Hello to my TE friends,
Sharing with you our longest river of NZ with 220 miles long! the word Waikato means "flowing water" from the Maori language! and the river is our main source of Hydro-electricity in the whole North Island of NZ!
Here you see some the landscape along the river in a hot summer day!
Hope you can enjoy the view and many thanks for your time!
Wishing everyone a great week ahead!
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mauro61 (52631) 2009-01-10 23:52
bella immagine del fiume immerso in una natura incontaminata.
Ottima la luce e i colori
Waylim (25368) 2009-01-11 0:03
Beautiful river with such a beautiful surrounding of vegetation, I guess it goes hand in hand, where there's water there nice vegetation, Duh. Beautiful light and exposure, to capture this landscape with perfect clarity and sharpness, the golden tone really addes warm and coziness to the place the ripple in the river is great with details and texture. Good DoF and beuatiful composition. thanks
saxo042 (37602) 2009-01-11 0:10
A real summer picture from January! The long diagonal of this river across the very beautiful landscape is really somthing to appreciate here!
vasilpro (41091) 2009-01-11 0:13
Very nice landscape with this river in the middle. The rivers are the most ecological sources for electricity.
Best regards, Vasilis.
bema (26363) 2009-01-11 0:24
marvelous capture, the right picture to look at in those cold days here in our region, fine colors, great depth and a perfect composition..
wish you a fine day, greetings from cold Germany, Bernd
dta (70941) 2009-01-11 0:28
Hello Gracious ,
Not a coastal scenery , this time , but a very pleasant countryside landscape . The perspective on the river , and the rolling hills is excellent . Fine natural colors , too .
zeynepe (0) 2009-01-11 0:42
I like your diagonal POV here. The natural beauties around the river looks splendid as usual.
Thanks for sharing this perfect , peaceful composition with us:)
Warm regards and have a nice Sunday,
bakes888 (18499) 2009-01-11 0:47
Hi Tony. I hope all is well with you. Great photo. Excellent colours and composition and wonderful sky with just a couple of clouds to add texture. Nice work and thanks for sharing.
Have a good week, Paul.
rodgerg (55767) 2009-01-11 0:51
A nice view with a beautiful harmony of colours, geen and warm colors. A good POV well selected too gives an interesting prospect effect with the tiver which advances in the image and invites to discovery.
Have a good sunday,
Buin (42360) 2009-01-11 1:04
That's what we need at the time...
You show us a really beautiful landscape here - in truly wonderful colours. The overall quality of the picture is amazing. I like the play of light and shadow in the hills and this nearly 3D-effect, created by the skillful point of view. A wonderful and picturesque scenery...
Greetings from very cold Germany! (-16°C this morning)
siamesa (27761) 2009-01-11 1:27
It's really a beautiful river. Of course there is not pollution there.Your point of view is excellent with this diagonal view. Parabéns.
snunney (88982) 2009-01-11 1:31
A fine landscape composition with good colours and clarity. The diagonal placement of the river brings dynamism and strengthens the perspective. Thanks for sharing.
ChrisJ (103531) 2009-01-11 1:52
The blue diagonal line of the river with the reflected skylight adds superb dynamism. Good colour, sharpness & saturation. The yellow green vegetation contrasts nicely against the blue, also. Tfs!
Gerrit (50880) 2009-01-11 2:24
very pleasant easy going landscape and excellent composition.
Great colours and summer feel.
besnard (54803) 2009-01-11 2:26
Un bon cliché de ce joli paysage lumineux avec le cours d'eau qui capte bien le regard.
Merci pour le partage et bon dimanche.
lousat (81646) 2009-01-11 2:38
Hi Tony,it seem a pic taken in Tuscany in summer..ehehe...another time my best compliments for your choice of point of view,sharpness and colors....have a nice day,Luciano
paura (47166) 2009-01-11 3:28
Beautiful composition here, with the river in a nice diagonal. Nature colours are also great. well done, friend.
belido (19934) 2009-01-11 4:17
very nice variation to the coastal landscapes. The photo reveals how nature was generous in NZ. Love the vivid greens! The perspective pleases me as much as the warm lighting. Very good shot and thanks for the informative note!
gunbud (34066) 2009-01-11 5:27
I see you have moved a bit inland to get this beautiful riverside landscape that is framed so wonderfully by the lush green banks that have grown from the volcanic ash.
I love the slightly riffing surface of this long and important river that gives so much to your beautiful country.
Silvio1953 (129304) 2009-01-11 6:28
Hi Tony, beautiful summer view with a lovely river, splendid light and colors, very well done, ciao Silvio
UlfE (14641) 2009-01-11 7:36
What a beautiful landscape. I love your composition with the river diagonally across the picture. Very attractive colours. Really well-done my friend. TFS and have a nice day!
Kielia (24073) 2009-01-11 9:00
Hi Tony, dear friend enjoying the summer downunder!
It must be nice to live in one of those houses on the hills and looking down on this gently flowing river. I like this composition very much since it gives me an outstanding impression of one of your fascinating landscapes downunder!
scrubs (229) 2009-01-11 14:16
Kia Ora ;-)
It's almost all the maori I know even If I spent 6 months with Maori flatmates (Niue & Raro) in Auckland... Shame on me !
I always wait for an email from TE in my email box introducing a photo from you and I'm never disappointed. And obviously, I enjoy that one too. Everything in it remembers joy and makes my day better. Thx !
All the best for 2009 in NZ
PS: 2009 should also be the year I'll come back to NZ to live :-)
stego (24030) 2009-01-11 15:04
Beautiful scenery, wonderfully presented by a clever compo and excellent light management and clarity. The slightly warm colours are gorgeous and look much natural.
vmf-214 (1648) 2009-01-11 16:27
Love the rich blue river running through the green landscape. Great colors and details and the sharpness is perfect. Wonderful job Tony.
Propofol (1790) 2009-01-11 18:10
Beautiful colours and clarity, Tony. Clever composition also, having the river run through your image like that. Well done and TFS.
shevchenko (18892) 2009-01-11 18:38
good pov to show fertile land on the bank of river, good contrast of color, lovely relaxing environment, thanks for sharing a simply summer view.
carper (96) 2009-01-12 4:04
very nice Tony,
good point of view, very good composition, a fine place I like it, have a nice day.
Cricri (110627) 2009-01-12 4:25
Superbe les couleurs et surtout celle de l'eau qui donne envie de s'y baigner, bon POV, lumiére
Good day to you my friend
mark_mk (266) 2009-01-12 6:51
really a charming landscape here! That river looks beautiful and light was nice and soft. Composition is very nice and sharpness perfect. A wonderful view, thanks a lot for sharing!
patdeph (35748) 2009-01-12 8:38
I wonder if you always have this somptuous light in your country,because it's present in each of your pictures!This is incredibly wonderful!I like how you have composed the scene,with the river in diagonal,that gives 2 triangles of vegetation!The sharpness is excellent,we can see each details in the superb green!I like very much!
batalay (36719) 2009-01-12 11:42
A most inviting photo of the warm North Island. Excellent colors and composition (the diagonal structure), and resolution.
parbo (11092) 2009-01-12 12:17
Riverside is also amazing like splendid sights of sea side of New Zealand. I'm impressed the clarity of you river scene under perfect management of light. The contrasts between blue colored river water (it's not possible in Suriname) and green vegetation are spectacular while yellow fields making your frame more rich. Wonderful one, congratulations and cheers. Have a nice new week.
COSTANTINO (59261) 2009-01-12 12:29
This photo is very special with a great
lightness and sharpness...Excellent landscape along the river in a hot summer day...
I am dreaming the summer now in the heart of winter..But every season is good for everybody..The colours are natural and the natures looks nice
regards and compliments
ahmetgedikli (25587) 2009-01-12 12:49
A superb photo... The colors, light and contrast are very beautiful. Nice work!
danos (89887) 2009-01-12 13:27
impressive the view of the Waikato river that is used to produce electricity.I like the clear and brilliant colours of this Summer day,with the trees and the greenery to be grown in both sides of the it.The placement in the frame is very successful.Well done.
jmcl (14535) 2009-01-12 13:50
I love the greens and yellows of the gentle rolling hills .. you can feel their wonderful warmth .. wonderful blue water .. gentle and beautiful scene .. the exposure settings seem kind of strange (1/60 and f/2.7) was it that dim ? the f/2.7 didn't help the focus of the near riverbank .. still I am being really nit picky .. it is a beautiful scene .. very nice. take care, John
bracasha75 (24585) 2009-01-12 14:42
I have in last time realy joy by any your picture and if i could i would take you again for my fav. member here
Very special NZ sommer and you should join at this moment in him ,because here is right now
-14c almoust midnight middle in winter
Atousa (7131) 2009-01-12 22:26
It is a very well framed shot .. I like the curves n different layers of this image n the shadow on the hill.. for me its nice to see a summer shot with all its warm colours in a winter morning.. TFS
Best regards, A
fulvio52 (8314) 2009-01-13 2:53
Wonderful light and exposure, a stunning landscape, and a most powerful framing. The river cutting diagonally through the picture is absolutely spectacular, the atmosphere soothing and inviting. Wouldn't mind to sit out here with a couple cold beers, right now! Once again, an outstanding job in all possible respects, my dear friend. Have a nice day, I'll be seeing you soon. A big hug from The Lowlands,
jhm (143445) 2009-01-13 3:54
Lovely picture, quality as sharpness are very well.
Beautiful river with such a beautiful surrounding of vegetation.
Lovely green colours and very nice composition.
Very well done, TFS.
John_F_Kennedy (43379) 2009-01-13 6:33
Very nice this landscape view of the river surrounded by the green vegatation. A well balanced capture with splendid colours
npecanhuk (69500) 2009-01-13 6:38
The picture is very beautiful and pleasant!
You chose the best pov to compose it, with the river in a diagonal line through the photo!
Saturated, but pretty natural and nice colors!
Excellent sharpness and exposure!
It looks calm and peaceful! Good to rest there probably!
TFS - Congratulations!
trekks (14348) 2009-01-13 21:55
I guess the coastlines, rivers and beaches of NZ are very attractive to you that bring you out every now and then to shoot them. From your posts, I can see how the beautiful landscapes have given you countless subject shots to show us around with such fine colorful scenery. The rich tone of color in this scene is superb and really worth a visit to appreciate the natural attributes. Good work.
Greetings from Sarawak.
TopGeo (38208) 2009-01-14 1:42
The charm of here river I like the appreciable colours and the composition splendidly Good configuration and frame
azaf1 (15929) 2009-01-14 3:12
The river creates a beautiful perspective and the colors are so strong and beautiful. It nice to hear about a balanced used of its green power for electricity and irrigation, which I suppose is not needed.
Have a good day
jlbrthnn (76037) 2009-01-14 3:56
Hello Ho Tony,
I admire your enthusiasm, with each one of your publications. It is a splendid photograph of the interior of New Zealand, and an important river by its energy role. Beautiful composition of the image, in diagonal and with natural colors, without ornaments. Congratulations.
Have a nice day
Pitoncle (3745) 2009-01-14 7:43
Il se dégage de cette image une incroyable douceur due vraisemblablement à la très belle lumière qui valorise couleurs et détails.
A bientôt sur TE pour de nouvelles aventures.
skippy007 (12510) 2009-01-14 12:24
Hello Tony, I like the saturation of those summer colours in this shot, the greens, yellows & blues, the river looks fantastic & probably used not only for generating electricity but also for recreational activities, transport & drinking water ???.
Lovely scene with the warm weather here it looks I feel as though I could jump in.
Gregtom (7167) 2009-01-14 13:54
Very static and peaceful landscape! Everything seems to be on its place - the line of the river crosses the image diagonally and divides it into two well balanced parts. Nice lighting!
denisn72 (8300) 2009-01-14 17:11
A high quality picture. Details are impressive, colours are vivid, the exposure is perfect... The river is surrounded by a really stunning landscape. Good work!
buscape (6219) 2009-01-14 18:31
wonderful landscape picture of this long river.
I like the light and the colors. Vivid but natural. Looks great.
Clementi (52514) 2009-01-14 22:00
very nice landscape, The colors are natural and the river are fantastic,with the uncontaminated nature.
Bluejeans (64249) 2009-01-15 5:51
Ola Tony ,
Bom ponto de visão sobre este rio a cortar esta paisagen em tons de verde , gostei do rio em diagonal , bonitos detalhes ,a luz suave ficou magnifica , parabéns !!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Royaldevon (33007) 2009-01-15 13:04
This shot is so inviting!
I love how the blue of the river slices through the rich, green of the vegetation on a diagonal.
The shadows, on the far bank, define the slope and hollows precisely.
marietom (34609) 2009-01-15 14:01
Wonderful landscape, with nice composition and colors.
Emile (20352) 2009-01-15 20:00
Excellent view of this beautiful river and the surrounding vegetation. Very well captured from a high POV in a diagonal way. Very good colors and sharpness, wonderful composition. Light and frame are very good.
Otro fuerte abrazo mi amigo.
Scharan (14144) 2009-01-16 16:39
Lindíssima foto desta bela paisagem de campos em mil tons de verde que eu amo...e a água azul divide tudo isso deixando tudo mais bonito.
ElAprendiz (30) 2009-01-16 18:39
Simply a natural powerful. I like the colors green, like playing with the blue river, in a serene atmosphere too.
The diagonal of your point of view is very appropriate to capture the scene in detail. Excellent as always, my dear friend.
sunamoon (10) 2009-01-17 14:46
This a fantastic picture, wonderful colors, I like the good sharp, a beautiful river to sail, surrounded by much nature, a precious site!, good job!
danyy (0) 2009-01-17 23:46
Une diagonale bien placée coincée entre deux zones de couleurs naturelles très agréables. Cette division de cette photo en trois zones lui donne beaucoup d'esthétique. Une photo très nette
Charo (51210) 2009-01-19 9:22
Beautiful picture with the magnificent colors of the austral summer. Excellent perspective on the river and its environment with very good definition. Good job my friend.
JCG (35129) 2009-01-20 6:25
Composition which differs from your splendid seaside, but quite as beautiful. Beautiful photograph on this river and this undulating landscape in background. The natural colors and the light are well managed. It is very pleasant to look at. Taking into account heat that you describe us in your note, the water of this river was to be a true temptation !!!
With all my friendships of Versailles and with soon,
Jakab (3867) 2009-01-31 16:42
I think the diagonal composition was a good choice, it makes the picture more dynamic which is anyway enhanced by the bushes and the play of lights and shadows on the opposite side of the river. An inviting and really nice landscape.
- Copyright: Ho Tony (gracious) (20025)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-01-27
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
- Exposure: f/2.7, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-01-10 23:24