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sunset Karekare

sunset Karekare
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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: 2007-04-06
Categories: Nature
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/420 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): *****All time Favorits !! *****, Sunrises & Sunsets, Sunsets, 100-150 points, Sunrise and sunset, 5 or more favorites, 100 points or more, wow !, A point of view [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-04-21 19:14
Viewed: 8735
Favorites: 14 [view]
Points: 191
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sunset karekare beach.

Karekare is half an hours drive west from Waitakere City. Four streams make up the Karekare catchment. Beginning high in the Waitakere Ranges, the streams flow to the west through steep sided valleys of regenerating native bush.
Near the beach, three streams converge and drop to sea level in a spectacular series of cascades and waterfalls. On the beach black sand is always on the move. Dunes and stream relocate in response to weather patterns. High buttresses of rock extend into the sea, amplifying the wild surf.
Families are hardy and resourceful here; there are no shops, no public transport and no health centre. All roads out are steep and winding.

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  • BMYNBR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 143 W: 2 N: 130] (1410)
  • [2007-04-21 19:24]

Nice shot, great comp and nice colors. I love the ripples of the sand.
TFS Dave

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  • KellEy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 393 W: 48 N: 172] (2098)
  • [2007-04-21 19:39]

Wow, with those reflections it looks like "walking in the clouds".
This is gorgeous!

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  • JeffK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 53 W: 4 N: 41] (712)
  • [2007-04-21 19:41]

Hi Tim,

The composition is excellent, I like the way you have emphasized the ripples. The colors are beautiful, very nice work.


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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2007-04-21 19:46]

Hola Tim,
colores hermosos amigo,
buenos reflejos y excelente compo...
un gran trabajo,

Hello Tim!
Great composition with wonderful colours and lovely reflexion!
Nice clarity!
Beautiful perspective!
Excellent done!

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  • Noslo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 70 N: 117] (920)
  • [2007-04-21 20:02]

Stunning Photograph! Composition, and exposure are perfect.


Hello Tim, great work, realy excelent colours, Congratulations.

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  • Kiwis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 189] (13118)
  • [2007-04-21 20:24]

Nice composition and the result is very pleasant to look at. The colors are super. A postcard! :)

a postcard indeed, outstanding contrasts and colours!

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  • Ece Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 19 W: 2 N: 20] (297)
  • [2007-04-21 21:08]

Excellent.There is nothing left to say.TFS

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  • Lee1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 185 W: 20 N: 111] (541)
  • [2007-04-21 21:37]

Hi Tim, like the shimmering effect here. The colors are certainly nice. The rich blues help to create an atmosphere and the silhouettes give it some drama. Good rule of thirds all the way around. Enjoyed it. Good work, thanks.


The reflections and the human element makes all the magic... wonderful capture...and nice mood

Hello Tim,
a wonderful landscape, with these colors and reflections on the sand. A rare feelings of peaceful loneliness.
Bravo! Ciao

Hi Tim

Lovely colours and textures but it looks like you have over sharpened in your post process as I can see a halo around the silhouetted people.

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  • linz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 77 W: 29 N: 161] (1742)
  • [2007-04-22 1:23]

Hi Tim
Love this shot beautiful blues and the composition is stunning. TFS

Beautiful reflections! I like the saturation and the moody atmosphere of this photo.Superb!

Hi Tim,
This really is a fabulous sunset image, the reflections and the textures in the sand are stunning. Well composed with good balance.

Hi Tim,

The reflections are superb even like the composition. But there are parts which are appears a bit OE, so thats were you have to work on :) [IMHO] Anyhow an excellent posting for the Sunday ;)


:) Later...

Wonderful shot, the mood the sun and clouds create plus the silhoutte figures and reflections are beautiful. The rippled sands with water added beauty to the whole compo. Well seen! tfs


Superb colors, sunset light and reflections. Very impressive.



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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2007-04-22 5:32]


Superb shot Tim, the reflection, details, sharpness and colours, everything is a 100%!!! Excellent composition and captured, wonderful seen.... :D thanks for sharing


Hi Tim,
this one is more beautiful! WAW! Stunning colours, warm and cold all bound together in a perfect feeling of peace. Lovely!!! Well done!

Kindly regards,

Well done and best regards,

Hi Tim,

There is so much drama in this scene: the colors, the reflections, the play of light and shadows. Amazing capture! Thanks for sharing.


Hello Tim,

well done with this magical moment, excllent composed and captured photo well done and TFS Kyle

Impressive! Strong reflection with a lot of power in the compo! The 2 persons give the soul to the scene!

Beautiful sunset on the beach. I like the sky and the silhouetted figures. Well done.

Beautiful sunset tim, again great reflections and colour.

Regards Mark

A real beauty Tim, such wonderful reflections!
Great colors and composition! realy good.


WOW!!! This is amazing, Tim!!! A fantastic photo with excellent details and great colours!! Love the mood!!

Very very well done and TFS

All the miracle of the colors in one shot.....
Always great to see with textures and reflections...woow!!

Just beautiful! Love this shot, a little OE but all in all a GREAT shot!
I'll be back.......!

nice sunset I love the silhoueted people. Nice colrs and sharpness.

hi tim, stunning shot, perfect composition, the people cap this shot off nicely, great colors and clarity, excellent work, cheers, scott from vancouver bc canada!

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2007-04-26 16:49]

Hi Tim,
A fantastic photo with excellent details and great colours. Incredible mood and tones. Well done and TFS Julie

Amazing...as all the rest.
your work is outstanding.
Thanks for sharing and your words...


The colours are brilliant and so are the reflections of the light on water. I like the composition very much, too, very pictural, congratulations!

all the best,

hi my friend...
what u did with your camera ???
how your camera can shot this such wonderful place like this ? :)
very well done my friend. wow...
colours, POV and focus are very superB

Dear Tim,

Stunning reflection and perfect contrast ! excellent Tim !
A must.
Best regards

i like the reflection, the sky, the foregorund everything... nice shot... tfs

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6102 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2007-04-30 12:59]

Hi Tim

Beautiful visual, I love to that.
Great composition with wonderful colours and lovely reflexion!


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  • Andys Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 118 W: 19 N: 72] (1119)
  • [2007-05-01 18:08]

Wow, the colours are stunning, great composition, it looks like you could almost reach up and touch the sky, fantastic.

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 350 W: 105 N: 198] (7374)
  • [2007-05-05 16:18]

the human image made by the reflection...
just amazing...
very very beautiful Tim...


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  • LuciG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1206 W: 151 N: 655] (8171)
  • [2007-05-06 20:49]

Hi Tim.

I think that you found heaven on earth.
The composition is absolutely magical. I wouldn't change anything and I must just congratulate about the excelent colors, the excelent subject, the excelent POV, the excelent lightning and contrasts, the excelent textures!

Congratulations for all these excelents :)

Unbelievable sky and reflections
A super photo
No doubt

Wonderful use of sunset light great tones nice composition too.


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  • yanm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 818 W: 84 N: 1189] (10601)
  • [2007-05-24 6:49]

another beauty. in everything

This is one of the most beautiful photos I have ever seen in my life ! .. your comment on my photo leaded me to your portfolio .. I am amazed ...congratulations ,
greetings from Macedonia

This one I like even more. Nice pov and compo and reflections of the clouds in the wet sand. Well done.

Best regards,


Spectacular, wish i could give it 3 points to make the 100, but i'm sure it will get there. The reflections and the sky are amazing. Best shot i've seen for a while. TFS


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  • dbp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 9 N: 92] (4132)
  • [2007-06-19 16:46]

amazing shot Tim
very well composed
good pov

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  • Wason (316)
  • [2007-06-25 8:48]

Hi Tim,
Beautiful beach, great sunset shot.

excellent shot bro.. i like the the reflection on the sand..nice one..TFS


Hi Tim,

incredible shot! Great sunset colors and perfect reflection!




This is simply perfect, love the colours and the reflection in the water. TFS


Fascinating :)

Fnatsyic light in this one! Comp and reflections...My compliments!

Hi Tim,
WOW! The colors and tones are amazing!!! Very well composed, exposed, and processed. A spectacular shot all around! Be proud of this one!


Wouaw Tim!
Great composition with splendid colours and very good reflexion
Beautiful perspective and the human sihouette complet well this extraordinaty hot
well seen,

great capture. unbelivable colours. no words can describe it. well done

No words. straight to favorites!



What is this place ? Paradise, heaven ??
I loooooved...the colors..the silhouets.. the reflections...
Congratulations...this pic really desirve points.. and a lot of them!!!

Thanks for sharing

Best regards



Breathtaking beautiful...

The darker areas add to the contrast of the light colours and it makes the whole scene just POP!

I am sure if it were 'lightened' up to over compensate from OE it would destroy some or most of that contrast... I think it is beautiful the way that it is.

Thanks for sharing!

Hi Tim
WOW! Beautiful foto. Extra sky.
Best regards

Wow awesome shot! I like the reflections with the ripples.

amazing simply perfect
i love the colors in the sunset, reflected on the water/sand
very well done

WOW!!! This is amazing! A fantastic photo with excellent details and great colours.


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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 178 W: 7 N: 28] (1328)
  • [2007-10-15 0:27]

great shot! amazing colors, reflections, composition! very well done. tfs

magnificent view

Hi Tim,
Is this the Po KareKare Ana from the Maori song? The reflected light off the wet beach is superb. Some excellent photos of NZ coasts in your gallery. TFS. Murray.

So fantastic
I love the colours
wonderful work


amazing athmosphere and composition, but the great bonus is surely the silhouettes added, well done

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  • aofl Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 31 W: 3 N: 17] (545)
  • [2007-11-12 15:38]

Hi Tim
No more words, just beautiful

Hi Tim,

This is a wonderful composition, it is incredible how well you have the light balance.

Great job! I love it!

Amazing sunset, Tim. Congrats.

Hi Tim,
That's very nice beach.
And very good colours.

TFS ...SeLiN...

Damn!!!! This is perfect1 How can one ever critisize this image? Well done!


Hi Tim,

You made a very wonderful shoot, the composition and colors crated very dramatic scene. Two people telling in the picture was telling the viewer of this photograph that they were enjoying the unbelievable sunset. The reflection on the sand made me more..and more..to be there..!
You're a pro Tim. No doubt !


very dramatic composition. i love how the sun contrasts against the dark colors. the framing of the shot is perfect! cheers!

Hi Tim

I love how you have the people set off onto one side of the picture.
Lovely sunset!


Fire,water and sand;three elements in a perfect balance here,creating together a perfect shot.I rarely say that but you forced me to do it,Tim.
Thank you,

Hi Tim
It's very beautiful *o* ! I really love your picture ^^

Wow, this is amazing! It looks like a picture in a fairytale.. or magic! ;-) Very well done!
Thanks for sharing this beautiful photo!
Greetings Vivianne

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  • jafsc Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 47 N: 88] (4688)
  • [2008-05-10 19:15]

WOW !!! Quel photo magnifique. Composition et lumiere superbes!

What a wonderful shot!!! Love the reflection in the sea, the little waves! and the colors of course!!! very nice!!!

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  • ade71 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 241 W: 35 N: 211] (2850)
  • [2008-09-29 13:31]

Hi Tim whata lovely photo! Wonderful colors and reflections in the sea. Simply perfect.

Hello Tim
Man you have some awesome West Coast beach captures in your gallery. They are all superb, this my favourite though with defining reflections, perfect blue tones and the human element. Nothing wrong what so ever with this shot, Well done

Hi Tim
What a wonderful shot of this sunset and its reflex into the water.

Hi Tim

Marvelous shot! Great composition and color. The entire photo has a beautiful sheen to it. Clouds are gorgeous!! Excellent work.


Des couleurs magnifiques !!!

Tout simplement bravo !!!

Magnifique! La composition est appréciable.
Like a dream...


Wow... great color and reflection.

Wonderful reflections Tim and the two figures are place perfectly in the frame. I am back in Auckland this week, maybe I will have to visit Karekare beach.

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  • buse Silver Star Critiquer [C: 13 W: 0 N: 0] (101)
  • [2009-06-15 14:22]

Hi Tim,

This is excellent.. very romantic comp. and magic color..

very nice work

Wow! Beautiful shot! Love the colors & reflection.


Very impressive photo Tim. The ripples and contours on the beach are interesting and artistic, especially the reflection of these colours. TFS.


Wow!!! suberb landscape, nice composition and colours, a great photography.

Outstanding! Those reflections are incredible. What a capture. TFS



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