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Best of summer snapped in I Love Takapuna photo contest

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Spectacular sandcastle… This creation on the beach captured by Jason Carr gained third place in an I Love Takapuna photography competition. The image below by Joanna Simonetti (slightly cropped to fit) was in the Top 20.

Takapuna’s sunny charms have been showcased in a photography competition that drew more than 260 entries.
Many shots focused on the beach or Rangitoto, reflecting the theme of summer in Takapuna.
The winner was Angela Barlie, who lives in Herne Bay, but is a frequent summer visitor to the Hauraki end of the beach, where she took a picture-postcard image complete with her favourite tree, the pōhutukawa. It was only later she heard about the competition and decided to enter.
Barlie won $500 of vouchers to spend at local businesses.
The competition was organised by the Takapuna Beach Business Association. The images will be used to promote the area.

The judging panel awarded second and third prizes to Justine Atkinson and Jason Carr, after narrowing entries down to a Top 20 selection.
Inventive shots recognised in the selection include views framed from inside play equipment on the beach reserve and well-lit sunrises, alongside warm-weather staples of people enjoying ice creams and the outdoors.

  • See the winner and other shots online at ilovetakapuna.co.nz/whats-hot/takapuna-summer-photo-competition

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