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Doubtful Sound

Doubtful Sound
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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: 2009-01-26
Categories: Nature, Mood
Camera: Nikon D70s, SIGMA 28-70mm F2.8-4, Hitachi4GBMicrodrive, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/19, 1/180 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Travelogue: New Zealand experience 2008/2009
Date Submitted: 2009-02-21 9:06
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Doubtful Sound

When entering the coach which would bring me to the Doubtful Sound I asked the driver: Īs this the one to the Doubtful?" His answer was funny and spot on: "For sure it is!". Anyway, my trip to this very beatyful part of New Zealand was awesome. Great views, dispite the cloudy weather. The clouds were a wonderful part of the panorama's. Here the view from the Wilmot pass, the only access to the sound by road.

The trip ove rthe sound was gorgeous. Maybe I will post some pictures from this trip.

PP work: adjusted contrast, saturation and brightness. Resized and sharpened. Add small frame.

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WOW! A killer shot Hansie! Excellent view here. There is nothing doubtful about this! It's awesome! I love the lower light. I see just a teenie OE in upper right corner in the clouds, but I forgive..B-)
Did you get my emails...they are very interesting eh?

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  • Jan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 451 W: 139 N: 813] (5358)
  • [2009-02-21 10:40]

Hoi Hans!!
Dit is een prachtige foto! Het lijkt wel of de wolken zich een weg willen vinden door het dal....
Mooie kleurschakering!!!

ps. Ik kreeg je kaart op Valentijnsdag, dus bedankt voor je liefdevolle geschenk.:)

Captain James Cook sighted the entrance to Doubtful Sound on his first voyage to New Zealand in 1770. He called the place Doubtful Harbour. He did not enter the fiord because he was doubtful of his exit back to sea.

Great photo Hans, has a forboding, mysterious look to it.



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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2009-02-21 11:32]

Kia ora Hans - and good morning from Aotearoa.
The clouds do make this scene look even better. Even the ripples on the water show up - super image MF.
I am so pleased you liked visitng this area of NZ.
Did you visit the power station at Manapouri as well?

WOW great shot
like the clouds
little dark in front and spot of OE in cloud
But otherwise real nice

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2009-02-21 13:33]

The sun "'wrestling"'through the clouds,giving a mixed glance on the land,you took the right moment!.


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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2009-02-21 19:07]

Hi Hans, Your photographs from NZ are truely stunning, better than many we see on posters and calenders etc. I suggest you approach some publisher there and see if they can use some of your images. This POV is good as it shows such a length of the waterway but is still clear/sharp from front to back. As an ex-Kiwi, i like this series a lot. Good job, as they say in the classics. Murray.

what i noticed first is the tree trunk, 2nd the river and than the surrounding.. fantastic work again.. view to die for.. beautiful shot, Hans.. love this colour.. good one..

regards, terry

Fantastic PoV Hans, very dramatic shot

Hoi Hans.
Schitterende landschap foto van dit stukje hemelse natuur.
Daar kan je met wisselende weersgesteldheden de nodige verschillende foto'van kunnen maken.
Gisteren waren wij bij de zus van Meri, waarvan de zoon in NZ woont.
De nodige foto's en mooie verhalen weer over gehoord.
Moeten we toch ook maar eens gaan kijken.
Groeten, Jan

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2009-02-22 7:55]

Merhaba dear Hans....
Beautiful view,great POV.Nice colours and very good lighting.

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2009-02-22 14:28]

Absolutely fantastic view!
Lord of the Rings ....
Wonderful and well presented.
Thnaks for sharing Hans.
Janek Kloss

Hi Hans,
This is a fantastic vista on this fiord! Well composed image with a good perspective and rendering of light despite the hard conditions of weather.
I hope you don't mind if I propose you a workshop!
propose you a workshop.
Bravo Annie

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2009-02-23 0:09]

wow, how beeeeeeeeeeeeeeautiful !!!

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