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Truman Beach 21/26

Posted by
Jules (Drayton, United Kingdom) on 18 January 2013 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

This was my Laptop's wallpaper for a long time.

Truman beach is a magical piece of NZ coastline that overlooks the wild Tasman Sea, 3km north of Punakaiki. It is a photogenic paradise featuring many unique rock formations and erosions, caves, waterfalls, fossils, stacks, soft sand, wildlife and sunsets.

The beach is accessed via the 1.5km long Truman track which begins in dense, pleasant sub-tropical forest including rata, matai, rimu and nikau palms. Native birds including tui, bellbirds, kereru and weka can be heard and often seen all the way along this track. Access to the beach is via a wooden staircase that can only be made during low tides, care must be taken to avoid being stranded by the returning tide.

flwyddyn yn ôl

Panasonic DMC-FZ18 1/500 second F/5.6 ISO 100 314 mm (35mm equiv.)

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

C'est mervielleux quelle vague quel effet de l'écume avec le vol d'oiseaux grandiose.

18 Jan 2013 6:40am

jean pierre from paris, France

splendide image!!! pour le bain on repassera plus tard: amitié

18 Jan 2013 6:52am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

5***** beautiful, should be on the wall

18 Jan 2013 7:44am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

wow ! unbelievable shot
I think this photo is the best in World !

18 Jan 2013 8:01am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Absolutely beautiful !!!
Have a nice day.

18 Jan 2013 8:08am

daniel Gutiez from Montvalent, France

an awesome shot!!!!!!!

18 Jan 2013 8:35am

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

A wonderful, turbulent image. I can see why you had it as wallpaper for your laptop. Well done.

18 Jan 2013 8:39am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

No words can add to this. Superb. Totally.

18 Jan 2013 8:52am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Real power and energy in this shot Jules.

18 Jan 2013 9:16am

Akbar&Armaghan from Gorgan, Iran

Very nice photo,Fantastic shot!

18 Jan 2013 9:42am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

A truly stunning image !!!

18 Jan 2013 10:19am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

I can understand why, it's superb !

18 Jan 2013 11:19am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Fantastic image Jules I can see why you used it on your laptop. five stars from me

18 Jan 2013 12:17pm

Marie-Line from Lille, France

SUBLIME movements & colors... Really amazing!!! I love it

18 Jan 2013 12:18pm

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

great dynamic!

18 Jan 2013 12:20pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Superbe et tempétueux. Splendide shot. Bonne journée.

18 Jan 2013 1:12pm

Mariana Maoduš from Waterloo, Canada

wow.. dramatic, dynamic, stunning

18 Jan 2013 4:25pm

destani from mashhad, Iran

Magnificent shot ! Excellent ! 5*****

18 Jan 2013 5:03pm

tatar@y from France

Toujours merveilleux... )

18 Jan 2013 5:10pm

Martine from bousval, Belgium

5***** elle est géniale ta photo!!!!

18 Jan 2013 5:17pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

E X C E L L E N T !!!
so beautiful frame, colors & lights!

18 Jan 2013 5:23pm

Alan44 from Saint Nazaire, Loire Atlantique, France

J'ai regardé la focale,effectivement je comprends mieux la prise de vue et surtout sa qualité.Très beau travail.

18 Jan 2013 6:38pm

Florence from Paris, France

Definitely the ocean, wild and huge and wow ! What a fantastic POV.

18 Jan 2013 7:21pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

ANother wonderful dramatic scene. I like seeing the birds in this one.

18 Jan 2013 7:42pm

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

I think it's about time they gave you a spotlight but as your photos seem to ge getting better and better maybe the AM3 are waiting? I need more than 5 stars to vote for you!!!
I can see why you picked this one for your wallpaper.

18 Jan 2013 7:47pm

@Kate: Thanks for putting in a good word for me and getting me a spotlight :)

B.Sully from Surf City, United States

wow, these waves are incredible! I am in awe of them. Excellent capture!

18 Jan 2013 8:24pm

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

A fantastic image, framing fabulous and beautiful light. I love the brightness it is very beautiful. An excellent photo.
Have a good evening.

18 Jan 2013 9:17pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wow, just an amazing capture of the water ~ awesome scene and light!

18 Jan 2013 9:18pm

farideh from rasht, Iran

Wow excellent

18 Jan 2013 10:00pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

I really like this, the power

18 Jan 2013 10:09pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fantastic! I love the bird flying over the wave. Fantastic POV! I hope you didn't get too wet! It looks like you could be in the water!

18 Jan 2013 10:26pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France


19 Jan 2013 11:03am

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

WOW I'll keep this one !

19 Jan 2013 2:45pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Amazing. Stunning. 5*****

19 Jan 2013 8:30pm

destani from mashhad, Iran

Congratulations on the Spotlight !

19 Jan 2013 8:40pm

Florence from Paris, France

Welle done Jules ! Congratulations !

19 Jan 2013 8:41pm

Bruno F from Planète Terre, Europe, France

Excellent ! Congrats on the spotlight, well deserved !

19 Jan 2013 8:43pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

Congratulations! :)

19 Jan 2013 8:53pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Félicitations pour le Spotlight.

19 Jan 2013 9:17pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Fabulous! Congratulations on the spotlight!

19 Jan 2013 9:18pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Excellent. Congratulations!!!

19 Jan 2013 9:52pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Astonishing beach scene ... the power of the waves looks really fascinating !!!
A well deserved Spotlight Jules, Congratulations !!!

19 Jan 2013 10:12pm

Denise from granby, québec, Canada

Congratulations on this Spotlight!

19 Jan 2013 10:39pm

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland


19 Jan 2013 10:45pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Congratulations on the Spotlight Jules!

20 Jan 2013 1:12am

enegative from 1000 lakes, United States

Very nice.

20 Jan 2013 4:19am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Wow, really really dynamic !!

20 Jan 2013 4:54am

Learning Soul from Bangalore, India

Congratulations for this wonder !

20 Jan 2013 5:28am

Monik from PARIS, France

Absolument superbe... Un grand BRAVO pour le spotlight!

20 Jan 2013 7:14am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Congratulations on the spotlight

20 Jan 2013 8:13am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

. . and Congrats on the Spotlight, too ! I guess it had 'Spotlight' sparkling all over it ! Well done, Jules.

20 Jan 2013 8:30am

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Haaaaaaaaaaaaa je suis bien heureuse que tu aie un spotlight!!! elle est vraiment top! et j'aurais vraiment aimé la faire!

20 Jan 2013 10:45am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

superb shot! i like the birds that you caught here - they add extra interest to the photo!

20 Jan 2013 2:39pm

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

wouaou, Brilliant*****

20 Jan 2013 3:47pm

Patrick M. from Lille, France

5***** elle est géniale ta photo!!!!

20 Jan 2013 6:15pm

Mariana Maoduš from Waterloo, Canada

Congratulation on the Spotlight !

20 Jan 2013 6:31pm

aaanouel from Heredia, Costa Rica

Terrific capture!!!!!

20 Jan 2013 9:31pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

COngratulations on YOur SPOTLIGHT!!

20 Jan 2013 10:00pm

Hossein Saharnaz from Ahvaz, Iran

congratulations on the spotlight.

21 Jan 2013 3:31am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Gorgeous shot! Congrats!

21 Jan 2013 5:03am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Just sensational - congrats on your Spotlight!

21 Jan 2013 5:55am

Focales from Rhône-Alpes, France

Congrats to the spotlight

21 Jan 2013 9:34am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

I've just glanced at your portfolio and seen the Sea so beautiful it took my breath away, and I wanted to be there so much so much I can never ever visit you again, it will kill me from envy jealousy need to be in the ocean ww

21 Jan 2013 10:00am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Congratulations Jules

21 Jan 2013 10:02am

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

I can feel the power of the waves. Dramatic.

21 Jan 2013 12:54pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Hi Jules..This is just a phenomenal composition - beautiful in every way - Hearty Congratulations to you for this - it is absolutely magnificent! Wishing You All the Best - Denny Jump

21 Jan 2013 5:19pm

Didi from Orléans, France

Hi Jules
Great view
I am fascinating by this storm view.
Very good decisive moment
Best regards

22 Jan 2013 2:13am

franz from Baden, Austria

wow, this is a real stunner, jules! i feel as if the waves are about to sweep me away ...
a wonderful choice for the spotlight, too! respect ;-)

22 Jan 2013 10:59am

Akbar&Armaghan from Gorgan, Iran

Congratulations on this well deserved Spotlight

22 Jan 2013 11:16am

anjana from mumbai, India


22 Jan 2013 12:15pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

Wowsa! Gorgeous - congrats!

22 Jan 2013 5:05pm

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

Congratulations Jules, I would have given you 26 Spotlights !! Well deserved.

23 Jan 2013 12:32pm

Abena from Illinois, United States

WOW! brilliant, brilliant, brilliant! I can see why it was on your desktop for a long time. It's absolutely stunning, bold, and brilliant. Congrats on the spotlight! :)

3 Feb 2013 10:57pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

magnifique !

14 Feb 2013 9:11pm

franz from Baden, Austria

easy to see and comprehend why this is a favourite of yours !!!

1 Jan 2014 9:57pm

~~~Ann~~~ from Nelson, New Zealand

Missed this image of such energy and power when first you posted it. So please to have another opportunity to see it as part of the 2013 Faves theme. Happy New Year Jules.

2 Jan 2014 3:16pm

@~~~Ann~~~: many thanks - glad you like it

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Excellent choice for your 2013 Fave . .

5 Jan 2014 9:30pm

Panasonic DMC-FZ18
1/500 second
ISO 100
314 mm (35mm equiv.)