I saw this father and son on the beach and thought how much the little one was enjoying himself. Couldn’t resist taking a photo ! They had better make the most of it as we are approaching Christmas and the holiday season – this peaceful scene will change rapidly.
Location: Paihia Beach, Bay of Islands, New Zealand.

Panasonic, LUMIX – GH2 at 48mm, 14×140mm, 1/125, f/8, iso 200, manual.
From a single RAW image.


peaceful, scene, beach, paihia, bay of islands, new zealand, pohutukawa tree


  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 1 year ago

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 1 year ago

    looks lovely xx

  • Hot off the press Lynn – thank you very much !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfover 1 year ago

    Another stunner Roy, lovely.

  • Many thanks Colin – your kind comments and favourite are welcomed !

    – Roy Massicks

  • georgieboy98
    georgieboy98over 1 year ago

    A great journalistic kind of photo that tells a story – aomething every photo should do but cometimes doesn’t. Very well spotted and acted on!

  • Thank you most kindly Peter – they just seemed to be having such fun together !

    – Roy Massicks

  • AnnetteHoll
    AnnetteHollover 1 year ago

    wonderful capture Roy, looks a lovely place to be

  • Thank you so much Annette – so pleased you like it enough to favour it !

    – Roy Massicks

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 1 year ago

    Lovely capture Roy… hope it is not too crowded over Christmas…

  • Thank you very much Andrea – Heather drove past the beach yesterday and said it was packed !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 1 year ago

    This is so lovely dear Roy.A case of Father Son Bonding.Isn’t that nice.x

  • Definitely Catherine – lovely to see ! Thank you for your kind comments.

    – Roy Massicks

  • EdsMum
    EdsMumover 1 year ago

    Well spotted and presented, love it. Shirley

  • Thank you so much Shirley – I do appreciate your kind comments ! It was just crying out to be photographed.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 1 year ago

  • Thank you Audrey.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekover 1 year ago

    Lovely scene and capture Roy … enjoying the quiet whilst they can!

  • Exactly Susie – thank you. Heather commented three days after this was taken that the beaches were
    overcrowded with visitors already ! Many overseas tourists arrive from October through to March to make the most of our spring and summer !

    – Roy Massicks

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