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Coromandel Coastline

By Guernseydan  
It's amazing what you come across sometimes.

During a pre-dawn exploration of Hahei I stumbled across a composition I instantly recognised from the Lee adverts. I have no intention of trying to claim this for my own as the incredibly talented David Noton has all the rights for this shot and besides, his is by far and a way better!! It's just my take on this fabulous composition he discovered.

Thanks for looking


Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: David_Gus, richardwheel, sut68 and 29 more

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David_Gus 9 19
3 Nov 2008 12:50PM
Great shot all the same and right enough the composition is fantastic.


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richardwheel 12 217 2 England
3 Nov 2008 12:50PM
somewhere I'd love to see and photograph myself...instantly recognisable but every photographer who went here would do the same. Cracking photo Smile
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
3 Nov 2008 12:51PM
Recognised the location instantly Dan and a fine shot it is too in its own right!!!

pmorgan 11 217 13 England
3 Nov 2008 1:09PM
Reckon Lee would have just have happily used this one Dan if they had seen it first!

MikeBonsall 12 474 3 Guernsey
3 Nov 2008 1:30PM
Hi Dan

I wasn't familiar with David Noton's version but have just checked it out. He was certainly blessed with a better sky but you've done a great job here given the conditions!

Guernseydan 11 37 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2008 2:07PM
Thanks everyone.

I knew I had to get the pre-dawn glow in due to the lack of sky and I hope that's what sets it apart. It was incredibly difficult to expose given the range of light and I must have taken at least 5-10 frames until I was happy.

It's bizzare as well just how much private land there is in this region of NZ, I struggled to get any access to the cliffs despite the huge possibilities I could see in the distance.............frustrating!

3 Nov 2008 2:16PM
Hi Dan, your work is perfect..Like it very much...Dimitre
Syl 9
3 Nov 2008 2:26PM
WOW just fabulous!
PatrickSmith 13 1.2k 2 United States
3 Nov 2008 3:56PM
Nobody owns this but you! Yes I also get frustrated at private land like this. Very thoughtfully composed.

oll1e Plus
11 57 2 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2008 4:41PM
a damm fine shot Dan,had no idea about the private land though.The cmposition is wonderful ,i think you have put your own stamp on this fine view
garymcparland 11 341 3 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2008 4:42PM
Thought it looked familiar, great take on it Dan.

martinl 14 269 2 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2008 5:10PM
If it's good enough for Mr Noton, it would be more than good enough for me!
JohnLynch 10 78 6 Ireland
3 Nov 2008 10:42PM
top shot from the lee series of adverts - very good rendition!

Guernseydan 11 37 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2008 9:23AM
It's very unclear until you get there that the land is private. I had mapped the area out on google earth and had seen a set of caves and sea stack further around the coastline but when I drove there I came across gated driveways and didn't feel comfortable, as a tourist, asking people if I could go on their land!!

A shame but all the same it is a truly beautiful retirement dream!!

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