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Taken from Te Kopuru looking across the Wairoa River towards the distant hills of Tangowahine. My father had a farm on those hills and in the valley mainly cattle, sadly he died when I was about 6 years old and my mother was forced to sell the farm - a neighbouring farmer bought it and most of the stock. When I went back to NZ I drove up the valley to see if I could remember where the farm was and to see if I could see the old farmhouse, it was strange I new immediately when I got to the farm the farmhouse sits on a hill with wonderful views and is mainly a ruin now. I remembered the name of the neighbouring farmers so I rang them on the off chance that they were still farming the land - eureka they were so excited to speak to me it was the son who now farmed the land and he remembered my parents and me, I rode to school on a horse with his sister. I was taken on a tour around the farm on the back of a quad bike, we went up to the to the top (or nearly the top) of those distant hills to look down on the farm and the old house. It was so surreal and I hoped my father could see me looking in wonder at the very beautiful valley that he farmed. I remembered to much even though I was so young - there is even a large paddock called Macky Flats - my maiden name.

Thank you for looking
Kate

Camera:Nikon D800 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 24-70 2.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:New Zealand Dawn
Username:katieb katieb
Uploaded:4 Aug 2013 - 6:06 PM
Tags:Landscape / travel, New zealand, North Island. wairoa river
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edrhodes
edrhodes  9521 forum posts United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 6:09 PM

Must have been wonderful for you Kate.

Ed.

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2013 - 6:10 PM

Beautifully enchanting.

P.

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 6:11 PM

A fine image Kate and great it worked out that you got to see the farm again - some way to see it on a quad bike too.

Regards Richard

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fazzer e2 Member 534 forum postsfazzer vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 6:59 PM

Beautiful image

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pink  111593 forum posts United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 7:59 PM

The thumbnail does not do it any justice, great detail throughout, love it
Ian

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Briwooly  8452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2013 - 4:34 PM

Great shot and wonderful memories

Brian....................

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5 Aug 2013 - 6:24 PM

Superb pastels!
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5 Aug 2013 - 7:00 PM

Very subtle, very beautiful.

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