This was taken at first light the morning before Waitangi & the Bay of Islands close call with cyclone Wilma.
Location – the mouth of the Waitangi River, Paihia, Bay of Islands New Zealand.
Please view large.

Camera: Fuji HS10, 1/160, F/5.6,
Exposure pro manual. ISO 100.


waitangi, river, paihia, bay of islands, new zealand, dawn, first light


  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfover 3 years ago

    Excellent shot,beautiful light Roy.

  • Thank you for the compliments Colin. Are you a bit of a night owl as by my reckoning your time is eleven fifteen pm as we are on daylight saving time making us thirteen hours ahead of you.

    – Roy Massicks

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 3 years ago

    As you say, Roy, the calm before the storm! Lovely colours!

  • Many thanks David.

    – Roy Massicks

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2over 3 years ago

  • Thank you Sarnia.

    – Roy Massicks

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    Wow that is stunning Roy, fantastic Capture.

  • Thank you Andrea – I spent half an hour clutching my tripod running from one side of the bridge to the other to take pictures.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Angela Gannicott
    Angela Gannicottover 3 years ago

    Very peaceful. Lovely work.

  • Glad you like it Angela – than you very much.

    – Roy Massicks

  • EdsMum
    EdsMumover 3 years ago

    Congratulations on lovely feature, 31/01/2011… Shirley

  • Thank you for the feature, I am flattered. That morning I was running backwards & forwards like a one-armed paperhanger – the light was changing all the time.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Lanis Rossi
    Lanis Rossiover 3 years ago

    Capture! Well Done!

  • Thank you for your comment Lanis – much appreciated.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Dayonda
    Dayondaover 3 years ago

    Would you consider going throuh the bother of a little quiz to join Mornings & Evenings — Sunbeams & Storms? This would be GREAT entry!
    TIA, Dayonda

  • Thank you for your invitation Dayonda, i would very much like to join and have answered your quiz, hopefully correctly. Roy

    – Roy Massicks

  • EdsMum
    EdsMumover 3 years ago

    It was well worth all the running and is a wonderful picture…Shirley

  • Thank you Shirley, I appreciate your comments.

    A bit of jogging wouldn’t do me any harm !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Sharksladie
    Sharksladieover 3 years ago

    Beautiful shot Roy :)

  • Appreciate your comment Stephanie.

    – Roy Massicks

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