Wharariki bay is one of the most amazing places that I have photographed. We drove for and hour, then walked for 30 minutes to get to this beach in time for sunrise. When we arrived it was still dark, lit only by the moonlight. The huge beach had such a wild and mysterious atmosphere to it, accentuated by loads of big caves, sea arches and stacks all around. It is a remarkable place, if you are in NZ dont miss it.
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Stan (2770) 2007-05-16 14:09
You are lucky to have the chance to travel and shot all these beautiful landscape. Thank you for publishing these magic moments.
TopGeo (38216) 2007-05-16 14:11
Lovely, great picture and good POV of this place, Adam! The colours of the sky and sea are very good, you make me wanna visit NZ! Thanks Georgios
bruce_wayne (1507) 2007-05-16 14:17
wonderful picture with great clearness and colors...you made an artwork!
sabanozturk (27) 2007-05-16 14:20
stay right there!
thank you for publishing
bdayer (489) 2007-05-16 14:22
This place seems surreal! You've been there at the right moment, the light and colors are great. Your picture is really amazing!
Congratulations for this excellent post!
Best regards, Bertrand
belido (19934) 2007-05-16 14:24
stunning sunrise! Decisive moment for sure. Great!
AandK (1832) 2007-05-16 14:24
This is magic and I think you know that;)
THe atmosphere couldn't be better. Everything was done correctly to achieve an amazing image. The powerful sky almost looks like some aurora!
Thanks for demonstrating the perfect shot! Just some more technical details would be appreciated!
P.S.: I believe you exposed for 5sec. at an f/11 or something, is that correct?
mfonda (891) 2007-05-16 14:26
Wow, this photo is simply amazing. Beautiful colors and composition, and wonderful job with the exposure. I don't think this photo could be much better. Very well done, thanks for sharing!
paura (47186) 2007-05-16 14:34
Beautiful noturne shot Adam. Beautiful composition and nice colors from this amazing sunset.
captainsgirl (3448) 2007-05-16 15:41
I'm glad you shared it with us. This is beautiful! I do love how the mountain does look on fire as the sun is rising behind it. the Rock formations are very intersting as is the water..beautiful shot. TFS
drago (4832) 2007-05-16 16:05
Impressive landscape and great capture of the moment,representive of your style!Smooth beautiful photo,a feeling of tranquillity.TFS
fallan (1860) 2007-05-16 18:05
Great photo. Love the pastel colors.
Wahclellaspirit (4093) 2007-05-16 18:14
It looks as if you are just having too much fun on your vacation... Another beautiful image for your collection! Great sky and entrance into the scene...
lilimih33 (9918) 2007-05-16 18:45
Great colours, light, clarity, reflexion and perspective!
Really lovely composition!
eza1701 (3345) 2007-05-17 3:07
It sounds like a remarkable place and looks like it judging by your photo. The composition here is of course spot on with wonderful lighting and I particularly like how the foreground rock is pointing the way into the scene.
cozy (998) 2007-05-17 4:28
Perfect, perfect, perfect, as is every single one of your photos!!
Adam, your work is an inspiration to me, and I'm sure to many others that are looking to achieve this ultimate level of perfection in land/seascape photography. Any tips you could offer would be greatly appreciated :)
Thank you for sharing your phenominal art and for insiping me to do better! It would take a lot to convince me, even though I don't think it's possible, that there is a better land/seascape photographer than you out there!
cyrrhus (2878) 2007-05-17 4:41
I think you don't need to sign such a picture! This is so unique and typical of your style !
Again superb lighting and incredible DOF.
How many hours do you stay along the beaches until it is the right moment to grab it ?
The Earth looks so pristine in your pictures ! Where are the humans ;-) Never a footstep in the sand!
Great work again
chicken (1557) 2007-05-17 6:00
You've got me on my chairs edge with your pre-announcement of the highlight of your trip and I have to admit I was a bit disappointed. Not that this image is not perfect, but I personally prefer the previous post. This here has a lot going on for it and I'm sure it was a much more spectcular moment to experience than the more tranquil setting of Arai Te Uru. Back to the merits of this one: I really like the dynamic fiery sky and how that motion is mirrored by the lines and patterns in the foreground. Also the silhouettes all have interesting forms, especially that arc is right out of the photographers dreams picture book. However for my taste there's a bit too much coming together at once, it simply beats me with all its light, shadows and power.. not exactly what I associate with a peaceful sunrise :-) But nevertheless a full smiley for the perfect execution, everything else is just my personal preference.
A pitty that there are no "useful" buttons on your replies to cyrrhus and cozy, some very interesting content in there. For an aspiring (landscape) photographer I'm way too often a lazy ass sleeping long and not going to great lenghts to find the shots, don't even talk about lugging a tripod along :-P. Thank you for your pictures, as they remind me how far a bit of dedication can bring ones results.
Cormac (26565) 2007-05-17 11:50
Fantastic shot! The colour is brilliant, and the balance through the frame of light and dark areas is great too. The reflection off the wet sand gives this a great look. Beautiful as usual!
pboehringer (770) 2007-05-17 12:31
My first impression were divided by two elements, Adam. One is certainly the extremely well worked out composition with wonderful colors/ light conditions and the other was: Oh s... he ruined it with a tilt to the left. But, I checked it out and it isn't tilted at all. For some reason the composition with that arch gives such a weight to the sea that it gives the optical illusion of a tilt. I probably would have worked a little bit on this to make a real tilt of 1-2 degrees to the right to give a correct optical illusion of straight horizon. Otherwise it is a great post with a lot of inspiration for my own work!
Jimst (205) 2007-05-17 20:29
Perfect composition and POV, love the foreground interest and overall colour.
jongibbs (363) 2007-05-18 4:39
Adam-I'd put this up as one of your best seascapes.Truly brilliant.
szabcsi (181) 2007-05-18 11:56
Adam, take my honourable mention.
I was there, too, in the late afternoon in different lighting conditions. Nice to see that beautiful beach in dawn.
Sincere Thank You for sharing.
ultracastillo (82) 2007-05-19 6:29
No coment! congratulations
christor (271) 2007-05-24 6:52
Fantastic atmospheric image. Movement of watewr and cloud, fiery red-orange and silhouette reflected on slick wet sand. Almost ethereal. Do The Gods live there? (; I stand by my opinion that you are one of the finest landscape photographers in Britain.
ollie59 (796) 2007-05-26 22:21
amazing Adam ,perfect composition and the detail is awesome ,a perfect sky and exposure on the sea creating that white whisp is superb .The wet sand ,ripples ,sillouettes and foreground pool just go together to make this one hell of a shot
well done mate
bpy (148) 2007-05-27 12:43
jmcl (14535) 2007-05-28 1:38
The tone is tremendous .. I love the move from dark to bright across the image . but it is the motion in the clouds against the almost timeless stone that just grabs me .. If you don't mind sharing I'd love to know the exposure.
madziabis (261) 2007-05-28 2:37
Let me say just one word - WOW!
Nina (5003) 2007-06-29 15:30
I admired your photography for a while Adam, but I only just discovered your NZ collection here. I've been to NZ twice and thought that I took some good pictures, but you took some AMAZING ones. Congratulations.
westozman (0) 2007-10-24 13:11
This is a special place, eh? And a wonderful capture of its rare beauty, too. I've just returned from there myself - with some life-long memories.
capthaddock (28790) 2007-11-06 8:39
I did the same when I went there, arrived before sunrise, but unfortunately the sea mist was so thick, I did not see such spectacular colours in the sky, the wet sand and the position of the tidal pools give the perfect balance here.
kiks (12757) 2010-01-26 6:18
Perfect composition and light managemnt. A picture that show us that your a master.
- Copyright: Adam Burton (AdamBurton) (8585)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-05-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D, Canon 17-40 F 4L
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Seascapes, Pink Hour / Barbie Hour Pt II [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-05-16 14:00
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