sunrise

New Zealand Coastline - some photos from my favourite beaches...

As it's a lazy Sunday and all... have been looking through a few images taken from my last trip back to New Zealand. There's one particular beach just over an hour's drive north from my home in Auckland. You can drive up there on a Sunday morning and literally have the whole beach to yourself. It's an amazing part of the world with a nice little wave peeling in, perfect for longboards. But perhaps one of my favourite things about this beach is that you can rock up in your car, don't have to pay for parking, and you can pitch your tent where you like and spend a day or two in the most beautiful part of the world whenever you like!

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photos of New Zealand coast, line, beaches, coromandel, pakiri, mangahwai, photography, pics, blog, festival, event, photography

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So I woke up nice and early...

for the sunrise... which is not really saying much as the sun only gets up at about 7:30am this time of year in the UK! Still in Wales - out in the countryside, surrounded by farmland, the sun started creeping up over the distant rolling hills... I looked to the east to see some brooding storm clouds ominously rolling their way towards me... the perfect formula = dramatic clouds + sunrise. This black and white HDR image - edited with Adobe Lightroom initially - 3 blended exposures (-2, 0, +2) tone-mapped in Photomatix 3, then back into Lightroom to convert to Black and White. Phew!

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