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Is it goodbye summer ?

Is it goodbye summer ?
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Copyright: Dawn McKenzie Wykes (Dawn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-01
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon EF-S 17-85 f/4-5.6 IS USM, Heliopan UV
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-31 3:39
Viewed: 1869
Points: 24
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I think our Summer is coming to an end...

Taken on the 1st January 2009, while on Waiheke Island, Hauraki Gulf, Auckland.

Here at Man O' War Bay, a tourist (actually a friend from England) takes a photo of the beautiful bay...this is one of my favourite places in the Auckland region. It was very hot as we toured around the Island in the rental car, and in need of lunch, but no where here at this bay to eat..so we had to travel further around the island where we found a vineyard serving lunch and some good tasting wine! (smile).

Man O' War Bay is located on the eastern side of Waiheke, commonly referred to as 'The Bottom End'. A very popular bay for anchorage, Man O' War Bay is on the isolated side of the island so is scarcely populated.

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Hello Dawn.
Looks to be a perfect locaton for Holiday, while its winter in Holland.
Lovely and quiet, what else men want ?
Not sure if it is allowed to bring my own potatoes ,as there is so little to eat out there, haha
Thanks for this very high sunny scene.
Kia ora from Jan

Nice view Dawn - great colour and well handled lighting in the midday sun..

Hi Dawn

Nice shot, can just imagine standing there.
Like the touch of red in the bushes to the right.
Lovely colours and light.

Regards Derek

ahha, so that's how it looks the end of the summer there!!?? :)
Well, autumn doesn't look like this here!!! :D
Nice bright colours and good compo! :)
cheers from Hungary!

Lovely photo Dawn, I like the clarity and smoothness of the sky, also a hint of Pohutakawa adds a real kiwi touch. Only tiny thing I wouldn't have had a person in the shot

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  • Adri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 520 W: 26 N: 1877] (12221)
  • [2009-03-31 11:38]

Hello Dawn,
Goodbye summer....?!
This is a beautiful summer photo!
Yes, while you are starting the autumn it is spring at us.
Wonderful colors and composition.

Greetings from Zealand, Netherlands,

Wonderful shot Dawn! It's really good to see that you have captured a Pohutukawa tree in the photo! Gives a real sense of summer time. Awesome colours and POV, looks like it was a flawless day.


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2009-03-31 14:20]

Yes, yesterday was the beginning of the cooler days - what a shame.
I love this summer scene Dawn. Especially with the blue sky and waters, and the pohutukawa in blossom.
Nicely composed and I see Gary still has his English tan on his legs!!

With these cold mornings it would be easy to think summer is over but you can always find summer in a good bottle of wine.

Lovely colours, the green of the water at the far end is gorgeous. Nice natural colours, sharp detail and a delightful composition. Great phot Dawn.

Hi Dawnie,
Yes your summer has come to an end and I enjoyed it very much! Great picture of Gary atg Man O'war Bay (funny name) excellent handling of light all together well composed and presented. 01-01-2009? Well I was with Peter in the Coromandel at that moment :-)

Now I'm going to enjoy our summer :-), b.t.w, just got my New Zealand photo book, my pictures look gorgeous!

Beautiful - textbook composition, lovely colours and spot-on metering.

Great shot!


Helo Dawn
Yes, the sommer is over in NZ but you have send the sommer to us and end septemer we give the sommer back to you!!!
Nice shot from the beach

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