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    Hatfields NZ Beach Image

    One Small North Auckland Beach A scenic photo image, yet unexpected from this small beach with the coastal road passing alongside. This is a beach that is often overlooked by traffic heading into the northern region of New Zealand. With the Wenderholm Regional Park only 5 mins further north I guess it is understandable that many people would bypass Hatfields, but I can tell you that I continue to be surprised at some of the cool images I capture while visiting Hatfields. Great Elements for Beach Photography. Although the road is right there and can be busy with traffic, Hatfields has trees for shade, nice sand and is a cool…

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    NZ Pohutukawa The Ultimate Tree Image

    Maybe if your a visitor to NZ one of the memories you will take back with you will be the great sprawling trees on our beaches. The NZ Pohutukawa Tree. I have written this post, yes to share more images, but the main aim is to just admire the amazing Pohutukawa Trees that line many of our Kiwi beaches. I fondly remember many summers climbing, swinging and enjoying a Picnic lunch beneath the great Pohutukawa Tree. Useful as they hold the grass bank and sea cliffs together with massive roots and many branches sprawling out. This tree is is another of natures great natural sculptures and a favourite icon of…

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    Coastal Walk NZ Ti Point North Auckland

    I Enjoyed a Walk at the Beginning of the Week at Ti Point. Check out a Coastal Walk NZ. Having lived in the North Auckland region most of my life I had never attempted the Ti Point coastal walk until now. With the summer in it’s prime, walking amongst the native fauna seemed to be a good idea. I have to confess I walked about 40min each way and did not walk the full distance. I would have continued but even on the shaded track, the day was extremely hot and there is not really opportunities to take a swim. The coast is extremely scenic yet also extremely rocky, so…

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    Compare Beach Image NZ

    Compare a Beach Image North of Auckland NZ I was wondering on this wet and windy day what would make a great post. I have so many beach images. Then I thought why not compare beach images and look at different coasts, Islands and beaches as they are all so unique in their own special way. This post will be more about images than writing so lets just take the visual tour. An Image View It is quite interesting checking the beaches out in a row as above. They are all different and unique and I love visiting all of beaches and they are all within a drive of Auckland…

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    Weekend Escape West Auckland Beach NZ

    The Auckland Beach Secret Paradise Looking for a quiet spot on the Auckland Coast? If you want to go somewhere quiet, a place where you leave the car to walk a short and secluded bush path to your private accommodation perched on the edge of a visual paradise, read on. The views were so overwhelming to me. I dropped my bags and grabbed for the camera. This was my weekend at Anawhata Beach, West Auckland. We stayed at Keddle House. Built-in the 1930s with the essence of character to match. We had a great weekend exploring the bush, hills and beach. A Photographers Dream Naturally, I spent the entire weekend…

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    Tips for Great Beach Images

    Enjoy Taking Beach Photos? Check out my Top Tips and come away from your holiday with great beach photos. I went out to the beach a week ago for a walk and to see if I could get some sunrise images. This Truly is the golden hour for me. The sea is often calm and the sun as it rises leaves an amazing golden glow For a fun post I decides to share some tips for taking images at the beach. I have learnt these myself along the way. There are days when you go to the beach and the day is drab, dull the sea looks uninteresting maybe there…

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    Matheson’s Bay North Auckland

    Everyone has a favourite beach, right? The local beach that I choose to go to above all the others is Matheson’s Bay. Maybe this is because the water is crisp and clear, or maybe it is because you always can have a decent swim there. Whatever my reason this beach has been the go-to since I was a kid. What’s Matheson’s Bay like? Matheson’s Bay is a small bay. There are two small car parks. Two entrances. One car park also opens up to a large grass area that runs alongside the estuary. The road going down to this parking is short narrow and windy. No good for campers. The…

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    Lockdown online Beach Art

    What do you do when you cannot go to the beach for days and then weeks? Not so much beach art but playing with photos really. Just bit of fun. A slightly artistic way to create an unusual image. See what you think. I know, a bit silly really. But this is only one crazy thing I have done during lock down so far. I decided to post them here so I could also share a cool free tool that you can play with too. lunaPic I am glad that I found this in the nick of time. Just before we were locked in. This is great for someone who…

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    Your Escape Post

    Hi everyone. My heart goes out to all of those closely effected by COVID-19 at the moment. If you are locked inside, too scared to leave the house or just plain freaked at this time. You are not alone as we all feel that way. We are all suffering from a range of new emotions as we find ourselves in a situation like no other that we have experienced in the past. Fear of the unknown. An unknown future. We want everything to go back to normal. We want this mess to be over yet we worry that we are at the beginning of a very long and rocky stretch.…

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    A Visual Paradise Langs Beach NZ

    I was lucky last weekend to spend an amazing weekend at Langs Beach Langs Beach is located about 1- 1/2 hrs from Auckland. Located between Mangawhai Beach and Waipu Beach.  It has been a quick visit on a day trip for us before, and even then I loved the beach, but this is the first time that I have stayed there. Accommodation for our Weekend. I have written about past accommodation on previous posts and again I chose to go through Bookabach. After searching online for many hours I chose a house positioned at Langs north that offered a private bush track down to the beach and also offered views…

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    Hiking for an Image NZ

    Photography, the hobby that gets you walking. Hiking for an image is mainstream for me. When I set off with my camera I often also have my backpack, a muesli bar, water bottle, togs and my hiking shoes. The Perfect Image Needs the perfect vantage point. When it comes to the coast and taking photos, you are best to take many images and from many angles I have found. This means walking, taking not only close up photos but also long distance for the best vantage spot that you can access. It is always fun when you do have this option and when there are accessible tracks to hike on.…

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    Pakiri Beach NZ

    Early Morning Ocean View at Pakiri Beach If you love to surf and you live in the North Auckland Region then you will have been to Pakiri Beach. Getting to Pakiri Beach It can be a bit of a mission especially if you are unfamiliar with driving on windy, rough metal roads. There are a couple of different travel routes and they may not be as trialling as travelling via the Leigh road. But I can only offer information from this morning’s experience of travelling this route. This morning I grabbed the cameras and headed from Warkworth out to Leigh via Matakana Rd. The road to Leigh is ok a…