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    The power of the sea

    Living next to a (big boring static) lake I get the urge every now and again to take off and and visit the coast. Here are a few shots from down the bottom of New Zealand's South Island (Curio and Porpoise Bay).


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    Re: The power of the sea

    Hi Steve,

    Some good shots there, my favourites are #2 and #4.

    Was it raining in #5?
    The sky in #4 suggests it may have been, as does the sea surface (in #5).
    I ask because of the slightly peculiar shoreline, very dark compared to the land immediately behind, but I just noticed it is shot into the sun, so that probably explains it.

    Cheers,

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    Very nice series Steve
    We were taken to Curio Bay as children, I think I have a circa 1960's shot of me as a toddler near those rocks!....which will not see the light of day nor scanner

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    Re: The power of the sea

    Quote Originally Posted by wilgk View Post
    I think I have a circa 1960's shot of me as a toddler near those rocks!....which will not see the light of day nor scanner
    Go on. That's the next themed competition - The nicest pictures of members as a child.

    Steve's comments about needing a 'fix' of coast reminds me of one the advantages of being in a small country. You guys in BIG countries have these challenges. In Scotland, nobody lives more than 23 miles (I think that's right) from the sea/ocean. It does mean that people such as us who like to make pictures have a diverse array of landscape options available with relatively short distances. We don't have to travel for hours and hours to get to mountains, or cities, or shorelines, etc.

    Now all I've got to do is learn to make good pictures of all that scenery!

    ps - Steve. A super set, as normal
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    #1 #2 you should try Poldhu Cove at 6am, being a midlander the only bit if sea I ever saw was Blackpool which is like a black pool, but then I was enchanted by a magical roar and green water you could see fish in. #1 is my favourite.

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    Re: The power of the sea

    Nice series Steve, and #4 is brilliant. I love the bright sun in the foreground, with the background shadowed. Great eye!

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    Nice!!! #1 gets my vote #2 a close second.

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    Re: The power of the sea

    Nice shots, love that greenery in the third shot. Great capture of the waves.

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    Re: The power of the sea

    Shot two was the WOW shot for me due to the clearness and colour of the water. The last shot just made me want to live there. We have beaches, but they tend to be shorter and rockier.

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    Re: The power of the sea

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    Was it raining in #5?
    The sky in #4 suggests it may have been, as does the sea surface (in #5).
    I ask because of the slightly peculiar shoreline, very dark compared to the land immediately behind, but I just noticed it is shot into the sun, so that probably explains it.

    Cheers,
    Hi Dave, no not raining, just shooting into the setting sun and probably a bit of sea spray coming across from the other bay to the left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilgk View Post
    Very nice series Steve
    We were taken to Curio Bay as children, I think I have a circa 1960's shot of me as a toddler near those rocks!....which will not see the light of day nor scanner
    Kay - do you remember the fossilised trees on the rocks at curio bay? Fascinating place (I think). You can see very distinct tree trunks in the rocks. This plaque will explain it better than I can:

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    Re: The power of the sea

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve H View Post
    Hi Dave, no not raining, just shooting into the setting sun and probably a bit of sea spray coming across from the other bay to the left.

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    I really like this one Steve, it quite literally has lead-in 'lines', as if one can walk down the path, turn right, onto the beach, turn left and keep going
    (need to keep an eye on the tide though?)

    Is the sunlit 'mist' I see in the distance actually ocean spray from another bay on the left (sunny) side of the land you are standing on?

    Thanks,

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    Re: The power of the sea

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve H View Post
    Kay - do you remember the fossilised trees on the rocks at curio bay? Fascinating place (I think). You can see very distinct tree trunks in the rocks.

    Hi Steve - yes I remember, and now always enjoy returning 'home' so now with the benefit of age - I appreciate what we have/had!
    e.g now as a tourist I would pay money to go into Milford and yet we had school camps annually at Deep Cove
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    Re: The power of the sea

    All lovely pictures, Steve, but I particularly loved #2. You get a feel for the real power of the sea. While we are on the Curio Bay thing here is my picture of the same site, complete with fossilised logs. Taken in more clement weather.

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