Tweaking Tuesday: A Waitak wander (Part 1)

I’ve been back at home again for almost a full day, thanks to a journey from New Zealand that took nearly 28 hours.  I was finally able to get out into the real bush the day before my departure.  We drove into the Waitakere (rhymes with high quackery) Ranges, fondly shortened to The Waitaks (rhymes with my fax) and took the Auckland City Track.  It took us about an hour, as we moved right along, albeit slowly, with only one short stop for a snack.  I would have loved to take about twice as long, as there were many intriguing details in the foliage that deserved more concentrated study, but we were on a fairly tight schedule.  I will certainly be back, and will try to program a longer visit.  The path follows a stream and crosses it several times; one of the little bridges provided me with this view.  Waitak Walk 1361I’ve tweaked it with some tone-mapping and a Photoshop filter.  Please click on the image for a larger view, which will let you see it at higher resolution and with better detail.

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9 Responses to Tweaking Tuesday: A Waitak wander (Part 1)

  1. Vicki says:

    What a lovely spot. If this image is any indication of the trail, no wonder you’d like to walk it much slower and check out the small details.

  2. shoreacres says:

    It tickled me to see the “autumn” tag on this one. It’s a nice, gentle reminder of the world’s varities: even seasonally.

    I was taken with the little clump of green-something at the edge of the flowing water. It reminds me of our maidenhair fern, or other aquatic plants that happily flow along with the water. It’s a lovely scene. I can understand the urge to spend more time there.

    • krikitarts says:

      Yup, even after so much travel, I still feel the magic of stepping out of late winter and, a day later, stepping into early spring. I will be bringing you more from this hike–this was only Part 1…

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  4. Unfortunately I’m not getting an enlargement when I click on the image, but it’s still a pleasant picture at its current size.

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