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Where I spent .. New Years Eve

Where I spent .. New Years Eve
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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: 2006-12-31
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon EF-S 17-85 f/4-5.6 IS USM, Marumi 67mm c-pl
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): New Year 2007 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-01 21:53
Viewed: 2745
Points: 70
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Hi folks, We were away for a few days, taking our motorhome for a trip north, and this is where I spent New Years Eve, and saw in the New Year on the beach front on the right of the photo.... Over looking the Hokianga Harbour

Some info for you:

The Hokianga harbour is located in the far north of the North Island of new Zealand. The Hokianga harbour is also known to Maori as Te Kohanga o Te Tai Tokerau (the nest of the Northern People). The estuary extends in land for 70 kilometres from the Tasman sea. One of the most beautiful and relatively unspoilt parts of New Zealand. It has a low population, which means deserted beaches with room to move. The climate is mild at all times of the year, making gardens grown well in this area. The estuary is a tidal river system lined with mangroves, small harbourside towns and family farms. Hokianga is considered to be one of the oldest settlements for the Maori and is still a heartland for the Nga Puhi people.

Tomorrow I will show the entrance to the Harbour

Happy New Year to you all!!

JohnTulip, Patricia, coasties, Janice, kokos101, vandana2923, GreenBaron, wenqing, broadcaster, ttreen, Silke, Refugee, DAM has marked this note useful
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Hello, Dawn!
Great picture! I have nothing but good comments for this photo! You've done an awesome job at keeping the photo sharp and clear, and I like how blue the sky is!

TFS, best regards,

This view is stunning! Wonderful colors and sharpness. I admit that I am jealous! New York is so cold and gloomy right now! :(

hello dawn,
lovely landscape picture,
well composed with nice pov,
well saturated colours,
tfs & regards

Stunning shot Dawn. Colours, Clarity and POV all top notch! Great cloud formations. Wonderful to have the freedom to be able to visit places like this with your camper! TFS. Cheers, Pat.

great place to spend new years eve....im jealous..nice shot TFS

WOW Dawn,
What a view. Some place to spent your New Years Eve. New Zealand is on my list of places to visit some day. Your an ambassador for your country with these lovely pictures of your beautiful country. Happy New Year.

hi Dawn. nice shot and quality. i like the details and colors plus the beautiful sky. Happy New Year. Tfs


Hi-de-ho Campers!

Nice to have you home safe from our crazy roads! Happy New Year to you and Warren :-). Well done on a super shot of Hokianga. Did you have any nice sunsets? I am back to work tomorrow. Will catch up, with you soon.

Great picture

Hi Dawn,
This is a perfect landscape scene with clarity, good colour and details also the awesome clouds, just wonderful!
Happy new year to you too, Dawn.

Hi Dawn,
A very beautiful place indeed.
The clouds are amazing. A great presentation with lovely sharp colors perfect detail.

Great place, isn't it? I knew you'd like it. I just love the view from up there.
Awesome colours Dawn, it looks so bright - and the cloud formation looks great. I like your POV from where you took this shot. Well done my friend.
And how was life in the motorhome? Manage the ladder okay??

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2007-01-02 5:27]
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Wooo Dawn... my gosh...

Look at that sky of yours... soooooo beautiful. I like the colours, composition and sharpness... what a view you have in your camp ground.... I saw on the TV news about the camp ground in South Island, some of them get evacuate away from the camp ground due to the flood... Lucky you, my dear, with this view and this sunny day... :D

WEll done my friend,

Thanks for sharing


What else to do and Say: Super done dearest Dawn and Happy 2007
Hug and a salute from Montreal
* later

Not much else to say.
Beautiful landscape, great sky and clouds.
TFS Amanda

Happy New Year, Dear Dawn.
Beautiful view, very well taken.
Looks like a fantastic place to spent a holiday.
My sister in law and husband going half Februari to NZ, visiting the son, NZ wife and grandchildren, who where a vew months ago emigrated to the southend of North island. They also like to go for camping, so I will tel them about this place
We, going after 3 weeks to Spain for a month.
Cheers, Jan

Great composition with the bench in the foreground. The colours are splendid.
Happy New Year Dawn.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 178 W: 7 N: 28] (1328)
  • [2007-01-02 7:11]

nice place for contemplation and relax! great view. beautiful colors. tfs and a happy new year.

Happy New Year Dawnie!!! hic..hic..

Glad you're back and what an eye opener photo for 2007!!! Looks like you picked a great spot to park the motorhome!

Excellent POV with a beautiful colour contrast especially the blue sky and clouds!

Well done

Hello Dawn

Excllent work, great colors Bg POV DOF perfect details very crisp, nicly composed and capture photo, excllent work, the colors are so true here the sky is perfect excllent work

TFS Kyle

TFS Kyle

Hello Dawn, Happy New Year 2007.

Beautiful landscape photo. Liked the colors, DOF. May be sometime in future will get chance to meet you. :) Vandana

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2007-01-02 10:17]

Hi Dawn,
Happy new year to you. This is a very beautiful place and you have captured it fabulously.

Hi Dawn,
Great panorama my dear, you must be lucky having the opportunity to travel around with your motorhome. At least we on TL can enjoy the views to by excellent pictures of you! The sky here is amazing, remembers me at the Caribbean. Anyhow; have a safe trip.

very nice view here dawn :)
excellent colors and clarity
love the fluffy clouds in the sky :)

Looks like a wonderful place to spend New Years Eve or, for that matter, any evening. The sky in the upper right corner looks maybe just a slight bit over saturated but it doesn't take away much from the beauty of your composition.


Very inviting bench. Is there room for me?

Happy new year Dawn!


Hi Dawn.
Lovely scene, wonderful landscape.
Well done and thanks for sharing.
Happy New Year :O)


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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2007-01-02 17:09]

ohhhh Dawn,
What a place.. You are so very lucky to have spent New Years. The colors are very sharp!
I love the weathered bench.. nice place to sit!!


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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2007-01-02 20:34]

Stunning colours and what a view! Grand POV!

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  • iso Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 981 W: 61 N: 169] (29412)
  • [2007-01-03 8:27]

What a nice start for the New Year, to be in the paraside.
Excellent seascape Dawn .

hi dawn!
wow! this is excellent landscape photo with beautiful colors and great composition.


Hi Dawn. What a terrible way to see in the New Year. A superb image with good colour anddetail and well composed. Happy New Year from New Zealands outpost island.


Happy New Year Dawn!

Glad to see you back. Boy what an eyecatching thumbnail and photo! Woo Hoo! Summer is there definitely! Look at these beautiful colors. I wish I could sit on that bench and enjoy the view for hours!

Absolutely gorgeous shot my dear! Bravo!
BIG BIG BIG HUG to start the year !

Beautiful image, Great POV and colours.
I especially like the fence. TFS


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  • DAM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 513 W: 67 N: 268] (1110)
  • [2007-02-01 16:50]
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I am telling you... from what I have heard about your beautiful country through my friends, and these photos, it is getting very tempting to start planning a trip. What a place to spend new years.... outstanding.

Cheers Dawn.


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