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For Marhowie - Piha with a view

For Marhowie - Piha with a view
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Copyright: Ho Tony (gracious) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1987 W: 0 N: 3151] (13068)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-25
Categories: Seascape
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/480 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dedications at TrekNature Part Two [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-16 15:19
Viewed: 5157
Favorites: 5 [view]
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I am dedicating this photo to our friend :-
Howard and Mary (Marhowie) in Taxes, USA.
thank you for your wonderful works and sharing!
hope you will like it!

This is piha beach captured further away from Anawhata Rd.

Also to all our members and friends, thank you all for viewing and comments

Have a wonderful weekend!


Proframe, marhowie, deblink, haraprasan, PaulH, LordPotty, fartash, vanderschelden, angybone, Silke, Necipp, go2stones, jmirah, boreocypriensis has marked this note useful
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To bobcat08: Thank you for your visitgracious 1 08-18 12:17
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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-08-16 15:26]

Hola Amigo,
sublime pov, y dof.
sensacional trabajo,
una panoramica excelente.
y buena dedicatoria.
un fuerte abrazo Tony.

Hello Tony,
thank you to show us this small corners of paradise, a beautiful odor of holidays

Hello Tony,
What a wonderful land/sea/skyscape image as a great gift to Howard and Mary you are showing us here.
I really am amazed by the beauty of this stunning shot with so many great details and perfect composition.
Most wonderful light, plant life in the foreground, wich is leading the eye wonderfully in to the scene, misty mood in between the cliffs, soft clouds in the sky and color contrast.
Excellent work and a real joy to look at.
Thanks for sharing and from the Netherlands, I do wish you and yours a wonderful weekend also.
Best wishes,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-08-16 16:58]

Hi Tony,

A spectacular seascape. I love the angle from which you shot this. It is framed beautifully by the mountain, the sloping hill and the tall bush. The water looks so gentle as it touches the shore. Colors are magnificent and the white fluffy clouds are a bonus. Just beautiful.


This is a fabulous seascape Tony. What a view, the composition couldn't be any bettery. I like your inclusion of the vegetation in the foreground. Magical.

Hi Tony,
A beautiful dedication to a very good photographer Mr. Howard. I like the composition a lot with nice soft colors. Excellent work. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello Tony,
Thank you so much for the dedication today. I just shared your post with Mary here in the office. It's a wonderful composition and breathtaking view..Perhaps some day when I become the world traveller I always wanted to be, I'll pay you a visit there in Auckland :)
Thanx again,

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-08-17 2:55]

Hi Tony,
a very fresh and invigorating looking scene you have caught here my friend, nicely framed and with great light too.
Have a great weekend :o)

Hi Tony,
Seems we have posted similar shots today.
A very nice view of the coastline near Piha.
We could use some of your surf lifeguards down here ... but its so dangerous here someone might even have to save them!
Beautiful view.

Hello Ho
What a wonderful scene you captured,
Great dedication
Perfect composition,lighting and POV,

Good Luck

Just like paradise...
Well composed, Tom.
Nice image...

Wow...beautiful.....great layout/composition. Love the curve again. The clouds look like they're painted. The ocean is cool and inviting. Great.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-08-17 7:17]

Superb PoV, colours, textures and composition

Hello Tony,
First, I think that this is a very nice dedication to our friend Howard. Second, I really like this vaporous sky with beautiful pastel tones of colors, nice POV and composition. As usual, this is a different and beautiful landscape. This is very well done. Thanks,

Hello Toney lovely location fine sharpness and good compo light and exposure look great tfs rgds Necip.

Incredible panorama. So many interesting components from the lone palm tree to the lines of waves approaching the shore. Very well done.


I like your composition Ho, with the angled hillside and the headland jutting into the see. There is nice sharp foreground interest and a deep vista. This is an image that would have benefitted from a graduated ND filter to even out the exposure. I suspect that when you increased the contrast and/or levels to enhance the foreground, it also had the effect of overexposing the mid ground and sky. I find that when the sky becomes that pale aqua color it is most often due to enhancing. Adjustment layers would have helped... or taking bracketed shots and merging them via computer.

Evelynn : )

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-08-17 15:12]

Hi Tony

Wonderful composition - I can almost feel the wind! I also like the colours a lot.


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-08-17 20:05]

Hello Tony

Just marking the post for now


Hello Tony,
It is interesting when you include some more vegetation that usual, here the plants help creating this great feeling of depth!
As usual a well composed seaside view of NZ...
I like to see the South Pacific washing the shores!
Pablo -

Hi Tony,
I am sure that Howard and Mary will love to look at this photo for a long time. The view is breathtaking. All advise on the exposure has already been given by Evelynn, and I am sure that grad filters are on the top of your list to buy. The composition is very good, with a strong FG and good leadlines to the cliff.

Hi Tony,

Thats a nice POV from Piha beach with the Lion Rock. Is the sea overthere really so dangerous just what LordPotty said? When I was there, I make only my feets wet (-: . A very nice sea/landscape Tony. Natural colors. POV and BG are good. Regards and TFS bob

Un lugar hermoso Tony.
Perfectos contrastes y buena luz.
Buena nota.
Saludos, JL.

Oh my ..are you sure this isn't hawaii? :o)
I decided to go back and look at some of your past posts as you have some beauties..I had NO idea New Zealand was like this...okay how many times am I going to say "I learn someting new here everyday!"
BEAUTIFUL photo , love the pov and the beautiful color...TFS

Hi Tony,
Yet another beautifully composed photo with an excellent POV showing outstanding depth. Very well done.


Ohhhh... What a beautiful seascape capture Tony! The sky is fantastic, the color of the green bushes in the foreground is beautiful. Also a nice contrast to the sky, and the lone tree on the horizon is perfect. Great job.

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