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Piha from Anawhata road

Piha from Anawhata road
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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: 2008-03-10
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Exposure: f/2.7, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-03-13 10:20
Viewed: 5056
Points: 92
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Hello to all TN friends,
Some of you might be familiar with this scene which I had posted quite sometime ago "Piha with a view" which taken by my old Fuji camera. Now this one was captured a couple of days ago when we heading towards another coastline - Anawhata - with my best mate Tim Gorden (timtim) from TL who loved the coast so much as the same with me! we stopped along the road of Anawhata to have the view of Piha captured to share with you all! hope you can enjoy it and thank you for viewing!

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-03-13 10:33]

Hi Tony,

Your pictures are the best advertisement for visiting New Zealand! One scene is more beautiful than the other. I still can't get over these colors - they seem different in March. I love the plants in the foreground, the beautiful white waves in the turquoise water, the wonderful sky. What a fantastic coastline you have.


Hello Tony wonderfull scenery and a beautifully composed shot. Very sharp and optimum exposure great light. I like the colour a lot. tfs rgds Necip.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-03-13 10:46]

Hello Tony,
Wonderful view of New Zealand's dramatic coastline. Excellent DOF and I like the grasses in the foreground. Beautiful surf coming in from the Turqoise/blue Ocean. Lo ely blue sky and fine colours in this excellent composition!
Many thanks, Ulla

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2008-03-13 10:49]

Hello Tony,

Very well composition with a wonderful on the coast from New Zealand.
Nice depth and great perspective also the white sea foam make this picture very attractive.
Very well done, thanks for sharing.

Best regards,

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-03-13 10:49]

Hola Tony.
Hermosa la vista de esta costa del mar. El ecenario es muy completo, de agradables colores y exelente encuadre. Los colores azul del cielo y mar conbinan con el verde de las colinas. Los detalles de la vegetacion le dan a Tu presentacion un toque especial.
Saludos Mi buen amigo.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-03-13 10:50]

Hi Tony

A lovely composition - excellent POV with outstanding colours and detail. I like the dried head of the New Zealand flax. Well observed and captured.


Hi Ho,
Yes, I'm familiar with the scene somehow...
Very beautiful Piha view.
I do understand you go there:-)Well done

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2008-03-13 10:55]

Hello Tony,

Very nice seascape. Superb composition. Great DOF. Wonderful light and colours.

Hola Tony, como va por las antípodas ?? jeje.
Alegre y limpia imagen la que hoy nos presentas con un realismo extraordinario y un buen sentido de la composición y del encuadre. Dinamismo creado en las plantas y el mar, parece que uno esté allí !! Buena luz.
Abrazo: Josep Ignasi Tejedor.

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-03-13 13:17]

Hi Tony!

I would stop at this place, too... and I even would have a long rest and look at this marvellous nature for a long time!

Just beautiful!

Kind regards


Those beautiful Sea oats really make this a dramatic shot. They give much depth and dimension to the overall...and a good sense of the height as well as depth. A fine image Tony..

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-03-13 13:51]

Hi Tony I can hear the waves on the beach and feel the sunshine and oh i have woken up. This is the most beautiful seascape i have seen for a long time. From the grasses to the far coast line fine detail and colour . the blue/green sea and a few clouds in the sky. Well as you can see i like this one. TFS.

Tony, this could be a picture postcard!
When are you going to be employed to adverise New Zealand in this undeniably effective way!

The seascape is so colourful and inviting!
Beautiful composition!

kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hello Tony
I dont know how you take such astonishing pictures regardless of the location or subject but you do and I thank you for it.
Here the scene is wonderful and you created a real depth to the drop down the slope by your super use of the foreground...clever framing!
Thanks for sharing this wonderful part of your country.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-03-13 16:02]

Hi Tony,simply lovely,a great landscape whit a perfect light of sun that kiss the mountain,great colours as your style,my best compliments from your italian friend,Luciano

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-03-13 16:40]

It is graceful, bright with light and wind. I love the curves of the green hill touching the blue ocean. As usual, your composition is superb. The weeds are golden and fluff in the wind, it is beautiful Tony. What a paradise! Thank you!


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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-03-13 19:36]

Hello Tony,

Very nice capture, beautiful image


Hi Tony,

Wonderfull scenery and composed.
Great colors.

Regards Gert

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-03-14 1:04]

Hola amigo,
sensacional trabajo,
hermoso paisaje,
colorido pov, y dof magníficos...
bello escenario,
saludos Tony.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-03-14 1:44]

Hi Tony

This is really great! Going out in nature with friends also passionate about photography and taking such nice images of these splendid coast lines you have there :)
You did good to stop here and show us this excellent high view with a superb perspective.
The curves along the shore are lovely and really attract attention especially since they border two areas that contrast well - the darker forest and the beautiful blue water.
The bigger cliff in the distance is also and acts as a very nice focal point, while the sky has those little cute white clouds that brake what would have otherwise been a monotonous blue.
All these elements come together very well here and create this wonderful vista. It's a bit shame that you had that plant on the right here (the other ones on the left aren't bothering because they blend into the scene much better) that robs the image of some attention, but beyond it, you have only great stuff :)
Anyway, very nice work!

Bravo and TFS

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-03-14 2:45]

What a great shot of this gorgeous place!
The well saturated colours are really vivid and rich.
Razor-sharp with great detail.
Superb composition.
Reminds me of a place in Menorca, a little island off Spain.
Well done Tony,


Hello Tony,

Yes.......these are my pictures. Lovely view of PIHA beach. -- All memories --. I think the plants in the foreground a pleasant interruption of the landscape. Well done my friend. Have a nice time this weekend. Thanks for sharing. TFS BOB

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-03-14 5:41]

Hello Tony,
You ought to be employed by the NZ tourist board with these fine coastal captures!
Here you not only compose this image the Piha coastline to show us its beauty, but you add to the perspective with the FG vegetation and these grasses make a fine contrast to the greenery behind.
Very nice to view and thanks for sharing it!
Have a good weekend,

Hi Tony!

I like the all the way dof and the fg plants in the wind very much! It gives plus to this beautiful view and the large space presented! TFS!

Best regards,

Ciao Tony, beautiful landscape with lovely grass in FG, splendid colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

This is a lovely shot Tony. I can almost feel the breeze and hear the waves rolling in. You composed this wonderfully as always and the blues of water and sky are stunning. I like how you have the contrasting FG plants which add to the depth of the image and the sense of moving air. Your shots are always a pleasure to view and beckon me to NZ. Well done.
Tfs and have a great weekend! Richard

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-03-14 10:16]

Hello Ho Very nice landscape shot showing the details. Excellent lighting. Ganesh

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-03-14 19:28]

Hi good friend Tony,
Outstanding landscape shot, beautifully bathed in sunlight and a charming view. Fantastic colours and details with immaculate sharpness and perfect exposure. A great place to be at and must be such wonderful feeling just standing there and beholding this scene. Excellent POV to portray this place and very nicely composed. Kudos.

This is a wonderfully sharp well exposed image with great color. I'm not sure about having two strong foreground elements. I think the one on the right leads the eye out of the picture. I think having two keeps the viewer from moving into the scene. I tried a workshop.

Evelynn : )

Bonjour Tony
Beau paysage. Le ciel ressort bien grâce aux nuages.Les couleurs de l'océan sont de toute beauté
Bonne journée et bravo...JP

It's a superb composition Tont, with the right exposure, color and even the wind captured in the picture.
Great shot!!


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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2008-03-15 15:21]

You always have the most spectacular landscape shots. Make me want to go outside and enjoy the sun shine and wind in my hair, perfect clarity and sharpness spot on. Colors are well saturated (watch out though, a little more might be too much) and beautiful. Great image, calms and relaxs me. TFS

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-03-15 21:20]

Hello Tony

This is so exotic looking.The way those grasses are rising in the shot is well thought out.
This shot includes three beautiful elements.
Exquisite blue sea,wonderful blue sky,and well focused lush,green landmass.
Well composed with post card quality.
If there was a local tourist web page,your shots should be on it.

Hi Tony,
A beautiful landscape of this nice place. People want to sit there and watch the vawes to resting and ralaxing my friend! Thanks for sharing. Regards,


I feel all your shots are so beautiful, that I wish I were part of them!Just the right exposure, with just the right details, and the perfect landscape!
Very well done!

Wonderful view Tony. The foreground loose subjects are very nice with the pristine view down there. Very well composed clean image of the clear blue sea and the good looking sky. Regards, Jusni

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-03-18 7:25]

Hi Tony,
The plants in the foreground look so nice. I liked the light, DOF, POV, composition and the scenery. TFS
Best wishes,

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2008-03-18 10:14]

Hello Tony,
a wonderful view from this advantage point.
It sure does give you a great along the shore line and across.
Very well composed with excellent POV.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-03-19 11:15]

Hi Tony

This looks very inviting. Lovely well saturated colours and beautifully composed



Hello dear friend Tony,
what a nice scene from New Zealand coast. You presented nicely green and blue tones. excellent coloration and composition. Great POV. Wavies and pices of clouds great for composition. Also nice plants in front side for composition. Thanks for showing and sharing this beauty. best wishes
your friend in Turkiye

Hello Tony,
Another splendid landscape shot relaxing the people. TFS and regards,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-03-28 12:07]

Hi Tony.
Amazing foreground for this beautiful place and landscape picture. Brilliant lighting and clean bright colours, great transparency of the image and crisp sharpness of all details. I like your POV and composition of the image. Skill refined work. My congratulations.

Hi My Dear Friend,

Beautifull vision, a lovely land..
Superb presentation.
All the best:)


I paesaggi della tua galleria sono tutti di altissima qualità, curati in ogni piccolo dettaglio, le composizioni sono sempre molto belle, in questa immagine oltre alla bellezza complessiva mi piace l'utilizzo dei soggetti in primo piano per creare la prospettiva, straordinaria la definizione delle onde, meravigliosi i colori. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

Hi Tony..
Excellent picture and beautiful place for visiting....How wonderful to be there..........Thanks to share..
Kind regards,

This is a wonderful picture of the New Zealand coastline the colours are brilliant the contrast between the forground plants
and the blue of the sky and the sea with the white waves really makes this photo, and you have got the exposure and sharpness just right i really like this, it makes me want to be there.
Regards kirsty (malcolm)

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