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Colony by Dee-T Colony by Dee-T
Motukiekie Beach
New Zealand

A brief FAQ:
1) Where is this ? West coast of new zealand a few miles north of Rapahoe
2) How do you get down to this beach? Just past the 10 mile creek bend heading north, there's a small pullout with a fisheries sign. A short steep path gives access to the southern end of the beach
3) Is the beach always like this ? Nope - it is very tide dependent and views like this are only possible at the nadir of low tide - and try to make sure it's a very low tide!
4) Will I get wet? Yes! despite low tide, waves will still come at you over this shelf submerging it entirely and jumping off means you will be even deeper.
5) Was it worth it? YES!
6) Are there nudists in the area? ummm yea, on our first visit we were leaving after dark with our 2 year old on my back. Instead of clambering up, we knocked on the door of someone's house to ask if we could walk through their nicely stepped backyard. We were greeted with a friendly but bottoms down nude guy ushering us through......

A video of Charlotte's wanderings in New Zealand can be found here :
Charlotte walks New Zealand and Sydney

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John-Peter Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
What filters did you use to achieve the perfect exposure both in land and sky? I was wondering about buy a Hoya NDx400. What you think about?
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Dee-T Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
this was an exposure blend - I could not have used filters out here while getting swamped!
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John-Peter Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic! Thanks a lot for the info, Dylan :)
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Faraleigh Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Student Writer
Those sea stars make the rock look like lava. It's amazing how such simple things can create such elaborate illusions. :) Getting those islands(???) in the background was a brilliant addition to the composition! Adds some great texture, color, depth, and height. Of course, it might've been impossible to NOT get them in the shot! :lol:
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Dee-T Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
once you're out there, you can't help but notice them for that hour the tide allows
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v242 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Bloody incredible.

Again, makes me think that the South Island of New Zealand is the most beautiful place on earth.
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Dee-T Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
it would be  close ;)
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v242 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
:D
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augenweide Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
featured: augenweide.deviantart.com/jour…
have a nice weekend !
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Baher-Amin Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
superb
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