Hello to my TE friends,
Sharing with you the morning sunrise over Cape Reinga which is at the tip of North Island! Here you are looking at Cape Maria Van Diemen at the far distance and the Werahi beach on the left!
Lashed by winds, pounded by surf and sand or soothed by the calm of sunlit days, the whole area of this northern tip of New Zealand has a wild and unpredictable nature! Around its shores sweep the currents of the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean which meet in a foaming swell of broken water over the Columbia Bank just west of Cape Reinga!
Maori had occupied Northland hundreds of years before Abel Tasman, sailed in for water to the Three Kings Islands on the eve of Epiphany 1643. He named the Islands after the biblical three wise men. He was the first European to sight North Cape and was also responsible for naming Cape Maria Van Diemen in honour of the Governor of Batavia's wife!
Captain Cook and the French captain Jean de Surveille sighted the north coast within a few days of each other in 1769!
Wishing every one a wonderful week!
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lousat (79912) 2009-05-05 13:11
Woow!! What a magic moment! The best moment whit the best light fo a best result.My friend,today you work is simply fantastic,you play very well whit the light and shadow for a georgious pic! Have a nice day and thanks to show us this beauty,Luciano
dta (69490) 2009-05-05 13:13
Hello Tony ,
A little tilt in the horizon line , but what a wonderful light ! I like a lot the contrast of the golden grass with the shady parts . The coastal landscape is beautiful , too .
PaulVDV (23417) 2009-05-05 13:19
Very beautiful light on that time of the morning. I really like the golden grass helmets on the foreground, the redbrown of the rocks in the sunlight and the blue of the sky and the ocean.
Best regards, Paul
bracasha75 (24585) 2009-05-05 13:32
What a beautiful morning ....
The scene is full with optimismus and positiv feelings
seiliv (317) 2009-05-05 13:38
Seems so futuristic, or shall we rather say original, in the meaning no touch of humans. It's like the big blockbuster adventure movies. Great light indeed, with this dark field in the front behind the grass that is touch by the first sunbeam this morning. Great lines to. My eyes got trapped in the photo.
johnmcc (126) 2009-05-05 13:53
I am a sucker for foreground grasses, particularly when they are so nicely growing with rays of sunshine sparkling. The depth of field is mighty fine. Thanks.
John from Mill Valley
emka (82678) 2009-05-05 14:46
What a lovely view! I like the velvet look of the grasses and the mossy stone behind. Splendid evening colours. Nice landscape.
cfreire (11741) 2009-05-05 16:39
This is shot is splendid, artistic and attractive. The plants in foreground with golden colors added a great interest for the capture. Beautiful job, my friend. Best regards, Consuelo
alftrek (3270) 2009-05-05 16:47
I think this has to be one of your best shot from NZ, stunning perspective and light. The FG grass definitely plays a pivotal role in making this a huge success.
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2009-05-05 17:36
Wow, what a beautiful light. You were there at the right time, no doubt about that. The foreground is a real eye catcher and without it the picture would be very average. For me, the only minor flaw is the tilted horizon. Otherwise, it is a great shot.
asajernigan (21372) 2009-05-05 17:41
This is a great shot of the shoreline at sunrise. The angle of the light is wonderful providing nice color and deep shadows. The sharpness and detail are outstanding here. Your composition is fine using the curve of the shoreline to lead the eye through the shot.
parbo (11092) 2009-05-05 18:08
Splendid effect of early morning lights just created an amazingly soft colored scene. Yellow touches at front, on hill and after the shore are very attractive. Great addition of shore with its typical white foamed, shallow waves. Congratulations.
avene (12675) 2009-05-05 20:12
what a beautiful image, Tony, I like a lot the play of golden light and shadows that add a great sense of depth to the scene. I see that others have already mentioned the tilted horizon, that's something you can easily correct. but the light! pure magic, and good idea to include the grass in the foreground to draw the attention to that light. beautiful, nothing more to add.
Muse (34942) 2009-05-06 0:44
Une superbe compo, de très belles couleurs et une lumière magnifique.
Un très beau paysage et un parfait cadrage
fulvio52 (8314) 2009-05-06 0:46
Superb light management, one that does great justice to a pristine, unique seascape. The icing on the cake are those grasses in foreground, they create immense depth of field and the light shining on them is simply fantastic. Wonderful job, my friend. TFS! Have a good day, I'll be seeing you. Hugs from Holland,
Longroute (19396) 2009-05-06 0:52
Great shot Tony!
This Cape is so fine and the early morning light makes it an enchanted place. the top feature - in my opinion- is those golden herbs in the fg lit by the sunshine which make a wonderful contrast both with the dark ground an the intense blue sky. A masterful composition rich in beautiful colours tones and atmosphere.
My best compliments,
vasilpro (41035) 2009-05-06 1:07
Amazing view, great composition with lovely colors and very good light management.
Have a nice day, Vasilis.
pablominto (53744) 2009-05-06 1:14
The fine light is blessing the straws with the golden hue, making them really stand out in the morning sun!
I'm sure this was a beautiful moment, even if the image conveys the atmosphere well there is nothing like being there...
Wonderful colour palette, where the blue tones make the palette complete!
Floydian (30970) 2009-05-06 2:02
Wonderful light, absolute stunning colours in this early morning composition which is also perfect with the bend along the shoreline. There is a small tilt on the horizon i think, but that's easy to correct.
I've not been that far north, but seeing this i can only regret i did not drive further north....beautiful place, wonderful moody picture.
npecanhuk (68238) 2009-05-06 3:11
I like this image a lot and the main reason for that is the time of the day you took it, with special sunlight hitting all the elements, specially this vegetation in the very foreground, together with a pretty well elaborated composition, obtained from a very well chosen high pov!
TFS - congratulations!
Best regards and greetings from Brazil,
John_F_Kennedy (43299) 2009-05-06 3:35
I like very much this well done composition with an interesting set of colours. A lovely view point. Well done.
buscape (6219) 2009-05-06 4:19
wow, what a beautiful morning light on this wonderful landscape. The play of soft morning light and shadows is perfectly captured. The POV is very well chosen and the grasses in the foreground help to create good depth. The colors are well saturated and I especially like the calm and eternal mood of your fine composition.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2009-05-06 4:47
The light lights the hills in a remarkable way, as well as dry grasses. The panorama is imposing, the colors are excellent and natural. congratulations.
Have a nice day
Royaldevon (31873) 2009-05-06 5:10
How good to have you posting again!
The light on this shot is truly amazing!
The low sun is painting the grasses with a golden light, and similarily some of the hills, whilst casting the rest into deep shade.
I love the blue of the sea and the matching sky with a hint of a haze separating them.
vincz (19113) 2009-05-06 5:20
Colours are so spectacul;ar, so nice. You were there exactly at the right time of the day. Excellent work.
Tue (28098) 2009-05-06 5:45
A wonderful view over the cape with such a gorgeous sunlight! It adds some great golden colours to the photo, especially on the grass, which stands out so well in the foreground. Thanks a lot for sharing!
JCG (35129) 2009-05-06 6:00
The first lights of the day are often most beautiful. It is the case here, a very pretty panorama and colors splendid, I like much the resting aspect of the landscape and this depth in the image. I appreciate the smoothness of foreground. Very beautiful photograph, thank you Tony.
With all my friendships of Versailles and with soon,
sagar (2410) 2009-05-06 7:27
As usual, a great photo to look at. A real beauty of a landscape, captured perfectly.
vmf-214 (1648) 2009-05-06 7:41
Beautiful morning sunrise scene, Nice lighting giving a wonderful golden glow to landscape and lovely blue sky,sea. Excellent sharpness and clarity. Great job Tony.
dareco (17134) 2009-05-06 8:27
Perfect timing!! Superb lighting! The colors are lovely and the composition is great. TFS
ciakgiak (30421) 2009-05-06 8:55
Hello Dear friend,
There's a magnificent light in this new your magnificent work. I like this seascape so perfectly composed and well balanced.
Another dream that you give us, congratulation.
ellelloo (6572) 2009-05-06 9:55
A wonderful shot with most beautiful morning colours and a lovely atmosphere! A nice composition where the foreground grasses give excellent sense of depth. The colour of the sea is amazing. Excellent work!
Gerrit (50748) 2009-05-06 10:01
wonderful wide view and what an excellent warm light in fore- and background.
Cricri (109761) 2009-05-06 10:44
Hi Tony, une petite absence bien récompenser
c'est un moment merveilleux ou la lumière du petit matin donne ses plus bel effet doré sur le paysage qui me plait beaucoup
Good evenin g for you
meltemi (0) 2009-05-06 10:46
it is always a big pleasure for me to look at your pictures from New Zealand. Great colours, super natural framing, nice, sharp, very well detailed foreground. It must be a heaven for photographers.
All the best.
dip (23764) 2009-05-06 11:06
wonderful photo with very good point of view and depth,
clarity and sharpness are great as well,
the sunlight gives amazing warm tones and you captured it excellent!
janusz2054 (2) 2009-05-06 11:07
Great picture with perfect POV and composition with the beautiful coast.Fantastic colours.Congratulations.
Kielia (23993) 2009-05-06 11:27
Hi Tony, dear friend,
an excellent composition! You have chosen an outstanding POV. The intensively blue colors and the warm light make it a very pleasant impression. Also the contrasts are very fascinating. TFS!
rodgerg (55767) 2009-05-06 11:28
This sea's landscape is superb with a very good depht of field. Beautiful POV with the warm color of the vegetation. The very good managment of light give nice colours and contrast.
Have a good evening,
Bluejeans (64249) 2009-05-06 13:58
Hello my friend , how are you ?
Que linda paisagem magnifica com estes tons dourados , a praia e linda , gostei muito deste primeiro plano com estas plantas em tons dourados , bonitos tons de azul , belo ponto de visão , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
sunamoon (10) 2009-05-06 15:21
Hi my friend Tony,
The light sea bream is impressive, the deep and your very attractive frame, the light balance is optimum! It is a capture that I have liked much! New Zealand great is a country very!
Warm regards from Spain,
Charo (51210) 2009-05-06 15:58
The shades of yellow that the sun reflected in the plants and the earth are precious. Light with a magnificent view spectacular.
Great job my friend!
paura (47166) 2009-05-06 16:09
Absolutely beautiful and produced image. Supperb lighting. Pure art, friend.
gunbud (34066) 2009-05-06 18:37
Gotta hang a star on this one!
The wonderful golden tones to the foreground reeds and distant hills are beautifully complimented by the vivid blue sky and sea.
The light here is so warm making this composition look like a fine painting.
axiotea (21649) 2009-05-06 22:04
A beautiful morning light which gave a fantastic contrast with the long shade in FG. I love to see these golden dry grass, the curve of the bay, the shape of the hills. A good sense of depth too!
I think, there is a slight tilt to the right but that's not a big deal ;)
shevchenko (18892) 2009-05-06 22:11
Nice to see your posting again, very beautiful morning scenery shining with golden sunlight, I like the tall weeds and long tides, good pov to show it all, attractive color, well done.
patdeph (35748) 2009-05-07 3:46
Wooowww!this is really splendid!I like how the morning light gives golden colours to the plants of the foreground ,and the superb contrast with the blue of the sea and the sky!The coast is very beautiful,well emphasized by your high POV!Wonderful!
siamesa (27753) 2009-05-07 5:41
It's absolutely marvelous. These golden plants in foreground are lovelies.Superb composition. TFS
Tobias__Ortmann (2638) 2009-05-07 7:23
Hi tony my friend,
wow I really like this one the colours are warm and very nice thanks to the sunrise
but also your composition is very good
Sistercosmo (242) 2009-05-07 9:35
I thought I commented some time ago, but it seems to have gotten lost... Wonderful light on those reeds in the foreground and the hills in the background. Very calm shot and a great note too.
Thanks and take good care!
BelCan75 (2201) 2009-05-07 12:43
Wow, what a nice shot! The light here is fantastic which leaves golden reflections on the landscape. I like the long feather grass in the foreground basting in the light. Excellent POV with great light and colours. Great work, Tony!
adores (39256) 2009-05-07 16:36
Beautiful landscape! The golden light of sunrise is just perfect here, especially because of the way it reflects on these plants in foreground - they're a great detail and really make the difference here.
ChrisJ (101844) 2009-05-07 18:38
Perfect sharpness & saturation, with good colour, a marvellous view from a high vantage point, & excellent lighting contrasts. Tfs!
skippy007 (12510) 2009-05-07 22:19
Ciao Tony, This is truly beautiful not only the view but that delicious warm sun has given it the Midas touch, touch of gold. The light on the hills & the grass in FG is splendid, I don't think you could have done better. My Compliments.
bakes888 (18499) 2009-05-08 3:12
Hi Tony. Hope it’s not too cold in AK! Absolutely beautiful photo! Wonderful light and colours. Good use of the ToiToi’s for FG and depth. Nice work and thanks for sharing.
Have a good weekend, Paul.
bobocortis (15988) 2009-05-08 4:09
The image is very contrasting but amazing, and these plants in the foreground are wonderful.
Even the waves are very beautiful as the sky of an intense color.
Scharan (14144) 2009-05-08 7:45
Luz encantadora que doura
toda a paisagem. AMEI.
Wandering_Dan (3449) 2009-05-08 9:11
This goes on my favorites list.
UlfE (14641) 2009-05-08 12:08
I am happy to see that you are back with your marvellous photos. This one where you really make use of the early morning lighting is superb. I love the sunlit grass against the dark shaded cliffs. The sea and the sky and rocky coast is a perfect background. TFS and have nice weekend!
leo61 (0) 2009-05-08 12:14
There is some noise in the sky and the horizon is tilted,but it`s a great shot and composition.You found a great foreground and POV.Wonderful light and great contrast between the land and the sea and sky.
Silvio1953 (126962) 2009-05-08 12:56
Ciao Tony, fascinating seascape with superb light and fantastic colors, splendid composition, very well done, bravo, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
Waylim (25368) 2009-05-09 0:41
Beautiful sunset light shining on this pampas glass, it glow like magic wand. Really one of your top photo, Good light, good compsition, tranquil and peaceful setting and landscape. There is a slight tilt at the horizon. That's an easy fix. Great work.
Photo65Net (43120) 2009-05-09 0:58
Wonderful mood in this landscape.
I like a lot the reuslt, great job,
Have a nice day,
Romatou (0) 2009-05-09 6:01
"I need to laugh, and when the sun is out
I've got something I can laugh about " .....
A scrap of paradise on Earth...
Very effective, you arrived at an excellent result. Superb light !
luighi (5297) 2009-05-09 7:58
Querido amigo Tony , hacia tiempo que no tenía ocasion de visitar tu galeria .Ya veo que sigues teniendo estupendas fotografias y excelente club de fans , te felicito , sigue asi.
Un saludo desde España.
Buen fin de semana.
Emile (20350) 2009-05-09 10:51
A magnificent composition created by the first rays of the sun, the presence of the high grass with golden tones in the foreground creates a good perspective with the beautiful landscape of the sea and the mountains in the background, very lovely place.
Un fuerte abrazo mi amigo.
jurek1951 (42190) 2009-05-09 12:40
Excellent contrast and presentation,
good colors and sharpness.Marvellous lighting,
yedirenk (11244) 2009-05-09 18:18
Hi dear friend Tony,
this is a superb nature scene with great colours and warm light.very beautiful untouched nature details and great infinity.nice sharpness and clarity.well done.TFS
wolf38 (31282) 2009-05-09 22:39
Hello Tony. First: Light and colors of this photo are fantastic. The landscape photo is a masterpiece, - for eye and soul. Excellent. Best regards, Wolfgang.
josepmarin (57837) 2009-05-10 3:13
Beautiful framing. The landscape that you shows us in the photo is absolutely impressive, deep and wild, but I think that the low light of the sunrise that you have used skilfully has a huge effect.
The composition is magnificent and very attractive, has a great light and a few beautiful colors. Congratulations!
Warmest regards from Barcelona,
cunejo200 (7281) 2009-05-10 4:13
Such a lovely picturesque vista Tony. One of your many bests. Can't find any flaws, so please accept my congratulations. Regards...Danilo
bema (26361) 2009-05-10 10:12
what a light, what a delicious view,, like it a lot..
once more a beautiful capture from that marvelous landscape..in just about an hour we will look here in Germany an tv-film about locations in new zealand (south island), i hope were will be also so great outlooks..
have a nice week, best regards Bernd
Jakab (3867) 2009-05-10 14:16
so very low rays of sun, certainly one of the first moments with daily colours! Very interesting and unusual effect enhanced excellently by the golden plants (like ligthing lamps in front of the still dark rocks) in the foreground. A unique experience!
danos (88913) 2009-05-11 4:40
i must say that this morning is absolutely perfect.I like the play of the light and the shadows in the foreground, as the tranquillity and the beauty that enchasing the place.Well done.
hay_kes (30472) 2009-05-11 7:32
Very impressive panorama.Colours, light and perspective are superb.TFS.
MarianneS (15338) 2009-05-11 12:14
A beautiful landscape. The light is creating a nice effect, showing the details of your foreground against the sea.
I regret the tilt of the horizon, it would be easy to correct. And perhaps some noise in the sky.
But the POV is superb!
stego (24030) 2009-05-13 5:22
The view is gorgeous, producing a great sense of expanse and "epic peace". And the light is absolutely fabulous, either on the grass of the FG or on the BG. It's a wonderful photo and only after a while I noticed that the horizon is quite tilted, so I guess it isn't so bad. I notice also some grain on the sky, but again, that's just a detail of little importance.
azaf1 (15929) 2009-05-14 6:14
Those sunlit straws in the fg are really a beauty and the terrific bg combines into a really attractive compo. The side light is really priceless in offering such nice colors and shadows. My apologies for being neglectful but end of year is really hectic for me and my students.
Have a lovely day and TFS
mphotographies (1976) 2009-05-15 1:01
Who makes any day as picture perfect as his 'gracious' Tony Ho! Your landscape images are effortless, you have one of the strongest visuals of NZ and beyond. You have endless landscapes and compulsively shooting beautifully that is. Lovely early morning shot, the golden light that blankets the horizon, fantastic 'cinematography' ultimately your exploration in nature will never end!
Have a great one ;)
ElAprendiz (30) 2009-05-17 6:03
My great friend, a harmonious composition, no doubt.
The spikes of the first plane, allow us to elevate the look to the bottom, to a spectacular, full of majesty.
Framing is perfect, completely covering the bay, and these rock formations which are divided between the sea and beach, and so typical of your country, refuezan balanced composition.
Regards from Colombia, John
Atousa (7131) 2009-05-18 4:46
Superb lighting here!its very well managed..I also like the compo with the plants in the FG.. great timing..peaceful n atmospheric..thanks for sharing.
Best regards, Atousa
siolaw (38292) 2009-05-19 2:16
You captured some fine light here, and specially with these FG reeds.
Great BG view too in superb colors.
ahmetgedikli (25508) 2009-05-24 5:49
Superb view... Very nice picture with the good colors and excellent light. Well done.
Have a fine sunday.
Hormon_Manyer (384) 2010-11-20 12:50
I don't know why you left all the Trek sites but I miss you MF and your beautiful NZ coastal photos. This one's excellent, too, with fantastic sunrise color tones and awesome composition. Probably the horizon's tilting a bit to right but the exposure's perfect and the overall view's quite pleasant. Great job, wonderful visual impact. Congrats and tfs.
Best regards, László
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- Date Taken: 2009-02-08
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