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Waiheke Island again

Waiheke Island again
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Copyright: Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-11
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): New Zealand Scenes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-03 1:57
Viewed: 1612
Points: 32
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Waiheke Island

is one of the larger Hauraki Gulf islands and its landscape is a picturesque blend of farmland, forest, beaches, award winning vineyards and olive groves. The unique climate and soil conditions produce consistently excellent wines, particularly Cabernet and Merlot blends. The island seems to have a similar effect on the local art scene - Waiheke artists and craftspeople are credited with producing some of the country's most respected work in recent years.

Waiheke Island is only 35 minutes by ferry from Auckland City, and you can just see it in the centre left background but a million miles away in pace and beauty. The residential areas are in small village settings each with its own character. There is a slower pace of life than the city across the water and is a great place for a holiday or vacation and to relax and unwind.

You can also see Rangitoto Island, Auckland’s youngest volcano, the saddle-shaped hill on the far right.

Waiheke is also a popular destination for romantic weddings with venues ranging from white sandy beaches to vineyards and up market restaurants. This is where my youngest son was married last January, and our whole family of 16 rented a house for the week of the wedding. He and his lovely fiancee chose the vineyard, Stoney Ridge, to hold their wedding at, and as there were many overseas guests invited, they thought Waiheke Island would be a great place to introduce a small part of New Zealand to them.

On the island there is everything from private luxury accommodation, bed and breakfasts, backpackers, home stays, and holiday homes where you get a chance to stay with a local family, motels and farm stays all in an environment of natural beauty.

We had a very enjoyable family holiday there last January. . .

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A spectacular landscape photo, complete with a bay (sea)! Beautiful vivid colours & sharpness! I like how you simply framed the photo!

Very well done


Hi Janice
Splendid perspective with rich beautiful colours.

The clouds really look wonderfull haning in distance over a wonderfull scene ! I'm going to have to try your technique in capturing this kind of skyscape photos!

Beautifully composed!

John Teeeeeee

Beautiful composition Janice.
A lovely capture of the south end of Waiheke.
I bet its changed a lot since I was last there.
An excellent shot!
Well done.

Hello Janice, this view is beautiful from high vantage pov.
The sky is just like a painting. And the road that goes for ever.

Yan :)

Hello Janice.
Very nice overview of that faraway place
Lovely story you wrote. Sounds really interesting.
Like I said before, the wedding of your son, sounds like the one of our Ingrid, when she got married in Sicily.
Even this picture looks like Sicily, when the volcano here looks from distance as the Etna too.
So Give me one good reason why I shal go that far away ?
Oke, it will be very nice meeting you and family, almost had met Cam, but he was not at home, in Valencia that time. haha
One day, when we going to see our cousin at NZ, we will have a 'cup of tea' together.
Till than, Kia ora en tot ziens.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2007-12-03 10:33]

That grand blue sky is the perfect foil for your delicate landscape -- it has a water-colour feeling to it!

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  • k-2 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 605 W: 26 N: 503] (3638)
  • [2007-12-03 20:33]

I love the road that goes .... TFS. K2

Super POV Janice. Excellent foreground detail, lovely colours and a view for miles. TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ‘Japanese Garden’

Hi Janice,
Ahhh...this is a stunning panorama (can't wait :-) superb capture with a perfect lead in of the road which draws my eyes through the landscape. Excellent sharpness and the fresh colours are really inviting. Excellent posting my dear Janice.
Kia ora

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2007-12-04 3:42]

WOW! I love the view and how the road winds threw the countryside. Very beautiful scenery and colors!! TFS

Hi Janice, wonderful landscape with splendid colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

hi Janice
this road is leading the eyes
good depth, light and colours,

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2007-12-04 10:44]

Beautiful landscape photo, vivid colours & sharpness. Well done.

Hello Janice,

what a breathtaking view of the road with the sea on the left.. fantastic shot with lovely colours and composition.

tfs and regards, terry

Nice view, but what I like the most about this photo is the nicely placed road, and a view down below the road.

Well done

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