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the Tor and the groyne

the Tor and the groyne
Photo Information
Copyright: Jack McGrane (jackal) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 774 W: 26 N: 808] (9424)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-02
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Pentax K10D
Exposure: f/22, 1 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-09 19:11
Viewed: 1725
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The little island is called the Tor and is off Waiake Beach on Auckland's North Shore.
I am sure it was Ralph (HapiSnapa)who told me that these breakwaters are called groynes

ISO100 f22 1sec

Two images from 1 RAW image blended using Photomatix

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Hi Jack,
Beautiful Sunset nicely presented and composed with amzing colors and light,
Great reflection on water and silhouettes,
Nice perpective and details.
Very well done.
My compliments

HI Jack..nice shot...excellent tones with great light..nicely composed.


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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2953 W: 139 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-06-09 22:21]

Hi Jack,
A splendid PP work effect to produce this ambient in this peaceful presentation of such wild environment!
A wonderful composition of this beach. The slow shutter speed of 1 sec. produced this stunning mood.
Well done,

Francis Xavier

Nice work. Great compositional placement of the horizon, terrific colours in the sunset and reflected in the water - the long exposure has given a nicely misty effect to the water too. The only element I'd changed is the orphaned tree branches at the top right. But that's a minor.

I remember the conversation about groynes and have driven past this scene many times

Long exposure works well, nice colours

A wonderful composition with great details and colorful view, Jack!

I love the movement in water which is captured so beautifully with long exposure.
The sharpness and POv are excellent, and the cloud formation gives artistic touch into the scene.
Well caught silhouettes of the tree as well as the small islands at far.
Great work!

Thanks and regards,

  • loribird Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 920 W: 109 N: 1182] (5561)
  • [2011-06-10 20:57]

This is beautiful Jack. Lovely lighting and color. Well done. TFS, Lori

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  • CSP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 0 N: 69] (145)
  • [2011-06-16 21:14]
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Hello Jack,
Great job on capturing this fantastic sunset against the the small island. The soft reflected colors in the water make this picture calming, along with the sky itself.


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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
  • [2011-06-17 7:23]

Hi Jack,

A beautiful sunset, the warm tones of color.
While it creates a beautiful thing atmopshere, despite the austral winter.
The silhouette of the embankment and trees are beautiful, thank you for sharing with us.
A pleasant evening.
My best regards.

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2011-07-17 20:44]

Hi Jack,

The long exposure makes really the interest of this beautiful sunset's photo.
The light blur in sea and sky give some smoothness at this warm atmosphere.
What i like more is the reflection on the foreground. The colors are simply gorgeous!


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  • eosnut Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 647 W: 285 N: 2085] (13374)
  • [2011-07-22 0:51]

Yep, groyne it is Jack.
As a boy in Gisborne I swam over to the groyne/breakwater.
The DOF that F22 gave you is stunning, a very nice seascape, well done.

Spectacular landscape with amazing tonal and dynamic range captured in this subtle but effective exposure blend. Artistic composition and wonderful use of slow shutter speed to create this work of art....well done and Tfs!



Hi jack
perfect composition and colors. I like the contrast of light and silhouettes as well. Nice PP. well done

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