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A glance at paradise

A glance at paradise
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Copyright: Hans Spruijt (GreenBaron) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3009 W: 919 N: 12213] (52777)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-20
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D70s, Sigma 18-50 3.5-5.6 DC, Hitachi4GBMicrodrive, Hama 58mm circular polarizer
Exposure: f/9.5, 1/350 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: New Zealand experience 2008/2009
Date Submitted: 2009-02-09 7:09
Viewed: 2461
Points: 56
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A glance at paradise

While hiking through the forest of the Albert Tasman National Park on the NZ South Island I encountered some awesome views of bays and beaches. Almost abandoned, no noise just one with the nature.

Well this is such a view and well Te Pukatea Bay which is opposite of The Anchorage Bay.

Anyway a fine hike with wonderful panorama's. Hope you enjoy this view as much as I did.

PP work: leveling horizon, small crop, adjustment of brightness and contrast. Resized and sharpened.

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  • Adri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 520 W: 26 N: 1877] (12221)
  • [2009-02-09 7:14]

Hoi Hans,
Tja, dit kun je met recht een paradijs noemen!
Wat een schitterende plek en wat heb je die weer mooi vastgelegd!
De kleuren, de compo, het standpunt: klasse hoor!

TFS en groet uit Renesse,

Hi Hans,
Yes, definitely it's like paradise. Wonderful POV from this edge of the forest, a very lovely bay. I especially like the colour of the water and the fresh impression of the dense forest right at the coast. Splendid! TFS.

Hi Hans,
Ziet er prachtig uit,zeker zo van boven af.
Echt een heel mooie baai met een heerlijk zwemwater,(geen haai tezien :-)Mooie opname!

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  • tojav Gold Star Critiquer [C: 114 W: 0 N: 0] (886)
  • [2009-02-09 7:22]

Hi Hans,
Beauty, blue and calm water. Quiet gulf. Your picture pleases to me. I congratulate.

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  • bupga Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 6 N: 406] (2982)
  • [2009-02-09 7:28]

A very nice framing shot Hans, it convey to the curves lines of seashores. Sharp and detailed image, another quality pic from your work. Well done.



another impressive shot coming from you...fine details and sharpness are well seen..good job for this one..tfs


hello hans!
very nice view on the lagoon, really looks like paradise. beautiful turquoise colors and natural framework of the branches.

Hi Hans,
the view from here is excellent - making the most of what looks like a clear crisp day in terms of visibility.
Great natural colour, sharpness and tones.

best regards, Daniel

Sensational spot and great perspective Hans.
Well done with the natural framing on the sides.
A fabulous sunny feeling. Well done.
- Vincent

You are SO right Hansie! PARADISE! I could spend the rest of my life..right there...as long as I had C*N*N and internet connection! HAHA! Nice comp on this! The curve of the bay frames the beautiful water!

Great POV Hans, a fine capture. Did you walk the complete track?

Regards Mark :)

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  • Margy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 103 W: 6 N: 221] (2520)
  • [2009-02-09 10:20]

Hallo Hans,

Wat een prachtige plek weer!
Heel mooi vastgelegd vanaf een goed standpunt.
Mooi kleurenverloop van het water.

Groetjes, Marga

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2009-02-09 10:43]

Hi Hansie, wow, what a place and you only had a short time there too.
I can imagine camping down there all over summer - with a boat to go out and fish in. And hardly any people around - wonderful
Great shot MF

Hi Hans
absolutely excellent view, great POV but the colours are wonderful;
great place for a rest, nature, sun, water what we want more...

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  • timtim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 934 W: 105 N: 608] (10187)
  • [2009-02-09 11:31]
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WOW beautiful shot
How much of the Able tasman track did you walk?

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2009-02-09 11:41]

Merhaba myfriend dear Hans...
A beautiful shot scane... A superb colors and focus..bravo..selamlar

The Abel Tasman is probably one of the most picturesque national parks NZ has - maybe not as spectacular as Fiordland or as touristy as Rotorua, but sooo relaxing and pretty.

You captured a fine view of one of its little bays here, beautiful colours and lovely detail, I can almost smell the fresh air!


Great photo Hans, the water colour is superb, you certainly made the most of your time here.


Hoi Hans,
Prachtig landschap met mooi licht, gezien vanuit een perfect POV. Erg mooi zoals de krul van de baai tot z'n recht komt. Ook heb je een natuurlijk frame weten te verkrijgen. Mooi werk weer.

Hi Hans,
WoW! What a beautiful place!! Excellent composition and landscape, great colours and sharpness, Excellent Point of View and lovely details.
Excellent done.

Wow, this looks like a place where I could while away days and days!! Looks so peaceful and serene - definitely paradise. Fantastic color throughout. Great shot Hans.

Hi Hans,

I like all of the different curves in your photo. The blues of the water are magnificent and very inviting. Looks like a peaceful, relaxing, place.


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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2009-02-09 20:08]

Hi Hans,
The water looks so inviting that I feel like jumping in! Yes, a small bit of paradise.

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2009-02-09 21:50]

What a place Hans... walking trough the snow I'm jealous:):):)
Good capture of beautiful landscape!

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2009-02-09 23:47]

yes, this must be from paradise !
Superb colors, superb curve.


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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-02-10 5:49]

Hi Hans

An attractive crescent shaped, 'horsehoe' beach, taken from a superb high pov. Good colour saturation, & sharpness. Tfs!

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-02-10 6:13]

Good morning Hans
I too would enjoy such a place, to drop anchor and just bask in the scenery.
Great job of composing.

BTW I understood what you meant about my grandisle farm. I sacrificed the little bit of road which would have no doubt looked better to make sure the placement was rule of thirds. I guess there are times when you have to compromise and will remember your suggestion in the future. Thank you .

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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2009-02-11 10:12]
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Oh..you have captured a stunning shot here Hansie, these are the beautiful places in New Zealand, and no one around, dont ya just love that!.

Wonderful colours of New Zealand... great shot my friend.

And as Linda said... all you need is a CANON and an internet connection...maybe a beer or two would help as well!


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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2009-02-14 5:57]

If theres a heaven,this could be a good example Hans,this contains all the cliches of the perfect holiday-spot,bravo!


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