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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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:iconjohn-peter:
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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:iconjohn-peter:
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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:icondee-t:
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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da-phil Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing capture dylan! also the video with your little girl is amazing. i envy you for being able to do all these things together with your family ;)
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:icondee-t:
Dee-T Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
thanks phil! we hope to keep doing these family trips , though if #2 comes, might be hard lol
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da-phil Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
i see what you mean, now at least one of you can be the photographer while the other one keeps an eye on the little one ;)
when the second one arrives, you only have to bring more adult family members, so that still one of you is able to do the photographers work :P
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:icondee-t:
Dee-T Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Haha very true ;) Grandparents adore her so some bribery could be involved!
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello!
You have been featured in my "Best of May"-feature!
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Please check it out and give a favourite if you enjoyed it! :aww:
Have a nice week :rose:
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:icondee-t:
Dee-T Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
thanks for the feature ;)
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:iconlomatic:
lomatic Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing ! definitely going down South soon ...
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:icondee-t:
Dee-T Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
yep, its worth your time :)
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:iconlomatic:
lomatic Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Sweet :)
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:iconromylyn:
Romylyn Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Stunning atmosphere ... GREAT JOB :)
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OutlawNinja Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Truly wondrous shot!!
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:icondee-t:
Dee-T Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
thanks mate!
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dragonsong17 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! I love the backdrop of the stormy sky!
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pirateladyinmaine Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
this is so lovely and I love the spots of orange!
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:icondee-t:
Dee-T Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
thanks again!
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e-M-D-e Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
:D So you met very nice nudists :D
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:icondee-t:
Dee-T Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
he was a bit grumpy :P
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:icone-m-d-e:
e-M-D-e Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
:)
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MarcoBrambini Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is simply wonderfull! :O
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marrciano Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Fine captured
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Vipallica Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Very nice capture! This very bright orange is a very nice contrast to the dark rocks
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