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View from the top (i)

View from the top (i)
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Copyright: Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-02-22
Categories: Trees
Camera: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P8
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Travelogue: Rangitoto, NZ's newest volcano
Date Submitted: 2005-03-04 4:22
Viewed: 4484
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Maori name derived from the phrase

This is the 10th photo in the series on Rangitoto Island.

Here we are on the rim of the summit of Rangitoto, Auckland’s youngest volcano, aged about 600 years. It’s been a long haul up to the top, with many stops and rests on the way. This scene faces west along the North Shore and East Coast Bays of Auckland. Where I live is just missing to the right. The weather was quite hazy so the view isn’t as clear as I would hope for.

To give you an idea of the shape of Rangitoto I have a photo in the workshop that I took yesterday from home. It shows the angle of the climb we did from the other side of the island on the right and it also shows the rim that runs around the crater. You can see how the shapes change, getting steeper more towards the top.

NOTES FROM www.travel.nzoom.com/travel :
Rangitoto is also the largest and highest of all the volcanoes in Auckland. It is also the most conspicuous, thanks to its position as a separate island separating the Waitemata Harbour from the Hauraki Gulf. Interesting volcanic features can be discovered there: lava flows, scoria deposits, lava caves, and the crater. Rangitoto also provides a spectacular example of colonisation of a newly formed volcano by vegetation. This is definitely one of the not-to-be-missed excursions of Auckland. Daily ferry service from Auckland Central. Good walking tracks.

The final part of the climb is to the lookout on the island's summit. The Department of Conservation has built wooden staircases and boardwalks to protect the volcano, and there are some great bench seats to sit on and admire the view.

And the outlook is panoramic. Looking north/east, you can see the green pastures of Motutapu and its many sandy coves. Islington Bay, a popular haven for sailing boats, is particularly attractive and dozens of smaller islands scatter out across the Hauraki Gulf until you reach Great Barrier, which sits imposingly on the horizon.

Waiheke and the Coromandel Peninsula stretch off further to the east, and there are wonderful views of Auckland from Bastion Point to the Sky Tower, across the Harbour Bridge and up along the East Coast Bays. On a nice day the land looks fresh and green, and the water sparkles.
There's really nothing like being out on the Hauraki Gulf on a clear day: fresh air, sunshine, and the taste of salt in the atmosphere. And if you want the view without the walk, there's always the tractor-pulled road train that will take you to the summit for an extra $19.

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Halo Janice ;-)
Wonderful, amazing, marvellous, great view!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-03-04 4:31]

Janice...I'm stunned! Definitely my favourite from Rangitoto! What a view! Blue, green, calm... I love it!

Wow...great view! Thats got rather built up since I was last up there. I presume thts Takapuna city near the trees.
Its been many years since I used to sail on the Waitemata...but I know it well.
Cheers Janice.
(PS...I photographed that white tail for you...before I killed it)

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-03-04 4:59]

Terrific view from Rangitoto Island!Perfect presentation with your workshop
I liked your idea to present a place with serie of photographs with your excellent notes
You did a great work,congratulations

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2005-03-04 5:06]

Beautiful wiev as continuation of series. I like its contrast of sea and green land.

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-03-04 5:15]

Look at that shot Janice, it is so beautiful, what a great composition, colours is just amazing. Love it! :)

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-03-04 6:13]

Wonderful view and picture! I like this picture from the top better than yesterdays post as I can see depth now. Good colors too. Very well done. TFS!

Very nice landscape, it could be good to ajust the highlights and shadows in the sky.
Well done.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-03-05 0:25]

Looking back on the other picture of the series I feel sorry to not have put a word on each of them, Janice, only on one or two, I think. You could make a travelogue with them.
I like this view from the top (I). I look forward for the next ones.

I like a lot New Zeland
I Hope i can go to some day to take a lot of pictures.

Janice, Very nice panorama with a great POV. Excellent note..Well done!

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-03-05 8:39]

Very interesting.Joli cadrage le premier plan donne de la profondeur a ce joli paysage

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