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Posted by
Margie (Auckland, New Zealand) on 28 October 2008 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

Auckland has around 50 volcanoes. Rangitoto is the largest and most recently formed, emerging from the sea about 600 years ago.

Any hints, tips, constructive criticism or comments are welcome and appreciated.

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, CA, United States

ooh what i wouldn't give to be that person on this wonderful beach! beautiful, warm light -- beautiful scenery... just dreamy!

28 Oct 2008 6:43am

@dj.tigersprout: Hey thanks DJ. Spring has been a bit disappointing so far but this particular day was lovely.

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Nice composition, and I'm happy to know more about New Zealand and its volcanoes.

28 Oct 2008 6:48am

@Calusarus: Thank you for the visit and comment, Calusarus.

Anthony Lambert from Germany

You are so lucky living in New Zealand,what a scene !! Well framed.

28 Oct 2008 7:43am

@Anthony Lambert: Yeah we think we are pretty lucky Anthony. : )
Thanks for the comment!

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

It looks so peaceful! :-)

28 Oct 2008 5:54pm

@MadScientist: Well actually it was pretty busy! Or maybe I should say "busy for New Zealand". It was taken at an inner city/suburban beach and this particular day was beautiful after a long period of rain and wind. So everybody was out enjoying the sun. I had to wait a little while to get this shot.

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

Cleverly & nicely composed.

28 Oct 2008 8:10pm

@Ted: Thank you for the kind comment Ted

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

I need to get out my old school books . . assuming this one was recorded way back then !!

28 Oct 2008 9:43pm

@Ronnie 2¢: Gosh...just how old are you, Ronnie?! : )
Thanks for the visit!

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

Nicely framed shot, it looks like paradise. Are there any active volcanoes...?

29 Oct 2008 3:01am

@Observing: Well, according to GeoNet (which monitors geological activity in NZ) "Auckland’s existing volcanoes are unlikely to become active again, but the Auckland Volcanic Field itself is young and still active."
So I guess that means a new one could pop up somewhere...
Thanks for the comment and visit, Mike.

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Great human study along a beautiful stretch of beach, Margie - well done.

29 Oct 2008 3:46am

Kelela from Upland, United States

Absolutely awesome! Love how you framed the composition and the stories beyond the leaves. Very cool.

18 Nov 2008 12:07am

FLOOG from United Kingdom

An idyllic scene captured so beautifully.

Love the framing with those branches, and the composition is superb. I'd love to be walking on that beach right now.

19 Nov 2008 2:07pm