Higher and Higher
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Maori name derived from the phrase
‘TE RANGI I TOTONGIA A TAMATEKAPUA –
THE DAY THE BLOOD OF TAMATEKAPUA WAS SHED’.
This is the 6th photo in the series on Rangitoto Island.
Here we are, about 15 minutes walk, or ˝ hour crawl, still to go before reaching the summit of Rangitoto. The soil has changed colour now – a reddy-brown – and it is quite fine too. At this level we saw some of the 40 kinds of fern that grow on Rangitoto and Kanuka trees were more abundant. It isn’t as hot in this area, but it is rather steep and slippery in the dusty soil.
Since 1987 the Conservation Department has been responsible for the day-to-day running of Rangitoto as well as the eradication of pests and the conservation of native forest areas. Until quite recently the whole island was largely endangered by opossums and wallabies. Pohutukawas started dying as the opossums ate most of the new growth on the trees.
Fortunately the Forest and Bird Society were offered some royalties from a wine company who became co-sponsors for the eradication programme. These royalties were directed towards the eradication of the opossums and wallabies. The eradication programme has proved very successful. In the first year they got 87% of them and now the island is completely free. The whole island has started flowered again as the trees recovered.
Make – SONY Model - DSC-P8
DateTime - 2005:02:22 11:28:44
ExposureTime - 10/500 seconds
FNumber - 2.80
ISOSpeedRatings - 100
MaxApertureValue - F 2.83
Flash - Not fired
FocalLength - 6.00 mm
Saturated, Gamma Corrected, Sharpened
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- [2005-02-28 3:58]
Composition is just perfect!This place looks like a view from a folk tale!Thanks again for your remarkable notes...
- [2005-02-28 4:04]
I love idea of your photo-story Janice. When we was on Crimea we lived in house high in the mountais and everyday walk few kilometers down to the beach - I did similiar photo-story but with more urban areas. Great picture, looks like lava ended? I love this kind of shadowy alleys.
Janice, you have captured the red of the scoria very well. A very good shot. The rich green of the foliage against the stark scoria is a nice combination. Nice POV too. Well done. TFS
I would like to go for a long walk with you. Your pictures are so encouraging!
Thank you Janice!
- latek (14)
- [2005-02-28 8:23]
Hi Janice, this is just very interesing composition.
Well done and thank you.
Nice composition, but there is something wrong in the sky, maybe because of PP.
I love your idea for this interesting trip.
Great notes and interesting photos work really good and I feel that I can imagine how interesting and beautiful is this place. Thanks for that :-)