I love waterfalls, and the first time I managed to traipse around New Zealand, I made sure to go to Waiau Falls in Coromandel. The place is magical, very few people there (at least in early spring when I went) and a great scenic view. This was my best shot.
Driving one morning on the winding roads of East Coromandel, I saw this stunning vista. I had to park and get out the camera. I love it when the sun and clouds make a patchwork of the sea.
Canon 7D, 32mm, f/13, 1/10s – 1/20s – 1/40s- 1/80s – 1/160s, ISO 100
Shooting Cathedral Cove was a goal of my Coromandel expedition, and it was a tough job to take on, not only because of the trek to get there but because of the light conditions. I now hope that I’ll be able to go back there with hindsight to helm me decide on the best course of action, but in the meantime I still have this 5-exposure HDR shot that, hopefully, gives a sense of the majesty of the place. The photo was edited with HDR Efex Pro and Lightroom using XeL 2.0.
This is the third and last installment of my Coromandel Travelogue. Feel free to check out Part 1 and Part 2 if you haven’t already. Please leave comments if you enjoy this so I know whether to show similar travelogues in the future! The next morning I got up before dawn, hoping for a glorious [...]
(This is the second part of my Coromandel Travelogue. You can find Part 1 here.) Having taken a few shots of Hahei Beach, including this panorama, Hahei Beach Panorama iPhone 5 I booked a room at The Church, and had a quick but tasty chowder at the Hahei Beach Café; then it was time for [...]
The last (and first) time I went to New Zealand I didn’t really get to see anything beyond Auckland, so when I had to go there recently for work I decided I would leave Auckland for the week-end. After some hesitation, I decided to head out to the Coromandel Peninsula, a reputedly beautiful place within [...]