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Kaitoke beach

Kaitoke beach
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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: 2010-01-14
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon 5D Mark 2, Canon EFS 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-08 18:51
Viewed: 2699
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kaitoke Beach is the longest white sandy surf and swimming beach (non patrolled)on Great Barrier Island. Access onto the beach is from Ocean View Road and also at the southern end of the beach. Around the rocks on the southern end of beach is a wonderful rock pool known as the “Mermaid pool” where people can swim. There is good fishing and diving from the rocks and at low tide you can walk onto the island just off the beach. Dotterel and Oystercatchers nest on the foreshore and Brown Teal can be seen in the rivers at both ends of the beach.

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  • KBE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 571 W: 132 N: 805] (3839)
  • [2010-02-08 21:10]

Hi Tim
It looks good, the placement of popping big rock in far distance and the rocky horizon at right.
The exposure is pretty fine at f/9. I might like this one more if it was taken from a little lower pov :)


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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 554 W: 86 N: 1227] (7698)
  • [2010-02-08 23:38]

Hi Tim
What a great seascape today!
I like the colors and the details.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2010-02-09 1:32]

All new beaches to me - sounds like a great place to visit (Gt Barrier I mean)
Tim, you always know how to get the best shots at the beach. Well done on your composition here. Showing the breaking wave and dried grass - just perfect

Hello Tim,
Good picture from that white sandy beach.
It must be great to walk and swimming there!

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  • rlrad Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 142 W: 8 N: 375] (1374)
  • [2010-02-09 4:24]

Hi Tim,

Really nice seascape, the designs in the sand are compelling, they draw our eyes to the waves and then the sea where that rocky outcropping appears on the horizon. Nice and natural colors. Great note, too, sets us up to see that Mermaid Pool...

Regards from snowy St. Louis,

Hello Tim,

Very nice ocean landscape. I like how you caught the tide pulling back in to hte ocean. Great POV



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  • jackal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 790 W: 26 N: 808] (9654)
  • [2010-02-09 11:24]

Hi Tim,
nice low Pov with great depth

nice shot Tim, good 2/3 composition and very natural light, a true shot, a reality bite.


Wonderful shot Tim

hmmmm . . . looks pretty much like the beach in California! heheheh

I like the contrast in textures between the sand and surf in this photograph and how your eye is drawn into the photo by the patterns in the sand.

Keep shootin'


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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2010-02-11 12:58]

Hi Tim,
Good low POV on this. Really nice tracks in the sand with the water flowing in adds good dimension to this. Great natural colors and fine looking water. Good job on this. TFS Julie

Like the tones and the texture in this image, great shot.


Excellent lead in to the image, well thought compo, sublime colours. Great beach shot, a must place to see.

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