Merry Christmas from Paihia......! by Roy  Massicks

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This Christmas photo was taken on Paihia Beach, Bay of Islands, New Zealand.
The photographer in the photo was from Canada – how do I know he was from Canada ? The white legs and he said he was from Alberta…..ha ha !
The tree in the photo in full bloom is the Pohutukawa, also known as the New Zealand Christmas tree – so I think they were in the spirit of Christmas.

Panasonic, LUMIX – GH2 at87mm, 14×140 lens, 1/400, f/8, iso 200, manual.
From a single RAW image.


  • Yukondick
    Yukondickabout 2 years ago

    Nice to see someone on the beach in shorts – it has warmed up to -10 here and they are calling for more snow

  • I mucked this one up Dick – I posted it before I had finished the description ! They were actually from Alberta, Canada hence the white legs……lol !

    – Roy Massicks

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 2 years ago

    Lovely capture Roy… the trees look amazing too

  • Many thanks Andrea – the whole waterfront of three beaches has erupted into blossom !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...about 2 years ago

    A wonderful seasonal capture dear Roy.Ho Ho Ho x

  • Thank you so much Catherine – it is a very attractive place to be in spring and summer !
    As far as ’ Ho Ho ’ goes, I stopped believing in Santa when the Bosun wearing a Santa hat turned us to at 5.30 Christmas morning to rig the mast for painting….ha ha and ho ho !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfabout 2 years ago

    I am so jealous. dense freezing fog here, -4 and falling. Enjoy it for me.

  • Sorry we can’t just transport you here or the weather there Colin ! Mind you, you don’t have tornados, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions either ! We will enjoy it for you !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekabout 2 years ago

    Great capture Roy ~ looks like the perfect place for Christmas!

  • Thank you Susie – No, too busy with tourists at Christmas time. We are escaping to the ’ Big Smoke ’ Auckland to spend Christmas with our children and grandchildren.

    – Roy Massicks

  • myraj
    myrajabout 2 years ago

    Great capture Roy. Guess the temperature in NZ is a lot different than Canada.

  • It certainly is at this time of year Myra. Thank you for your kind comments and favourite.

    – Roy Massicks

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...almost 2 years ago

  • Thank you so much Tereza – lovely to have a feature from you !

    – Roy Massicks

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