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Whatipu beach

Whatipu beach
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Copyright: Tim Gordon (timtim) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 934 W: 105 N: 608] (10187)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11-12
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon 5D Mark 2, 18-55mm EFS Canon, 58mm CPL
Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-14 14:13
Viewed: 2472
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The windswept shores of Whatipu, at the entrance to the Manukau Harbour, are steeped in Maori history.
With several pa sites, middens, terraces and caves, Whatipu is considered one of the richest areas of Maori prehistoric artefacts in New Zealand.
Whatipu is located at the southern end of the Waitakere Ranges, around an hourís drive from Auckland city and up to 45 minutes drive from Titirangi village. The settlement is found south of Karekare, famously known as the setting for Jane Campionís film The Piano.
Once known for its wide variety of fish, shellfish and shark, Whatipu was used as a Maori seasonal fishing settlement. Tribes migrated from the Taranaki region to Whatipu around AD1200, where, on a clear day, they were still able to see their beloved Mt Taranaki. Hence, they named the main bay at Whatipu, Taranaki Bay.

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Hi Tim,
Beautiful colors and marvellous sharpness in this amazing scenery!

What a gorgeous shot Tim! Outstanding sharpness here! The water is amazing, I could just live and die here! Nice thirds rule used here and amazing clarity!

Great capture of a mystical place Tim.

Regards Mark :)

Hi Tim !!

interesting story of NZ..
beautiful beach u have caught it well..
great colors and POV and DOF..
Perfect work!



Nice scene Tim, looks like a filter was used? A little dark in Contrast?

Boa noite Tim
Beautiful composition and capture. The light is superb. Love the angle.
My regards

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  • yanm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 818 W: 84 N: 1189] (10601)
  • [2008-11-14 19:48]

the form of that wave on the shore make a very nice leading line to a beautiful mountain view. A little halos visible on the top of the hills btw :D


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  • jazrr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 330 W: 77 N: 98] (2228)
  • [2008-11-15 0:24]

Hi Tim:
What a beautiful and serene scene. Great picture, wonderful colors and pov.

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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2008-11-15 2:38]

Hi Tim
Very nice landscape photo from a beautiful country.
Gr Jos

Hello Tim,a good composition with the diagonal line of the edge of the wave leading us nicely through the shot.The colours are beautiful.
A good shot for the New Zealand tourist board to use I think!
Tfs, regards Jean.

It is always some great views from your island.....
I am waiting for submarine pictures...hehehehe
I suppose that the submarine "landscape" is also ...very beautiful....
Thanks to share ...paradise...with us...

Hi Tim,
Beautiful scenery, nice light, details and colors well captured.

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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2008-11-16 16:48]

Hi Tim, what a beautiful photo, so sharp, and those west coast colours, just magic, like your POV and Comp. Well done.


wonderful scenery Tim, well captured true colors of nature, well composed.TFS.

Hi Tim,
Beautiful perspective and depth of this excellent composition.this is really beautiful

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2008-11-19 2:44]

hi Tim,
only one word spectacular.especially depth..congratulations.TFS.Necla.

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