Love is Autumn on a deserted beach....... by Roy  Massicks

Love is Autumn on a deserted beach....... by 

Tapotupotu bay just before the rain set in for the Easter weekend. These two people caught my eye.
This lovely bay is approx 3km from Cape Reinga, about the most northerly point of the North Island, New Zealand.
Twenty five years ago we used to haul our caravan with a 4 × 4, 441 kms from Auckland. The last hour and a half of this was on gravel roads which thankfully now have been sealed. But of course, there are many more visitors now. We would spend four weeks a year over the Christmas break until our children decided they no longer wanted to holiday with Mum and Dad !
A photograph taken 25 yrs ago at this spot of our
German Shepherd can be seen enjoying the holiday also.

Fuji HS10 at 6.3mm,1/400, f/8, mode – manual, iso 200,

Single RAW image tone mapped in Photomatix.

Please view large.


  • georgieboy98
    georgieboy98almost 4 years ago

    You’ve caught the moodiness of the scene perfectly here Roy and including those foreground grasses was an inspirarion. Those people look as though they might be getting very wet very soon!

  • Thank you peter – I do like a foreground of grasses or leaves. They would have been very wet as we were !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Kathy Baccari
    Kathy Baccarialmost 4 years ago

  • Thank you Kathy.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Deb Gibbons
    Deb Gibbonsalmost 4 years ago

    wonderful Roy – I am now a major fan of New Zealand after my recent holiday!

  • Many thanks Deb – when we become part of Australia you’ll be able to come over here at a reduced rate……lol!

    – Roy Massicks

  • snapitnc
    snapitncalmost 4 years ago

    fantastic shot roy,that just looks like it could be in england,cheers mike

  • Thank you Mike – England….naa, not quite as the temperature was still up in the low twenties and we are in our last month of Autumn now………lol!

    – Roy Massicks

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 4 years ago

    I love some of the beaches in NZ, lovely capture Roy.

  • Many thanks Andrea – this one is extra special as it has a crystal clear stream at one end and our dogs and kids used to love it.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfalmost 4 years ago

    Stunning Roy and lovely HDR work!

  • Thank you Colin – it hasn’t really changed much in twenty five years except for the amount of people. The coaches take tourists down there now for a BBQ lunch – they were rained out I’m afraid ! Shame that….lol!

    – Roy Massicks

  • Thank you also for the favourite Colin.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...almost 4 years ago

    beautiful picture Roy!

  • Many thanks Charmiene. These two just caught my eye.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Charmiene – nearly forgot – thank you very much for the favourite too.

    – Roy Massicks

  • RickDavis
    RickDavisalmost 4 years ago

    This is such a beautiful beach scene,,,,love it,,,,,Rick

  • Thank you Rick – it is such a beautiful place ! Has special memories for us as that’s where we took the children for years, when they were young and also dogs were permitted up there. Sadly, that’s no longer the case.

    – Roy Massicks

  • rosalin
    rosalinalmost 4 years ago


  • Thank you Rosalin – it is our favourite holiday spot !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Albert
    Albertalmost 4 years ago

    A very nice one :-)

  • Many thanks Albert – appreciate your interest.

    – Roy Massicks

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