Nico BABOT's picture

Wharariki Sunset

This beach has been on my radar for quite a while now. The place is well known in the photography community for its reflections and amazing looking arches islands. Unfortunately, when I arrived at the beach, the sun was high in the sky and I couldn't see any clouds... Not the ideal situation for some good pictures! So I decided to spend a bit of time exploring the beach, looking for interesting compositions. I quite liked this one, with the herbs framing the islands, so I decided to settle there and wait for the conditions to become a bit better. The 60km/h wind gusts gently blasting sand in my eyes... After a while, the sun was low enough to create some nice shadows in the sand and I started to shoot. The picture I prefer of that session is this one, when the sun sets behind the clouds, creating a faded sun burst.

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James Douglas's picture

I want to go to here... Take me here... I'll bring the beers.

Nico BABOT's picture

Haha! I'm always up for some beers mate! Hit me up when you're on this side of the world!

Angelina veronica's picture

Wow ! really very natural . I'm glad to see your post .

Nico BABOT's picture

Thank you Angelina! I am glad you enjoyed the natural feel to it... :)

Andy Reynolds's picture

worth waiting for!

Nico BABOT's picture

Haha! Yes, always worth waiting a bit more before leaving!!! 😄

stephen brownhill's picture

awesome comp and such flawless smooth editing work! well done dude well done

Nico BABOT's picture

Thanks mate! Editing could always be better but we are our worse critique I guess! :)

Llisa Bastard's picture

Nice work on the editing, could not have been an easy scene to reign in