Making sense of my photography hobby in retirement

Daybreak – Takapuna Beach

This is another image taken of the dawn light on 5 January at Takapuna Beach. The sun is just breaking over the horizon and the day soon brightens into another great summer’s day.  Friends comment that this is a summer like we used to have when we were children.  Maybe they are right, but maybe also life was simpler then. In a larger version of this picture one can just make out the outline of a small cruise ship in front of the island at left on the horizon as it enters the Waitemata Harbour and the Port of Auckland. It is the height of the cruise season and barely a day goes by that at least one ship visits Auckland as part of a Pacific cruise.

Sony Alpha DSLR – A200, 1/40 sec, F 11, ISO 100, Sigma DT 18-200 lens at 28 mm

2 responses

  1. We live in a very beautiful city in a wonderful country you have captured Taka at its best

    January 7, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    • Thank you Tony. It is a joy to be on the beach at the start of the day, no matter what the weather. It is always a place to look forward to coming back to.

      January 7, 2010 at 9:59 pm

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