New Zealand Canterbury Mackenzie District
by Ian Stehbens
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bdeh, on May 23, 2011, said:
Wow, this is a beautiful picture Ian. Very nice the late (or early) sunrays at the wet beach. LIKE! Greetings Berend
jeff_msn123, on May 23, 2011, said:
Nearly B&W shot. Great! LIKE
Cheers from Hong Kong, Jeff
Ian Stehbens, on May 23, 2011, said:
I am delighted that you like this, and I was also delighted when I saw the image for the first time. It is as good as I had hoped, though I wasn't sure that photgraphing directly into the reflected glare would produce a satsifying image.
These wide shallows lie behind a long gravel bank, Boulder Bank, one of the distinctive elements of the wide Tasman Bay.
Tasman Bay is sheltered from the open Southern Ocean to the west of South Island, and the open Pacific which is to the east. The swell that reaches into the Bay mostly comes from the west refracted around the recurved spit, Farewell Spit.
Some swell comes directly from the north, from storms in the Tasman Sea. Boulder Bank then provides the sheltered haven, pictured at low tide.
I guess all things maritime have an appeal to you.
Thanks and greetings,
This is somewhat of a recurring theme for me. I have come home from Timor Leste, Tonga, England and many other places with similar images, but this is the first using a high sun glare directly, so producing the almost B&W photo that you like.
YOu must try it too.
Ahmet Bekir, on May 28, 2011, said:
Indeed wonderful shot and artistic image Ian,
liked naturally, hope you doing well my friend....
best wishes from Macedonia, Ahmet Bekir
LangThang, on May 29, 2011, said:
very nice foto
Ian Stehbens, on May 29, 2011, said:
Thank you LangThang.
I am going well, my friend. Plenty of challenges and with them comes fulfilment. And I appreciate your comments on the photo. Warm greetings from Brisbane.
Ahmet Bekir, on May 29, 2011, said:
Glad hearing good news from you dear Ian, I canceled my going to MIT university for next week, because of my obligations here in Skopje and little bit sad for that, but life is so....best wishes to you from north hemisphere ;), Ahmet
beegood, on May 30, 2011, said:
This beautiful picture is like saying good bye - because you don't see the source of the light, only it's memory .... but tere will be another morning :)
Warmest greetings Ian* ~ Maja ~~~~~
Ian Stehbens, on May 31, 2011, said:
Keep up the good work in Skopje, and those other opportunities for travel will surely flow. I am busy in Brisbane at the moment, between our time in NZ and a few months in Tonga again, come July.
I love your artistic and poetic way of reading images and landscapes, Maja... and life for that matter. And there certainly has been another morning, another tide and another shimmer, yet the boat is still there! Like an old friend... and this one rests only between riding on the waves ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~~
beegood, on May 31, 2011, said:
A boat that rests on the shore is safe deare Ian ~ but this is not what the boat was made for.....
I came back to this lovely peaceful shore after one day, and the shimmer hadn't gone. I wish it remains with us for ever ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
And the poet is in the poetry, like a storyteller is in the story. May the waltz be long and the shimmer remain always. Blessings.
Keep one waltz for me, though.
~~~ Ian ~~~
Brindza Teréz, on June 2, 2011, said:
Ian Stehbens, on June 2, 2011, said:
Thank you for expressing your joy, Teréz.
Hoàng Khai Nhan, on June 3, 2011, said:
Love the lighting of this nice shot. Greetings.
Ian Stehbens, on June 4, 2011, said:
And I appreciate your visit and delight, Hoàng Khai Nhan. Best wishes from Australia,
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