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    Default Raglan with the 70-200 .

    Since the weather is so good at the moment I spent most of the day with my 70-200 taking 'different' pictures to what I normally do .

    At the wharf ....

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    #4 at the park ...



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    The lookout ...
    #10 last one for now - the weather is still good and there are some hills with sunlight on them outside so I'm off for another walk .

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    No waves at Manu Bay then?

    My all time ever favourite wave, although Indicators and Whale Bay are right up there too.

    I would love to live in Raglan.

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    I loved the surfing in to the wall (boneyards) I think thats what it was called. Only surfed raglan once but It was never to be forgoten.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weka2000 View Post
    I loved the surfing in to the wall (boneyards) I think thats what it was called. Only surfed raglan once but It was never to be forgoten.
    Yeh boneyards - it's the death section between two of the points I think? Seen a few people not make it! Somewhere I've got some great shots of it on a solid double overhead day, from back in 1995 when I first went there. Will have to dig them out and stick them up.

    One of the most exciting times of my (obviously sad) life was managing to find and stand on the exact same spot that Bruce Brown shot the footage of Raglan for the Endless Summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrfinster View Post
    No waves at Manu Bay then?

    My all time ever favourite wave, although Indicators and Whale Bay are right up there too.

    I would love to live in Raglan.
    Quote Originally Posted by weka2000 View Post
    I loved the surfing in to the wall (boneyards) I think thats what it was called. Only surfed raglan once but It was never to be forgoten.
    I enjoy living here , even better I'm living on a farm in Te Uku at the moment - just got back from a walk in the hills . Never done any surfing though .
    Those dots in the picture are a bunch of surfers but as you say , the waves weren't much .
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    There were quite a few people on the beach enjoying the weather ....







    hmmmm , what camera is that ?

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    Raglan is a world famous surf break. You should give it a go if you're living there! I can't remember the name, but there's a beach nearby, names starts with R, that has great waves too, stunning place too.

    Raglan is a great wave, but always packed with people that are traveling the world ticking off the top 20 surf spots, and heaps of understandably aggro locals who make sure everybody else doesn't get many waves. The power of the media I guess, and it keeps some of the other gems dotted around this wonderful country much more low key.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrfinster View Post
    Raglan is a world famous surf break. You should give it a go if you're living there! I can't remember the name, but there's a beach nearby, names starts with R, that has great waves too, stunning place too.

    Raglan is a great wave, but always packed with people that are traveling the world ticking off the top 20 surf spots, and heaps of understandably aggro locals who make sure everybody else doesn't get many waves. The power of the media I guess, and it keeps some of the other gems dotted around this wonderful country much more low key.
    I think you're talking about Ruapuke ..... good place for pictures





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    This afternoon after I got back from that trip I went for a walk in the hills on the farm .







    It's about 25 minutes from my place to the dead tree that marks the boundary of the farm .









    And back home just before sunset .....




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    The boneyards also had some big rocks that you could see as the wave sucked up. I was used to the mounts sandy bottom.

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    Some fantastic images, Desmond. Looks like you had a superb day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by southnz View Post
    Some fantastic images, Desmond. Looks like you had a superb day!
    Thanks , it was a good day ! I should shoot with that 70-200 more often .
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    Love mine for landscapes but it often gets left behind in favour of the 10-20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjd View Post
    Love mine for landscapes but it often gets left behind in favour of the 10-20.

    Nice set mate
    Thanks - not quite wide enough for landscapes but good for some 'different' shots .
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    You can take a landscape with any focal length...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rjd View Post
    You can take a landscape with any focal length...
    Agreed , but most of the time a wide angle is better .
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