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A Long Way Down


A Long Way Down
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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: 2010-07-31
Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Friends/Family
Camera: Canon EOS 50D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
Exposure: f/4, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-22 3:57
Viewed: 2660
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It's a long way down and it's a long way back up again too

This is a newly built steps down the cliff at Kennedy Park, Castor Bay, Auckland, New Zealand.

Young Master 5-year-old went down and back while Miss 2-year-old only went half way. I supervised from above and took the photos...

In the distance you can see Rangitoto Island and the water of the Hauraki Gulf.

I was playing around with filters to give it an HDR-style.

As a child I used to walk under these cliffs - they are between Castor Bay and Campbells Bay - but only when the tide was out.

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Hi Janice,
yes, for sure, this is a long way - but I think it is worth to climb down the stairs to that wonderful place.
The children add so much live and colours to that beautiful view, thanks, very well done.
Warm regards
Sabine - wishnugaruda

I see what you mean. And your steps are endless too. How about that! I love the photo, it makes me dizzy. I love the colors too.

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2010-08-22 10:50]

Great Title Janice.
Whatever filters you used,I would say that you captured the HDR-style with them. The image also looks as though a Topaz filter was used?whatever filters used they certainly show sharp details.
I like that you included the land in the background,for me it added to the length of the drop, of the wooden steps. The children give perfect scale & having them that distance apart ,even more so.A strong ,vibrant image . If I could make an improvement, it may be to try for more details in the rocks on the sandy beach.
TFS
Regards
Ron

What a GRAND shot Jannie! EXCELLENT! I love the color saturation here, the perspective is excellent! You can really get a feel for just how long this stairway is! Well done!
B-)
LindyLou

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  • jackal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 843 W: 26 N: 808] (9414)
  • [2010-08-22 15:02]

Hi Janice,
Great PoV and I like the PP work, you certainly get the full impression of the drop down to the beach
cheers
Jack

Good Morning Janice,

The pov is spectacular and I feel you made a good choice to include the children, who add an element of danger as well as scale. (Not that they are dangerous, you understand, but it's a long way down!)
Like how you've used the portrait format to give that sense of depth!

Have a good day,
Bev :-)

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  • Fidy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 112 W: 0 N: 79] (606)
  • [2010-08-23 21:36]

Very nice , if not the kids it would have looked like one of those old paintings

Hi Janice,
Very nice perpective and details,
Well presented in vertical composition,
Excellent work and POV.
I like it..and lovely place..
Michel

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