Hi all. This is Nugget Point light house. Located approx twenty KM’s south of Balcluther on the south coast of NZ’s south island. Nugget Point is at the north eastern end of a stretch of coastline known as the Catlins, a wild and natural part of NZ.
Taken just before sunrise with the camera mounted on a monopod.
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robertosalguero (246) 2009-06-25 0:19
Inspirational beauty! This is an excellent composition. Your placement of the lighthouse and the soft tones of the early morning give this composition a pleasant feeling. Good details and light. Thanks for sharing Paul :-)
jimkil (1706) 2009-06-25 0:21
I think I remember Henks version from here, I like the soft tones and the preson walking the way. Awesome cloud formations, well handled exposures.
aadilj (18102) 2009-06-25 0:47
Fabulous scene and a fascinating composition that makes it all appear so surreal and intensely beautiful. I like the use of the gentle hues and the width
papagolf21 (93020) 2009-06-25 1:06
Bonjour, mon ami Paul,
Tu as le talent de nous présenter de merveilleuses images. J'apprécie comme il se doit cette très belle prise de vue. J'imagine cette image faisant l'objet de la couverture d'un livre ou d'une jaquette d'un disque de musique classique.
Budapestman (82620) 2009-06-25 1:24
Amazing shot. The composition of the photo is very spectacular, great POV and depth. The beautiful lights adds a lot to the romantic mood, Congratulations. Tfs! Have a nice day!
sevy (15367) 2009-06-25 1:25
Nice composition with the track used to drive the look up to the lighthouse.
I like also the blur of movement put on the clouds what is drawing a particular ambiance to this photo.
dareco (17134) 2009-06-25 3:30
I love this pathway leading in. Very nice lighting and detail. A beautiful sky. TFS
phwall (6785) 2009-06-25 3:37
It's a cracker of a shot mate.
Wonderful POV and the composition is perfect. How about the colour in the sky, superb.
Wish I could give you ten points for this one.
npecanhuk (71938) 2009-06-25 3:58
Astounding picture with so many quite interesting and truly beautiful elements that were so wonderfully composed!
Sharpness is suitable to the image, exposure is perfect, colors are magnificent!
TFS - congratulations!
Fellini (6407) 2009-06-25 4:01
very impressive point of view and very fine management of light. I love the deep composition, teh result is a suggestive atmosphere.
delkoo (68) 2009-06-25 4:09
Great photo. Well composed with excellent depth and perspective. Good colour and details also in spite of the dull light.
jhm (146546) 2009-06-25 5:01
Nugget Point light house, you was together with our Dutch friend Henk, a very good photographer.
Fine and quiet picture, the misty atmosphere care for a nice photograph. Nice composition and good presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Gerrit (51684) 2009-06-25 5:18
there is a sort of Irish or Scottish atmosphere in this great view towards this lighthouse and its fabulous setting. Great work.
ChrisJ (107039) 2009-06-25 7:02
Subtle sunset colours, a superb high pov & nice repetition of the rocky islets at right. Good sharpness & diffused light, too. Tfs!
chpp (4281) 2009-06-25 8:09
excellent shot, love the deep perspective with the light house at the end. the sky add a nice mood to the shot
stego (24132) 2009-06-25 9:35
A magical moment in a very beautiful place. You made a wonderful compo,using the shape of the cape, the lighthouse, the rocks and, very important, the light. I like how the lighthouse seems to "command" the sky.
JCG (35129) 2009-06-25 10:06
A magic sunrise, very superb photograph and beautiful management of the parameter of the image, I like much this moment of calm and serenity. This sky is splendid and your choice of framing gives much of depth to the image. A good artistic eye, thank you Paul.
With all my friendships and with soon,
Kielia (24077) 2009-06-25 11:18
it is not only this beautiful light before sunrise that makes this impression very attractive, it is also the perspective. Very fascinating colors, the sky is amazing! TFS!
lucasgalodoido (21706) 2009-06-25 14:27
nice shot, and interesting the lighthouse on the mountain top. The soft and cold colors was very good too. Great shot.
jmcl (14535) 2009-06-25 19:41
Tremendous sense of dimension and vastness .. beautiful exposure on the water .. love the gray tone .. very nice.
P.S. If you want to see a prime example of the word hypocrite compare my previous critique of you to my latest image .. if the pot were any blacker it would be a black hole : )
gneufeld (15890) 2009-06-25 20:50
Nice shot - I like how the trail gently leads us to the lighthouse in the distance. Great perspective and well managed light in difficult conditions. TFS. Gerald
berek (45329) 2009-06-25 21:20
its great composition. the road location is successfully. it takes to target points with us.
beautiful soft colors and light.
jjcordier (79289) 2009-06-25 23:03
Superbe photographie aux teintes splendides. L'endroit est magnifique et la composition très réussie.
Graal (101082) 2009-06-25 23:35
beautiful view, good presentation. I like the colours and composition. Fine perspective and glance on the lighthouse. Well photojob.
mauro61 (52855) 2009-06-26 0:51
spettacolare questa immagine !!
La stradina che porta al faro sul picco dà una grande profondita e le luci del cielo al tramonto sono una meraviglia, bravissimo
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-06-26 0:57
Wonderful perspective of the Nugget Point. Excellent colours and sharpness.
Very well handled the light. Good photojob
Have a nice weekend
patdeph (35748) 2009-06-26 3:21
the place is splendid,and you have chosen an excellent POV to show it,annd have decentered the rock!The light is fantastic and give very nice bluish tones!Wonderful!
Urs (14082) 2009-06-26 3:34
Nugget points, did you found some gold there? Most probably not, otherwise you would not post the picture, it would give away where to find gold ... On a more serious you have produces a very intense shot with the way up to the lighthouse,a very dramatic sky with vibrant as well as bold colors. Well done
Have a nice weekend
Giorgio (11279) 2009-06-26 4:49
- Splendid place and spendid composition with this PoV Paul, fantastic light at this hour, true sweet color, excellent idea for the long exposure, well done!
Have a nice weekend.
Clementi (52514) 2009-06-26 4:56
splendid perspective created from the road that it brings to the lighthouse, I like the effect silk of the sea, thanks to the long time of exposure. perfect management of the light and beautiful colors.
danyy (0) 2009-06-26 6:15
une composition parfaite, cadrée comme il le faut, avec le placement adéquat, joli ciel et bonne profondeur, mais surtout des lumières bien calibrées et des couleurs reposantes.
feather (51130) 2009-06-26 7:52
Beautiful shot with lovely colours and atmosphere thanks to the rising sun. Well composed with the path to the lighthouse emerging from the left corner and leading the eye all the way to the pinnacle of the lighthouse. The rocks also play an important role in the composition as they parallel the the side of the hill to also lead the eye in the right directon.
We've booked NZ next year but we don't get to the South coast
rodgerg (55767) 2009-06-26 10:35
Congratulations for this excellent and well balanced composition. The way on th left learn gradually our glance to discovery and to the farmhouse. The depht of the right is very good. I like too the light which a strange athmospher.
Have a nice WE,
xuaxo (6846) 2009-06-26 12:51
Amazing view, with the natural light (and clouds) very well related to the lighthouse.
maximage (15535) 2009-06-26 13:25
Un paysage magnifique, magique, baigné dans une superbe lumière. C'est très beau j'aime beaucoup.
Flavia (10352) 2009-06-27 2:59
Beautiful dramatic sky over this charming light-house. Perfect composition with the path on th left guiding the eyes! Nice sunset mood.
gildasjan (42906) 2009-06-27 3:46
Superbe ce petit phare sur ce monticule rocheux.Le rendu des couleurs de cette image est très agréable.
Have a nice day
anokutan (15097) 2009-06-27 9:02
Amazing shot. The composition of the photo is very spectacular, great POV and depth.
anesugur (18789) 2009-06-27 13:22
Beautiful POV, very nice light and colors.
I like your composition.
Thanks and best wishes. Uğur
jmdias (59942) 2009-06-27 18:32
excellent pov, the way that goes to the lighthouse is nicely put in the scenery. marvelous details like the texture of the sky and the rocks in the sea. soft and ellegant light and colors. beautiful place and a compo nicely done. congratulations
cunejo200 (7281) 2009-06-28 1:15
This is teeming with charm Paul. Fantastic lighting and exposure. I do like the lead-in provided by the diagonal road. Best regards...
darek1978 (13361) 2009-06-28 8:57
This seascape is really pleasant and very well composed. The white lighthouse is an eye-catcher element in this splendid scene. I like lighthouses a lot I must admit. Seeing your photos is always a pleasure, so thanks for sharing!
toto (0) 2009-06-28 13:35
belle photo de cette pointe qui s' enfonce dans votre photo en meme temps que le chemin qui permet de se rendre au phare.
Jolies couleurs, belle lumière donné par ce coucher de soleil superbe.
Nicou (133256) 2009-06-29 1:18
Grandiose image, cet epron rocheux qaui avance dans la merc avec le beau chemin, le phare blan, le tout dans un ciel de re^ve, une merveille.
Braov et amitié
emka (89207) 2009-06-29 2:13
Marvelous evening photo of this point. Impressive view of this lighthouse lookin so small on the tip of the promontory. The path leads us nicely there. Beautiful colours and a great composition.
danos (92458) 2009-06-29 2:34
really nice this Nugget point that someone can see on the far end of the horizon.I like the perspective and the depth that created from the narrow alley and lead the eye to the light house.The subdued light, with the sun still painting pastoral colors in the clouds makes this a memorable shot.
Have a nice week,Danos
Cricri (113509) 2009-06-29 4:31
Impressionnant POV, j'aime le cadrage avec les rochers sur l'eau, un côté sauvage qui me plait et un ciel superbe
Good day for you
sabermonajati (10833) 2009-06-29 5:16
i like to be here.
here is realy dreamly place.
man in road have nice harmony whit landscape.
best regard for paul.
Bluejeans (64251) 2009-06-29 5:43
Ola Paul ,
Que lugar lindo com este farol no alto desta rocha , o céu estava fantástico com uma bela textura de nuvens , bom enquadramento da foto com este caminho a levar o nosso olha para o farol , boa luz e cores, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Didi (59628) 2009-06-29 9:11
Very interesting perspective on the lighthouse
Very nice soft sky on the early morning.
I appreciate this peacefull ambiance.
Waylim (25442) 2009-06-29 9:20
I just happened to look at one of the old Traveler Magazine with featuring NZ and Nugget Point was on their cover. I was just thinking I should try to make a plan to come here in the near future. Looking at this image only wish I could be there ealier. Fantastic light, sunset, with beautiful cloud, great composition with the path leading us to the lighthouse and beyond. Simply breath taking scene beautifully taken.
bernardec (2235) 2009-06-29 10:19
décidément la nouvelle zelande est un pays magnifique!
trés beau coucher de soleil sur un lieu merveilleux!
merci du partage
alvaraalto (6177) 2009-06-29 13:37
This looks to me a lovely place to visit. A nice walk, beautiful view and a real place to philosophy about life. You chose an excellent moment of the day to make a picture of it.
vmf-214 (1648) 2009-06-29 14:35
Wonderful POV of Nugget point at sunrise with path leading up to the lighthouse, Beautiful colors in the sky and great details in this image. A peaceful feeling early in the morning thanks for sharing Paul.
alainh (35583) 2009-06-29 21:04
the Paul's touch ! splendid
i like the softness of your post-traitement, the place you let to the sky, the diagonal of the way and the little persone? it's a very beautiful work, Paul
josepmarin (58085) 2009-06-30 1:28
An impressive place with a great beauty, very well caught in this good framing.
The luminosity of the dawn with the Sun almost appearing behind the horizon line, the clouds, the elegance of the lighthouse on this coastal landscape, the winding way and the walker, they create a very beautiful composition and with a technical impeccable execution.
Dyerco (10185) 2009-06-30 7:17
You have captured excellent light on the FG and the lighthouse and there is no mistaking the leading line to the lighthouse. It looks like there is a light on the horizon on the right hand side.
macondo (18971) 2009-06-30 10:32
Nice early morning shot, with good detail captured in the shadows, and a lovely cloud formation above the first glowing signs of the sun coming up. The rocks make this spot special, I think. The water has a pleasing metallic gleam to it. Nice work.
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2009-06-30 14:54
Excellent compo with the path guiding us inside the picture. Well done.
Did you use a ND filter???
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2009-07-01 3:12
Great composition and superb colours in this shot. It is very, very beautiful. Well done.
John_F_Kennedy (43537) 2009-07-01 3:35
Good illustration of this impressive landscape. The exposure and focus is good with great sharpness. I like this sky full of wind. Well done.
batalay (37433) 2009-07-01 4:47
The image is exquisitely composed, with the lighthouse sitting atop the conical precipice. The slow shutter speed (1/5 second) appears to be just right for the exposure, especially in creating a smoother view of the ocean. It is successful in conveying an atmosphere of tranquility.
pablominto (53746) 2009-07-02 0:42
By picking a site like this they could save construction resources as they didn't have to build the towers that tall..!
And it makes a picturesque scene for photography, which you make well use of here...
Amazing colours this time of day, the blue hour..!
bema (26407) 2009-07-02 22:47
it´s always fascinating for me to see lighthouses at the end of some locations, beautiful small way up there to walk, great pov and fascinating colors..
have a fien weekend, best regards Bernd
giorgimer (34941) 2009-07-03 0:18
really amazing landscape, I love this view, particularly the street to the lighthous and its position on the peak.
jafadabret (56501) 2009-07-05 23:10
Cette photo est celle d'un jour qui commence dans la paix et la sérénité sur un paysage d'une grande beauté.
gunbud (34066) 2009-07-06 21:20
Fantastic shot with a wonderful POV.
Love the depth created by the long winding path to the the lovely lighthouse that enjoys a brilliant backdrop of gold and blue of the brilliant morning sky.
skippy007 (12510) 2009-07-06 23:16
Hello Paul, I came across another lighthouse after you comment when you critiqued mine but I didn't realize that you had posted one as well. I like the soft morning tones and the inclusion of the person in red walking along the path. Fantastic cloud formation & natural colouring in the sky, nice composition with the path leading to the well placed lighthouse,exposures well handled. Nugget is or was also a shoe polish.
BelCan75 (2201) 2009-07-07 15:48
Wonderful shot with such an amazing view. I like the pathway leading up to the lighthouse, this creates a lot of depth. Great light, beautiful colours and good details. Great work!
axiotea (21649) 2009-07-10 21:46
Love the effect of the WA and the way you've presented the light house perched on the promontory! A fantastic sky as well providing a perfect BG.
Have a nice week-end
Charo (51210) 2009-07-12 18:30
What a beautiful photo!
I love the little lighthouse at the end of the road, under a splendid sky.
Excellent composition and depth. Great atmosphere!
My best wishes.
Angshu (56738) 2009-07-12 21:20
Is this not the place from where Henk had shared a couple of pictures in TE? This is of course a different view with the path providing a fine perspective leading up to the lighthouse, against the subtle sunset colours of the sky. Like the silky effect on the water as well! Good work!
Greg1949 (9011) 2009-07-18 6:22
Paul, I like these long shoth that have lead in, like the path in this case. Well done, nice lighting and a superb perspective. Great work.
PixelTerror (0) 2009-07-21 0:13
A spectacular place and a well composed image, it seems the lighthouse commands the clouds
Have a nice day jY
sunamoon (10) 2009-07-24 10:45
Preciosa perpsectiva y sobre todo la luz!!! Que cielo tan espectacular y trayectoria de la imagen con el camino, la profunidad y equilibrio optimo, me encanta! La agrego a mis favoritas fotos! Buen trabajo!
barni (15751) 2009-08-03 12:51
La lumière à l'horizon est très belle.
siolaw (38292) 2009-08-13 0:01
Pleasant luminosity and colors, and the right POV, for this off-center compo... A nice spot well presented.
litiancai (1048) 2009-08-19 3:07
If all goes well I'll make it to this area before January - I've just applied for New Zealand residence!, although I don't know where we'll settle down yet.
Fine shot - the juxtaposition of the headland, rising from the foreground against the sky, descending from the top of the photo makes a dynamic composition. The sunrise colours are attractive and I like how you've managed to maintain detail in the foreground shooting into a relatively strong back light.
Fine image :)
All the best
lestans (17152) 2009-08-20 6:32
greatr view, great atmosphera. Bravo!!
xavshot (69835) 2009-08-21 1:54
très belle luminosité et couleurs dans cette image. l'exposition est bien gérée et l'ensemble est superbe;
carper (96) 2009-08-21 7:50
fantastic one Paul,
a marvelous one, good balance fine atmosphere, a great photo, my compliments Paul, have a good weekend.
Vato_Law (12720) 2009-08-23 3:33
what a beauty of a photo you have here! this pathway leading for the strongest anchoring point of the photo, is also great to add depth to it.
Also like the subtle light all along it, and the smoothness of this beautiful sky.
A photo we only have to sit and enjoy the rest is there just for our joy.
testmaniac (13508) 2009-08-23 9:47
Hi Paul,very attractive photo with great colors and photo quality! Wonderful view and place!
CeccoPhoto (2717) 2009-08-23 23:37
is unnecessary say you that this photo is beautiful?
The photo is suberbe, all details are good.
The POV, the Colurs the atmosphere.
Very good shot.
kiks (11785) 2009-10-14 11:09
Fantastic shot withe soft tones and very good lines that realy lead the eye into the lighthouse and the sunset clouds.
plimrn (21344) 2009-10-16 14:44
I love the way you captured the path leading to the lighthouse, in spite of the difficult light. The inverted pyramid of cloud provides balance for the nugget of land. It sounds like a wonderful drive to get there as well.
macjake (63122) 2009-11-27 2:27
I can find only one negative about this wonderful photo..and that some burning near and around the lighthouse.
the composition is superb, with a charming walkway leading to the lighthouse.
the cloud formations are eyestriking.
Have a great day
Longroute (19396) 2009-11-30 1:16
this point is really... a point! (:-) And surey is the delight of every seascape lover like myself. It gave you the chance to create a very well arranged composition with several interesting and fine elements beside the lighthouse itself. The path is one of those which gives a lovely sense of perspesctive and distance, and the scattered rocks at the right are just the right amount of complexity in a very simple image. Last but not least: the colours in the sky and the clouds are the features which most create a dreaming atmosphere.
danielz (82) 2010-12-10 23:51
I like this photo. Composition and colors are great. This place look realy cool, and I would like to see it in real also.
Keep a great work.
- Copyright: Paul Bakker (bakes888) (18499)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-04-25
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Sony Alpha 700, Carl Zeiss ZA 16-80
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/5 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2009-06-25 0:16
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