done.I like such colours, beatiful light.
Best regards, Pawel.
The place look a like the dunes in Holland. Only we have yellow sand. The light is dramatic. Naturel colours. I like the composition. Weldone. Regards and TFS. Bob
nice coast, TFS ori