The west coast of the South Island has this unusual geological formation, known as the Pancake Rocks. (Roches de crêpe). Looking south over the Tasman sea. I liked the 'z' shape in the composition, formed by following the mts down to the right into the sea, then left along the coastline, & back along the rocks heading right. More informatiom here:
"Punakaiki is best known for its Pancake Rocks and Blowholes. It is also the centre for Paparoa National Park - 30,000 ha of varied landscape from mountain tops to sea level. Punakaiki is one of the major tourist attractions on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand."
"These limestone rocks began forming 30 million years ago as tiny fragments of dead marine creatures such as bivalve shellfish and other molluscs, creating an even layer of sediment on the seabed. Earthquake action lifted the layers to the surface. The sea, wind and rain have since sculpted the unusual rock formations. As heavy swells thunder into caverns beneath the rocks, huge water spouts blast skywards through the blowholes. When high tides coincide with strong westerly winds, 15 metre foaming geysers can be seen."
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naxius (16685) 2005-02-21 3:36
Very good photo Christ. I like to see the very details texture of the rocks on the foreground.
Good light and DOF too.
RGatward (20060) 2005-02-21 3:45
Classic ChrisJ style shot, with a twist that could put it into a geography text book. Fascinating geological features.
greg64g (11193) 2005-02-21 3:46
I am very impressed how the forground is ! ,the light on it is very good, the compostion is very good, with a large diagonale and a typic and beautiful background
PixelTerror (0) 2005-02-21 3:54
The foreground rocks are amazing, it looks like watching a movie with a different interlacing, interesting geological creature. The apparently powerful waves add fresh air and dynamism. A bit dark on the whole, but I think it's a characteristic of the south island, so you're showing it the exact way !
Have a nice day,
JayP (381) 2005-02-21 4:03
Thanks Chris, you have just added another place to visit when we return to NZ later this year.
As usual, a well composed picture.
naret (826) 2005-02-21 4:09
Another nice picture from you. I like the detail of the rock and the curve of shoreline. This picture remind me that I have to go to Andaman to take a picture of seascape there.
cmartos (242) 2005-02-21 4:30
Again an old shot, but even older rocks, that's impressive. Wonderful catch, with these structured rocks in the foreground, much depth too, with the hazy mountains in the back. Thanks for sharing.
igorb (758) 2005-02-21 5:01
I like shots from New Zeeland, always something unexpected and this is something special by the formations at the coast.
supereira (9576) 2005-02-21 5:06
Great view.I like the composition and DOF.Great colors and contrasts.I like the light and sharpness.I like to see the very details texture of the rocks on the foreground.Good job!
cessy (13647) 2005-02-21 5:10
wow ... the rocks really amazing. very nice shot, Chris. very nice capture of this fabulous landscape, nice composition, and colors brown - blue, really marvelous
Wirraway (1985) 2005-02-21 5:52
Nice shot Chris,looks a very interesting place, good composition of the scene.
Zepi (22848) 2005-02-21 6:19
Magnifique paysage !
Que c’est beau !
Cette mer à l’air déchaînée !
C’est superbe ces rochers au premier plan !
Beau travail !
Amicalement – Sébastien
elihesamian (26149) 2005-02-21 7:37
Amazing texture in rocks,woww!
excellent sharpness and details and whata great view,fantastic POV,very nicely done,Chris,indeed it's an admirable shot,very well composed with a beautiful real colors which beautufully contrasted,nicely done,Chris,I like it.
Galmeida (12559) 2005-02-21 7:58
Interesting perspective and approach to these rocks texture. Good DOF, light and enquadrement.
Well done and thanks for sharing your work!
jhm (136072) 2005-02-21 8:11
Hi Chris, what a fantastic rocks, the relief in the rocks and lovely colours make a very nice composition, also the mountains on the background are splendid.
Kenny10pin (19301) 2005-02-21 8:46
superb lines and patterns in the foreground, really good take
Graal (95758) 2005-02-21 11:13
Beautiful, unusual place. Very good shot - composition, colours and contrast.I like this.
Fixfocus (9385) 2005-02-21 13:03
A classic compo with fore,mid,-and background.Excellent sharpnes that shows the surface of the rocks very good.
A beautiful and timeless landscape photo!
carper (96) 2005-02-21 13:05
very nice one Chris
I like the coastline, very good composition, good colours, I like the shot, good job
nwoehnl (122) 2005-02-21 13:51
Fascinating photo, Chris, and easy to understand where those unique rock formations got their name from. A well-contrasted shot with a nice depth as the eye wanders along the meandering shoreline towards the back. Also a good rendition of the dynamic tide.
weswang (18223) 2005-02-21 14:11
Hi Chris, Thanks for sharing this picture. I would never image a place like that. It looks like a place in a fiction.
I like your POV. The major wonder area and its environment can be seen clearly in this picture. Well composed picture.
avigur_11 (22069) 2005-02-21 17:32
Waht a beautiful pattern of the limestone rock. The way you filled half of the frames with the FG rocks is very effectivem, and it goes very nicely with soft colors of the ocean. A great old collection from NZ, Chris, very good job.
anakin (2775) 2005-02-21 18:52
Really good view, nice perspective and nice colours, good work
aznegrao (10316) 2005-02-21 20:12
Linda sequencia de natureza, amo essa da Nova Zelandia.
Otimo enquadramento, cores, e definição. A cor do ceu e as texturas com as interessantes rochas em primeiro plano são fantasticas. Gosto muito desse trabalho Chris Jules.
maphoto (8082) 2005-02-21 22:59
Wonderful landscape Chris, I particularly like the texture of the rocks in the foreground, beautiful sea and mountain view int he back, well seen.
bazal (7900) 2005-02-22 5:10
Impressive view on this famous pancake rocks. Interesting geological comments.
Very well done, Chris !
Janice (4403) 2005-06-05 5:15
A very popular tourist spot here at Punakaiki Chris. And you show them well too. The colours and details are very good. Well done, thank you.