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Tauranga Island



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LoanaLMP
 
LoanaLMP January 29, 2014
Wow! Beautiful!
lito
 
lito February 24, 2014
Great shot!
symesie04
 
symesie04 February 25, 2014
Absolutely fabulous. Love the way the clouds and see create a narrow border. A great little oasis.
akhtarkhan
 
akhtarkhan February 25, 2014
Amazing find, wonderful view, splendid capture. Congrats on the feature.
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta February 25, 2014
Gorgeous shot of lovely small green island. Congratulations.
catini
 
catini February 25, 2014
Very nice, congrats on your feature!
drakkardarkblade
 
drakkardarkblade February 25, 2014
congrats, fantastic, please check out my works
WileKyK PRO+
 
WileKyK February 25, 2014
Awesome use of motion in this shot. Congratulations on your Feature!
isstoossay PRO
 
isstoossay February 25, 2014
Really cool, and almost... creepy. Can't explain it! Well done.
Jcraftphotography
 
Jcraftphotography February 25, 2014
Fantastic!
Lewisia_rediviva PRO
 
Lewisia_rediviva February 25, 2014
Very beautiful! Where exactly is it?
iceman2
 
iceman2 February 25, 2014
Excellent clarity in this beautiful capture.Congrats!
VHiggins
 
VHiggins February 25, 2014
beautiful....what an awesome sky! congratulations!
stamatispappas
 
stamatispappas February 25, 2014
Nice place, and great photo!
Dmullanephotography
 
Dmullanephotography February 25, 2014
Nice shot
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 February 25, 2014
Beautiful capture! Congrats!
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 February 25, 2014
Oh this is beautiful...Congrats! :)
joecrofton
 
joecrofton February 25, 2014
Stunning, youv'e captured a brooding tranquil atmosphere aswell as a beautiful gem of a landscape
ericvesier
 
ericvesier February 25, 2014
Dazzling photo..
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 February 25, 2014
Congratulations on your Featured award .. lovely composition .. awesome sky
gusmangming
 
gusmangming February 25, 2014
amazing
markaament
 
markaament February 25, 2014
beautiful shot Barb, congrats on the homepage exposure!!
BowmanLifeStudios
 
BowmanLifeStudios February 25, 2014
This is a beautiful landscape shot, love the clouds and the water! Excellent job!
philipbebbington
 
philipbebbington February 26, 2014
Stunning and beautiful landscape image,love the tones in this shot. Congrats
susannejordan
 
susannejordan February 26, 2014
So beautiful!!! :-)
zebra_party
 
zebra_party February 26, 2014
thats so amazing i hope some day i could become as good as you *u*
Ruth_J_Hufford
 
Ruth_J_Hufford February 28, 2014
This is one of the most beautiful shots I have ever seen..
saurilhutabarat
 
saurilhutabarat March 01, 2014
Great shot.. congratulation
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter March 01, 2014
Beautiful image. Congrats. - Jake
carolyns PRO
 
carolyns March 02, 2014
Beautiful capture ...the cloud and sea textures give it such impact - And it must be in my country with the name Tauranga. Think it might be Mount Maunganui?? There was a major fire there a few years ago which is probably where the green treeless part is.
reelwoman PRO+
 
reelwoman March 03, 2014
Beautiful! Congrats!
saravana_photography
 
saravana_photography March 08, 2014
wow
jimbailey
 
jimbailey March 09, 2014
I love how the water and sky look similar nice shot!
JoseV
 
JoseV November 26, 2014
Beautiful.
DVallas PRO+
 
DVallas December 21, 2014
Oh, to have a personal island...great capture
vojce PRO+
 
vojce May 19, 2015
fantastic shot congrats
tobraider
 
tobraider June 11, 2015
Lovely!!!
albertofertillo
 
albertofertillo July 29, 2015
woww, great!
sws49er
 
sws49er August 17, 2015
Absolutely stunning!
nandicmb
 
nandicmb October 07, 2015
Congratulations on your Contest Finalist win in Resource Travel Inspiration Photo Contest vol1!

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Behind The Lens

Location
I was on a 14 day New Zealand/Australia cruise and we were pulling into dock at Tauranga, NZ New Zealand is such an incredible place to take photographs.
Time
The sun had not come up yet. I believe it was about 5 a.m.
Lighting
I was intrigued with the way the light was playing off the clouds and water.
Equipment
I had a tripod set up with my Nikon D3S and 14-24mm lens on it. I was bracketing shots so I could do an HDR picture as I felt the view would work well with that process.
Inspiration
The lighting and the water along with the green on the island was just breathtaking. It was so quiet and peaceful. I just felt this would be a keeper shot.
Editing
I did run the bracketed pictures through Photomatix Pro and then did some minor tweaking afterward with Lightroom and I believe at the time Topaz software.
In my camera bag
Currently I have the Fuji XT-1
Feedback
I give all the credit for this picture to the awesome teachings of Trey Ratcliff @ Stuckincustoms.com He is an incredible teacher and I've learned so much from him. February 2013 I spent a week with him back in New Zealand for a workshop. He's so gracious and giving. I highly recommend learning anything you can from Trey if you are interested in HDR photography.

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