The view from the summit of Rangitoto Island, a dormant volcano, near Auckland, looking north west towrds Orewa. There is a fire burning on the horizon. Rangitoto last erupted in the 18th century, when Captain Cook sailed by.
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Galmeida (12559) 2006-01-22 4:14
A scanned old image very well composed and with a excelent landscape perspective approach view. Excelent enquadrement, good light management, contrast and fine sharpness. Good old work that you handled well. Congratulations and FTS.
chinchini (31529) 2006-01-22 4:41
Encore une vue très profonde sur un paysage qui se perd au loin. C'est une très vieille archive dis-donc ;o) Joil travail, pas facile à réaliser certainement.
TFS mon Ami et bon dimanche
berek (50504) 2006-01-22 4:55
this picture is old but beautiful. i like your framing and composition. TFS
papagolf21 (103022) 2006-01-22 5:30
Bonjour mon ami Chris,
Je serais curieux de connaître l'état des lieux maintenant :
Maisons construites ou immeubles ?
Une très belle vue sur l'horizon, où l'on voit effectivement une fumée s'échapper au loin.
Gerrit (52097) 2006-01-22 5:47
The colors give this pictues a fine 'retro-look'. Like in the early James Bond movies.
Thanks and regards, Gerrit
Fixfocus (9385) 2006-01-22 6:54
A good compo with the path and the fence leading into the picture.Excellent view over the land and seascape.Must be a huge bushfire there in the background.
jrj (34843) 2006-01-22 6:56
Interesting place, well presented in this compo with a good use of the foreground fenced place.
feather (51130) 2006-01-22 8:59
The strong saturated colours are amazing considering the age of the image. A well composed shot.
I wonder if the volcano was making a comment about Captain Cook
I started a Captain Cook theme some time ago if you have anything relevant to go into it.
Cormac (26565) 2006-01-22 10:27
Hi Chris - what a beautiful panorama! I like the view over the hills and into the distance, and what I really like is the way you used the fencing to move the scene from the foreground to the background. Well done!
jmdaoudal (82) 2006-01-22 12:42
So Captain Cook went there :-)) Nice Idea to discover this wide and wild part of the country.
Good colors and deep view.
I like it
capthaddock (28790) 2006-01-22 12:45
Hi Chris - I nevber went there and have never seen a photo taken from there, it's really surprising to see so much vegetation because from Auckland it looks like a black chunk of land, great note essential information is included in its brevity.
carper (96) 2006-01-22 12:59
it's a very good one Chris,
oeps 25 years old, you have seen a lot of the world Chris. And again a nice composition, well taken. I would like that you could made all those shots with a digital camera. All those places are so beautyful, very good job.
elihesamian (26149) 2006-01-22 13:29
what a view and POV !
Great for eyes,fine details and sharpness,I can feel a wind here that is appealing !
very well captured,with a great composition,the color of the sea is lovely here,Thanks,
weswang (18223) 2006-01-22 15:54
Hi Chris, A well composed picture to this simple setting. I like the open view from here with nice capture of the beautiful blue tone of the landscape and sky in the background. I wonder that if the blue tone at the right upper corner 1/4 place is a defect.
singuanti (15250) 2006-01-22 21:31
Hello Chris. The light blues are spectacular aren't they? That looks so inviting to jump on in. I'm glad you told us what was happening on the horizon because it had me scratching my head. Good shot Chris.
dsidwell (9783) 2006-01-22 23:12
This is a very lovely view, Chris. It may be slightly overexposed, but I love the foreground and the textures among the plants.
martou (1660) 2006-01-28 16:03
I like the blue tones colors, another nice view of this beautifull NZ, thanks for share you're travel,
Janice (4403) 2006-01-30 14:48
Hi Chris, sorry but Capt Cook never saw Rangi erupt. It last erupted around 700-800 years ago, long before Cook arrived.
And you are looking east here and we can see Motutapu Island centre left, Motuihi Island centre right, Waiheke Island right behind them and way in the distance will be the Thames, Coromandel, Hauraki plains areas. Orewa is north/west and you wouldn't be able to see it from the Rangitoto at all.
I must look up some of my Rangitoto photos and see if I have a similar shot to show you. I have a travelogue in TN if you want to look at my main Rangitoto photos.
And has the summit it changed since 1981! All boardwalks and seats now! This is a great view of the islands though. Well shown, thank you.