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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: 2008-04-10
Categories: Daily Life, Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: South Island Holiday 2008
Theme(s): South Island NZ Holiday, New Zealand Scenes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-04 2:38
Viewed: 1769
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

is a town on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand. It is located on State Highway 1 and is midway between Picton and Christchurch (180kms south). The landscape is dominated by mountains, coastline and a Peninsula(where the main township is situated).

I took this photo around 4 pm from the Bed’n’Breakfast that we stayed in. What a view we had. As you can see the town has a strikingly beautiful setting, as the Kaikoura mountains, a branch of the Southern Alps come nearly to the sea at this point on the coast.

The name 'Kaikoura' means 'To eat crayfish' ('kai'- to eat, 'koura' - crayfish) and the crayfish industry is a major contributor to the economy of the region.

However Kaikoura has now become a popular tourist destination, mainly for whale watching (the Sperm Whale watching is perhaps the best and most developed in the world) and swimming with or near dolphins.

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Hi Janice,
Again a breathtaking view from yoiur beautiful country! Although a bit hazy the mountains are well shown in this image. The cloudy sky is a fine part in this view. Well seen and presented!

N.B. Received for my birthday the Rough Guide of New Zealand. I will chech it for this place here presented by you :-)

Hello Janice! Amazing perspective. Wonderful clouds. Marvelous landscape. Perfect capture. Original shot. Good luck!

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  • codge Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 88 W: 10 N: 69] (621)
  • [2008-05-04 2:59]

Great POV. A fantastic landscape shot, you have used the rule of thirds well. You have taken the shot from the perfect point to show off the curve of the coastline. well done

HI Janice

I drove through Kiaora over the new year but never thought of stopping to take a photo loike this! (Was not a memeber of TL then either!!)
Love the view

Cheera Tracey

Amazing view and amazing sky Janice!!! Superb picture!!
have you been whale watching too?

what a capture Janice,
with all the perfect things; colours, compo, presentation, clarity....
well done

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2008-05-04 8:13]

HI Janice
Not much to add but to say this is postcard picture perfect.
The place I want to go.

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2008-05-04 8:31]

Hi Janice,
What a lovely place. The mountains and the sea. I would love to visit this place.
Great landscape shot.

Hello Janice.
Beautiful area it looks here, Good point of view.
Is the sand on the beach reall that black ?
At the indian ocean side at Fujairah, UAE, there beach sand is black aswell (volcano sand)

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  • jackal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 790 W: 26 N: 808] (9654)
  • [2008-05-04 13:20]

Lovely shot of the bay Janice,
great PoV and interesting cloud formation

Hi Janice, v nice composition with the shore leading the eye to the distant mountains


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  • k-2 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 605 W: 26 N: 503] (3638)
  • [2008-05-04 18:10]
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great window view. The shoreline curve leading to the mountains is great. Too bad there are buildings here too. TFS. K2

I see the cloud starting to drop down the mountains Janice. A beautiful curve in that bay, good colour and nicely composed. TFS,

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  • timtim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 934 W: 105 N: 608] (10187)
  • [2008-05-05 20:19]
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Great shot of kaikoura
Nice comp and clouds
(I was there eailer this year and stayed at Goosebay just before You get into kaikoura)

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2008-05-06 0:17]

Hi Janice,

Another breathe taking view, love the composition here, the sky is so dramatic with those clouds, excellent land/seascape, well captured my dear friend,

Have a nice day,


wonderful country, to pitty is so far!

Hi Janice,
Very nice landscape,well captured and presented,good note too.
Best Regards

* Piotr *

I like the composition Janice. The curve coastline is just stunning against the beautiful sky. Gorgeous composition. Thanks for sharing and very well done. Regards. Jusni

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2008-06-18 7:57]

Amazing perspective. Wonderful clouds. Marvelous landscape. Perfect capture. Well done.

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