The conical headland of Mount Maunganui (Maori name Mauao) rises 232 metres in height, and dominates the mostly flat surrounding countryside. It is situated at the entrance to the port city of Tauranga on the east coast of the North Island. It is a beautiful location and a favourite holiday centre for locals, with several excellent surfing beaches nearby. This one was taken from Moturiki Island.
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PaulVDV (20703) 2010-08-03 14:57
A very beautiful bay and you've composed the picture very well with the rocks on the foreground. The high buildings are almost hidden behind the rocks. I'm sure that that white beach does attrack many visitors.
Best regards, Paul
asajernigan (20596) 2010-08-03 18:27
This is a nicely exposed shot! Your composition is great placing the mountain to one side and using the rocky foreground to create depth for the shot. The tall buildings draw the eye across the shot. The lighting and colors are great and the photo has excellent sharpness.
snunney (79973) 2010-08-04 2:08
A splendid panorama of this beautiful landscape. I like the juxtaposition between the foreground rocks and the flat topped mountain. The lovely sky with its streaky clouds is very attractive and makes an excellent backdrop. Very pleasant natural colours and good sharpness complete a fine landscape composition.
ifege (10197) 2010-08-04 3:43
A beautiful vista Chris
Great POV and colour and it goes well in the panorama format.
dta (63440) 2010-08-04 3:49
Hello Chris ,
A splendid panorama of this coastal landscape . The composition is perfect . The colors seems to be a little faded (the green grass) , but may be that is the reality .
Sergiom (55247) 2010-08-04 6:22
Superbe grand angle. J'aime l'avant plan de rochers très nets ainsi que la montagne à l'horizon. La lumière est superbe et la profondeur de champs aussi.
mkamionka (29383) 2010-08-04 8:45
beautiful view. Very well composed.
I like the shape of the mountain partially covered with green, attractive foreground and nice sky.
Very picturesque, TFS
Cafalex (924) 2010-08-04 11:00
The panoramic frame gives more perpective to this beautifull landscape. Light seems to be tough but you managed to render all the details.
chawax (18607) 2010-08-04 14:03
Very nice panoramic view on this bay and this mountain. The rocks in the foreground create a good DOF. Colours are very natural. Sharpness is excellent.
jlbrthnn (79791) 2010-08-05 13:16
Good evening Chris,
The landscape is splendid and is skilfully put in image. Clearness and the depth are perfect. Good light, excellent realization.
Have a good evening
AiresSantos (56155) 2010-08-07 7:58
What beauty !
Excellent panoramic picture with fine colors and contrast
Great sharpness and depth
Have a fine weekend
Fante (5429) 2010-08-11 12:03
beautiful photo. Real masterpiece. Perfect composition. Extraordinary foreground with rocks. Amazing POV, good sharpness and very good DOF. Bravo
delpeoples (52729) 2010-08-12 3:46
Hi Chris, this shot just jumped out of the monitor at me. The colour rendering is fabulous. Impressive depth of field and sharpness and the exposure is spot-on. What more can I say? Great shot, TFS, Lisa
mafegan (8624) 2010-09-05 18:18
I am very familiar with this scene as I spent much of my childhood in Tauranga. I have walked up and around the 'Mount' numerous times! Your pov is excellent with the grassy foreground and and the clouded sky completes the composition. Cheers, Marlene
- Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper) (6788)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-06-16
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Pentax K100D Super, Sigma 18-50 1:3,5-5,6 DC, ISO 400, Hoya Cir. Polarizer 58 mm
- Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-08-03 14:00