Cape  by graemestevens

Cape

This is Cape Egmont, and as usual with most landscapes taken in this province Mount Egmont/Taranaki has a supervisory role. Years ago the name of the Mountain was officially changed from Mount Egmont to Mount Taranaki and no one these days seems to know what to call him (and, according to Maori legend, it is indeed a heartbroken, forlorn and lonely him who will one day find his way back to the Central North Island to stand with his brother Ruapehu and his lost love Ngarahoe...all very dramatic and worthy of an entire season of Coronation Street).
Kim and I used to live in a small town (or village if you prefer) within walking distance of this lighthouse called Pungarehu, which translates loosely as "fiery ashes"...as we were unwed at the time this was our first den of iniquity, where unspeakable acts were performed in the name of lust, love and a lack of quality television programming. The house we lived in is gone now but our unspeakable acts remain a talking point among the locals of this otherwise untouched paradise.
Cape Eggnog is so pretty. Love the pano comp here. fav!
December 15th, 2014  
Simply beautiful!
December 15th, 2014  
@amandal Thank you most kindly...if eggnog was to be had anywhere in the vicinity...
@sarahlh Thank you very much indeed :)
December 15th, 2014  
I still call that mountain Egmont. This is superb - your POV is carefullly chosen! fav
December 15th, 2014  
@maggiemae We tend to use both depending on who we're taking to although I rather like Te Maunga. As for the POV, thank you, I managed to get the shot shortly before toppling backward into the Tasman...
December 15th, 2014  
I'll send out the coastguard - they have probably got a Maori name over there!
December 15th, 2014  
@maggiemae Not to worry, I was prepared and wearing my floaties. I believe the Maori name for The Coastguard is 'The Coastguard'.
December 15th, 2014  
Absolutely beautiful. Love it.
December 15th, 2014  
@anazad511 Thank you very much, always appreciated
December 15th, 2014  
loving the light, beautiful view, great shot
December 15th, 2014  
This is simply excellent young man... I especially like the layers and the pano crop.
December 15th, 2014  
Wonderful panoramic shot of eggnog and the unmentionable things that once took place in the invisible house. Where did it go? Did it have to be pulled down because of what went on within its walls? Lol fav
December 15th, 2014  
@pinkpaintpot Thanks very much indeed - it's a beautiful day so this is our morning light
@vignouse Thank you very much good sir
@shepherdmanswife Thank you very much - it was demolished about 10 years ago by all accounts. I dread to think what they found within those walls!
December 15th, 2014  
how lovely, well enjoy your day I am just off to bed
December 15th, 2014  
@pinkpaintpot Enjoy that, I wish I could say the same - I really must stop drinking on a week night. Or not.
December 15th, 2014  
@graemestevens tut tut not on a school night
December 16th, 2014  
Beautiful!!!
December 16th, 2014  
@lan Thanks very much :)
December 16th, 2014  
Gorgeous composition and lighting - no wonder the house isn't there anymore…. the stories it could tell!
December 16th, 2014  
Amazing, amazing photograph. Love it, and long live the lust!
December 16th, 2014  
@bigugly Thanks very much - I couldn't possibly comment on the longevity of the lust for fear of blushing like a schoolgirl
@dide Thank you very much - and yes, I imagine it would have a thing or two to say
December 16th, 2014  
Fantastic moody shot Graeme, just love it. One of these days I'll get over that way and get to see it for myself. Fav.
December 16th, 2014  
love the lunar look to the lighthouse and mountains, sort of silhouette almost.
December 16th, 2014  
Graeme, I hadn't "visited" you in awhile, and I am reminded, not only of your artistic eye, but your amusing, ornery, edgy, and articulate style of communicating. Fav.
December 16th, 2014  
very nice indeed...
December 16th, 2014  
LOL and WOW
that ia all - am way to tired due to the trapsing of the Malls for my brain to compose a thoughtful and intelligent response to you beautiful image and matching words
December 16th, 2014  
@golftragic Thank you so much - it's only a short swim...
@francoise Thanks very much - it was quite hazy this morning which helped I think
@kareenking Thank you very much, much appreciated...I do enjoy being called names ;)
@tellefella Thanks very much :)
December 16th, 2014  
@annied I would never go so far as to say that either my words or image are beautiful, but thank you most kindly oh tired one. It will no doubt be of great comfort to you to know that my Christmas shopping (such as it is) has been complete and wrapped since early November.
December 16th, 2014  
Lovely! Why did you move? Were you kicked out?
December 16th, 2014  
@eyeamlisa Unbelievably, the house came with my first real job, so when I left the job we were forced to say goodbye to $12.50 per month rental...and thank you :)
December 16th, 2014  
@graemestevens did I say beautiful? DUCK! see told you I was tired
December 16th, 2014  
Very nice pano :)
December 16th, 2014  
Absolutely gorgeous.
December 16th, 2014  
Great shot of Mt Egmont... can't be raining today... or then at least..
December 16th, 2014  
Love the shot. Perhaps it's best the house is gone. The walls can't talk and you and Kim have lovely memories of lust BK (before kids).
December 16th, 2014  
You are brilliant! The picture and the narrative are proof. Fav!
December 16th, 2014  
@graemestevens I'll start training --- tomorrow.
December 16th, 2014  
Lovely shot
December 16th, 2014  
Very nice panorama !
December 16th, 2014  
@hermann Thanks very much :)
@tabarlett Thank you very much - the photo isn't too bad either.
@julzmaioro Thanks very much - it held off for all off 3 minutes
@voiceprintz Thanks very much - and it probably is for the best, No one would want to live in it after that.
@kevin365 Thank you very kindly :)
@golftragic I see we share the same disciplined training regime ;)
@carlt Thanks very much :)
@cocobella Thank you, much appreciated
December 16th, 2014  
Brilliant image.
December 16th, 2014  
What a super picture, the fog is so pretty. How crazy to had lived in a house they bulldozed, sort of sad.
December 16th, 2014  
Do wish I'd stopped off to talk to your locals when I was there to hear the stories. This is a wonderful shot. Love the monotone feel to it. Fav
December 16th, 2014  
@spanner Thanks very much :)
@jess1204 Thanks very much - there's now a timber yard where the house was!
@888rachel Thank you so much...they don't actually talk much but when they do you have to brace yourself!
December 16th, 2014  
Fairy tales and magical places. I enjoyed your photo and narrative. A little too much info though! Some unspeakable acts should be just that!
December 16th, 2014  
@deliad You're lucky I didn't list them alphabetically! And thank you very much :)
December 16th, 2014  
Ha!
December 16th, 2014  
Excellent shot.
December 16th, 2014  
Lovely pano shot... the lighting makes the landscape look so stark. I am sorry your old house is gone, though.
December 16th, 2014  
Amazing view and capture Graeme...Fav
December 16th, 2014  
This is a great shot Graeme, Fav
December 16th, 2014  
FAV! So glad you gave the locals something to talk about, even if it is unspeakable.
December 16th, 2014  
@andy3168 Thank you kindly :)
@rosiekerr Thanks very much - I'm sure the neighbours were pleased to see it go ;)
@tonygig Thank you very much :)
@gamelee Thank you very much, appreciated
@bill_fe Thanks very much - it's been a source of local gossip for years now, it's almost at the status of legend ;)
December 16th, 2014  
This is a wonderful capture Graham but I really didn't need to know about your unspeakable acts.
December 16th, 2014  
@janiskay Thank you kindly - just as well I didn't go into detail then... ;)
December 16th, 2014  
Awesomeness!!
December 16th, 2014  
Lovely landscape shot ..... most things are better than TV!
December 16th, 2014  
Brilliant layers of detail here Graeme......the back layer of mountains then the foreground of lighthouse but it's the little row of electric poles just add that bit extra to this lovely shot. I am not going to deride all your actions...it all sounds lovely & normal to me....long live love !
Fave!
December 16th, 2014  
Great shot Graeme :D
December 16th, 2014  
Beautifully compose and cropped.
December 16th, 2014  
@livvy Thank you very much :)
@yrhenwr You're quite right there and thank you :)
@happypat Thank you so much, appreciated :)
@tw Thank you kindly :)
@pools82 Thanks very much, appreciated :)
December 16th, 2014  
I love the mood and composition. Fav
December 17th, 2014  
@catwoman2 Thanks very much
December 17th, 2014  
Absolutely lovely Graeme!
December 17th, 2014  
@totallyevita Thank you very much :)
December 17th, 2014  
Love the picture and your commentary
December 18th, 2014  
@ceilidh Thank you kindly :)
December 18th, 2014  
Beautiful!
December 18th, 2014  
@overalvandaan Thanks very much, appreciated
December 18th, 2014  
For a second there I thought maybe the Unspeakable Acts were performed at the Lighthouse, and that would indeed have been the talk of the town! This is beautiful.....love the lighting and the distant mountains.....I wish those power lines were not at the lower right. Thanks for the history lesson into New Zealand, and your sordid past!
December 19th, 2014  
@panthora Thanks very much :)
December 19th, 2014  
Sam
I'm guessing too much nudity went on in your old house!!
December 19th, 2014  
@gigiflower I can neither confirm nor deny
December 19th, 2014  
love. Beautiful contrast with the hazy mountain. What a view
December 22nd, 2014  
@brigette Thanks very much - it's actually stunning little piece of Taranaki :)
December 22nd, 2014  
@graemestevens I think I went to Wanganui once when i was little.. but never been back. should put it on my bucket list! ps.. wouldn't it be interesting to take a photo in the same spot for a year and watch the changes.. (there's a job for you!) reminds me of the movie Smoke with Harvey Keitel...
December 22nd, 2014  
@brigette I used to work in Wanganui for about 4 months a year when I was with Yellow Pages...not that nice when you have to be there ;)
December 22nd, 2014  
@graemestevens oh hang on .. did i mean Wanganui...? my pathetic knowledge of geography is showing.. mean .. what do i mean.. where ever it is you's people live!!!
December 22nd, 2014  
@brigette We're in New Plymouth :)
December 22nd, 2014  
@graemestevens haha! yes i realised i didn't quite have the right town! Never ever been there!
December 22nd, 2014  
@brigette It's sleepy hollows! Nothing ever happens and if it does there's generally an uproar from the residents about how it was never like that in their day, or they don't want anything knew, or outsiders should be shot...
December 22nd, 2014  
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