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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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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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🏹 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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Wow! Mother Nature's wonders really do come in all shapes and sizes. .
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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 sunset in Auckland’s backyard
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🛣 Summers done but the roadies aren’t .
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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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“Life has no remote. Get up and change it yourself” 📺





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Another image from a nice leisurely late morning at Anawhata Beach on the west coast of Auckland. This dog walker clearly enjoyed it too (even though I thought dogs are not allowed on the beach). Anyway, created a nice composition demonstrating the dimensions of those impressive rock formations off the coast line. #anawhata #anawhatabeach #auckland #newzealand #beach #bnw_captures #bnw_demand #fujixt2 #fujifilmz #blacknwhite_perfection #seascape ...

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“Take time to do what makes your soul happy”🤎





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One of the best kept secrets on the West Coast - Anawhata Beach, NZ 🙌🏽
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Sunset at Anawhata beach. #anawhata #anawhatabeach #westcoastauckland #westcoastaucklandnz #sunsetphotography #realrawnz #realmiddleearth #ignz #landscapenz #seascape #kennyliphotography ...

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Anawhata Beach is another of the amazing west coast beaches of Auckland. It is a bit of a gnarly drive to get there on a windy gravel road but once there, it is all worth it. The beach is only accessible by foot which is great. Once there, you need to cross the Anawhata Stream to get to the further Parera Bay. I played around with several long exposure compositions in and around the stream but really like this point of view towards the ocean. The tide was going out at the time. A nice moment in time (and great to get out with Auckland still subject to COVID19 lockdown travel restrictions). #bnw_captures #bnw_demand #minimalist #anawhata #anawhatabeach #auckland #newzealand #blackandwhitephotography #longexposure #fujixt2 #seascape #naturephotography #fujifilmnz ...

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About Anawhata Beach:

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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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