Western Bay Road

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Comments (19)

Steve Paxton on July 7, 2009

Tony is that your car i see on the western bay road while you took the photo. ah the green green hills of home. soon. steve

annanz on July 7, 2009

Nice foto Tony, cheers Anna

AnonymousKiwi on July 7, 2009

Western Bay I can believe, but Road? That's a beach, Tony.... LOL


ƤōƝƓ-undecided for n… on July 7, 2009

Did you put your camera on the road, Tony?

Greetings from Thailand

Tony Reid on July 8, 2009

Steve - My car was behind me when I took this shot.

Anna - The lovely Wairarapa coast!

Lisa - OK, It's a beach road! More of a track across the shingle to the baches.

Worapong - No, just held it as normal.

Cheers, Tony

Absolutely Positively Wellington

Marcel Mlinarić - CR… on July 9, 2009

Great sky! :)

MaryAlice on July 9, 2009


This is a TRICK photo!

Amazing! Let me explain. When I first pulled it up, it looked as though it was looking down the center line of a rode, and that there was a wicked curvature on the right side. ( very out of proportion-like.)

Then after reading all of the comments, and what you wrote back, I took a closer look, only to suddenly discover that it was a beach all around, and what I 8thought8 was a center line was actually the very narrow road it's self. Can you see what I'm seeing here? I am still entranced with how this can appear two ways.

That's wicked! I hope you don't think I'm nuts! I can still see it both ways.

Too cool!

Best regards,

Mary Alice

AnonymousKiwi on July 9, 2009

Now that you mention it, Mary Alice, I see what you mean. You're not nuts, be assured. :D


Gabor Retei on July 9, 2009

It is a very nice picture Tony and I think the ladies are right...'

Kindest regards, Gabe

AnonymousKiwi on July 10, 2009

'erm - of course the ladies are right...


Tony Reid on July 10, 2009

Marcel - Thank you! Its a great beach, too!.

Cheers, Tony in New Zealand

Tony Reid on July 10, 2009

Mary Alice, Lisa and Gabe (USA, NZ & Canada)

First off, thank for commenting on my shot of Western Bay Road.

I can see what you mean about it looking like a very wide road, with a center line and a wicked bend at the right!

In fact it is a very wide (and long) beach made of black, volcanic sand. The "center line" is the "road - just a semi-permanent track across the sands.

Well spotted! I would of never of seen that myself, as I knew it was sand.

Cheers, Tony in New Zealand

Tony Reid on July 10, 2009

Mary Alice, Lisa and Gabe

PS Here is another view of the same beach taken a little further along.

Cheers, Tony in New Zealand

Harry Taggart on July 12, 2009

Great Shot tony, and I,ve been on a lot worse unsealed roads in the South Island, this one looks very reasonable, and there,s the chance that the Sea will keep the dust down. cheers scally.

Tony Reid on July 12, 2009

This is basically compressed sand and shingle, Scally. There are a couple of streams that cut across it too.

Cheers, Tony in New Zealand

whoelius on July 17, 2009

What a beautiful landscape.

-=gatyi=- on July 17, 2009

Very good atmosphere, photo, Tony!

Best regards gatyi

Tony Reid on July 18, 2009

John - Its a very quiet beach!

Whoelius - A beautiful part of the country.

gatyi - Thank you for your comments. Glad you like it.

Cheers, Tony in New Zealand

Tony Reid on July 22, 2009

Never been surfing around the Wairarapa beaches, Jacqui. Those waves can get right up when the weather gets going!

Cheers, Tony in New Zealand

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 7, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Tony Reid
    • Camera: Canon EOS 300D DIGITAL
    • Taken on 2008/11/09 09:53:44
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 17.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/10.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash