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🏹 Sagittarius setting on the horizon of the pristine Anawhata beach.

Anawhata takes a bit of time to get to but is very calming. Unique black sand, very few people, interesting walks in the area and even a natural ‘infinity pool’ hidden away.

When I originally captured the 19 shots required to make this, I had no clue how to process it.. over a year later finally getting in to the deepscape dream 🤓 Didn’t have a tracker back then but very happy with the level of detail pulled out of stacking these 2.5 second sky exposures.

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FG = Sony A7R3, Tamron 17-28 @ 17mm, f/2.8, 20”, ISO1600, 6 shots stacked

BG= Sony A7R3, Sony 85mm, f/1.8, 2.5”, ISO1600, 13 shots stacked

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Sometimes I'm afraid to admit to new people that I'm an Instagram creator. I feel like that is something that some people don't really appreciate and some can be really judgmental towards it. I guess I'm afraid that people assume that I'm really shallow and a self conscious person. When actually I'm really silly and I have lots of layers like a onion.🙈
I would also like people to remember that this is something that I feel creative about. It might seem easy job but actually there is long process behind it.
First plan the photoshoot and find someone to take pictures with. Then we have to hope that the weather will be good too. Sometimes it's not enough that it's not raining because it can't be too sunny that I can't keep my eyes open and not too cloudy that the sky looks blue. Then starts all the editing and planning that everything looks also good together in the feed. Sometimes I can spend hours doing this.

That's why I feel it's really important to communicate with you people here and I really appreciate all of your comments and likes. I always go through every single of them and I try to communicate with you back.  So I want to thank you all who always supports my work and me here.💕💕
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Photo of the sun glowing through the keyhole at Anawhata Beach. Talk about perfect timing Just Beautiful 💙
Photo by 📷 andycouwenbergh
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Priceless views of my favourite beach around Auckland. Can’t wait to come back there to enjoy the place and take more photos of it.

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A sunset in Auckland’s backyard
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“Life has no remote. Get up and change it yourself” 📺





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How beautiful is this photo of the sun glowing through the keyhole at Anawhata Beach? Talk about perfect timing #visitauckland
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📷 andycouwenbergh
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Wow! Mother Nature's wonders really do come in all shapes and sizes. .
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📸 farawayfromnj
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🇫🇮SUORITUSPAINEET

Tänään stoorien puolella höpötin siitä miten yleistä on olla tosi hukassa siitä mitä haluaa tulevaisuudessa olla. Yläasteen jälkeen heti pitäisi tietää mitä haluaa, mutta mitä jos ei vielä neljäkymppisenäkään tiedä?🤷🏼‍♀️

Sano tämä itselle "se on täysin ok"
Sä et ole epäonnistunut;
- jos koet vielä hakevasi paikkaasi ja polkuasi.
-jos päätätkin vaihtaa alaa, vaan sun pitäisi olla ylpeä siitä, että olet niin rohkea uskaltaessasi tehdä sen!💪🏼

Ei ole vääriä valintoja etkä haaskaa aikaasi, vaan jokaisesta valinnastasi sä voit oppia jotain.💜

Annetaan meille armoa olla hukassa välillä, koska ei ole olemassa valmista ihmistä tai jotain päämäärää! 💜🌞

Tottakai tavotteita on hyvä olla, mutta on tärkeää työstää sitä mieltä niin, että nautit matkasta etkä vain tavoittele jotain määränpäätä, jolloin koko elämä on pelkkää suorittamista.

Pus pus 💜💜

🇬🇧 PERFORMING PRESSURE

Today in my stories I was talking about that how much pressure we have to feel about that we have to know in young age what we want to do.
And even when we are older we can feel that we aren't satisfied to our careers.

Say to yourself it's okay to feel lost sometimes you haven't failed.

It's good to have goals to achieve but remember to enjoy the journey too.
There is not such a thing as completely ready. 💜
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🇫🇮IHANAA JOULUKUUN ENSIMMÄISTÄ🎄 (english below ⤵️)

Vai heinäkuun ensimmäistä niinkuin stooreihini kirjoitin tänään.😂
Mutta onneksi en ole ainut tottuilija, ihana sielunsisko iidahaveri näytti stooreissaan avaavan kalenterista ensimmäisen luukun sijaan seitsemännen. 😆

Mä fiilaan kyllä niin paljon tätä jouluaikaa! Uudesta-Seelannissa asuessa ei jouluaika tuntunut yhtään miltään kun siellä on vuodenajat päinvastoin eli jouluna oli kesä...

Ihanaa olla siis Suomessa ✨🎄🎅
Ootko sä viettänyt joulua lämpimässä maassa?

🇬🇧Happy first of July or December or whatever month it is? 😆 Like in my stories I today got confused about these months.🎅

I'm very grateful to be in Finland on this time of the year.
Couple years ago when I spent Christmas in New Zealand it didn't feel special at all...
It needs to be cold! Right?😆

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Soaking in the ☀️ and the 🌊 and what feels like the way-too-good-to-be-true fortune that has landed me in New Zealand. The struggles of our time are still paramount here, but it feels as though they have been softened in the sand dunes, the long white clouds and the compassionate exchanges of those that call Aotearoa home. I really don't know how to address all of the crazy sh** going on in the world right now, but I do have hope that a kinder and more just future is possible, and I am going to continue doing my best to bring that future to fruition. Aroha nui and stay safe everyone.
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A day of exploring and adventure! New Zealand #anawhatabeach #explorenewzealand ...

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Good old days at Anawhata Beach | New Zealand, 2017

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Aotearoa - Land of the long white cloud ☁️
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Amazing shot by mrlesterchan at Anawhata😍
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About Anawhata Beach:

Want a guided tour? - Scroll down to see what is on offer!

Anawhata is a beach on the coast of New Zealand to the west of Auckland. Due to it's accessibility only by foot, it is one of West Auckland's less popular beaches.

It's situated 40 km (50 minutes drive) from Auckland. Piha, Karekare and Whatipu are to the south of Anawhata Beach and you'll pass them on the road to Anawhata. To the north are Te Henga (Bethells Beach), and Muriwai.

It's one of the least visited beaches in the city because there's a long, unsealed path to get there, and a steep trail down to the ocean. Be sure to pack some comfortable walking shoes!

Do note that there is no surf patrol and, like all the beaches of West Auckland, swimming might not be safe due to rips. Always be sure to observe the water and if you are unsure, avoid going in!

Anawhata Beach History

Local iwi (tribe) Te Kawerau and Maki have been occupying this area for hundreds of years, and many settlements and fortifications have been built in the area.

By the time 1870 came around, Europeans had already setup timber mills and farms in the area. To help transport Kauri logs that were harvested in the area, a 14km long tramway was built between Anawhata and Whatipu.

The Auckland Tramping Club used the Anawhata stream for a day trip back in 1966. Trampers were dropped off in the hills above the stream, and were picked up by an old bus several hours later from the beach.

Access To Anawhata Beach

There's a steep walk down to Anawhata beach from the end of the road. Once there, you'll need to cross the Anawhata stream to the next port, called Parera Port. This is a place where you'll see a lot of surfers in the right conditions.

Important Details You Should Know About Anawhata Beach

Dogs

All animals apart from Aid dogs are prohibited from all Auckland Council regional parks, accommodations and bookable sites. You need to inform City Council staff at time of booking if you will have a registered aid dog with you.

Please keep all dogs on a leash unless stated otherwise on sign posts near the beach.

Alcohol And Drinking

To keep this a family friendly and inviting beach to visit, public and/or excessive alcohol consumption is not allowed. If you are seen to be making a nuisance of yourself and disturbing the peace, you will be asked to leave by a park ranger.

Smoking

This beach is smoke free, please refrain from smoking whilst visitng our beach.

Rubbish

Please keep our parks and beaches litter free, take any rubbish with you when you leave Anawhata Beach.

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