Long Exposure Photography of Bare Island
When I arrived at Waimarama Beach I really didn't know how I was going to create a photograph. It was flat dull and lifeless and there was seaweed littered about the beach. I only had one lens with me (my trusty 16-35mm) and my 10 stop ND filter.
As I couldn't zoom in any closer to Bare Island (Te Motu-O-Kura) I decided to try and capture the movement in the cloud and the sea as part of the composition. As I framed up my shot I set my kids to work "cleaning" the beach of seaweed (I knew I brought them along for something! hehe).
I played around with black and white conversion as shown in the shot below.
Ultimately I decided that the image in colour was a much better option for my landscape photography site. If you're after purchasing this print of Bare Island from Waimarama beach please check out www.newzealandscapes.co.nz