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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Photo of the Week September 5-11

This week's Photo of  the Week was taken on the wild west coast of the South Island of New Zealand on my 2009 trip to that fascinating land. The day after visiting the Pancake Rocks at Punakaki, we had a dawn hike up to Truman Beach for shoot over the tide pools and the Tasman Sea. The "beach" at Truman was great as it was a combination of a rocky inter-tidal beach and a more familiar fine grained sand beach. As with most of our trip, we had great weather that morning. We captured a rosy dawn on the horizon and a bright moon higher in the sky. The rich, deep blues of the early light mixes with dawn's rosy fingers and the textures of the Truman shoreline really make for a rather otherworldly setting. I am very happy I was in the right place at the right time to get such a special shot. The credit for getting me to that place & time goes to Phillip Bartlett, my wonderful guide on that trip. As I have stated before, he was a superb guide and anyone wanting to visit and photograph NZ should look him up through his web site at Capture New Zealand Tours

Enjoy your short visit to Truman Beach ...........

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2 comments:

Hope said...

is that the moon ?
what a lovely capture.

John S. Mead said...

Yes Hope, it was the moon.