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Muriwai Beach

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Muriwai is one of my favourite places on the planet… It’s beauty and fierceness are indescribable. Every time I am there, I am shocked by it and as I leave I am planning my next trip. It’s only an hour from home, so it’s not that difficult. The seabirds are incredible, here are two – a gannet with nesting material in its beak. This is a massive bird, with a metre or more wingspan. On the bottom is a Caspian Tern. I am pleased with this shot, though I wish it were a bit sharper, but they fly like bullets, so this is good – especially since he’s got a bit of dinner for the kids in his beak!

In between, a couple of landscapes and to-die for sunset.

I love Muriwai!

 

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04/12/2013 at 12:42 am

Fire in the sky

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27/03/2013 at 11:34 pm

Spot the Ghost!

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As if there ever was any doubt – this is an unretouched photo taken into the setting sun on Saturday night. I wanted to capture the beautiful back-lit toi toi. Imagine my surprise when I got home and found someone in the image – right there in the middle. Spooky. I also took a photo of the chapel – it was so pretty with all the windows lit up and a service going on inside. But when I got there, it was dark and completely still. And… the two photos I took – the windows are lit, but they are completely blurry… Woohoo stuff!

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26/03/2013 at 12:00 am

My Best Sunset Photo ever

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24/03/2013 at 12:19 am

Grace

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Grace2On the ride back home… warm and tired, watching the sun set in honey hues, thinking how pretty it is. And then a flock of seagulls flies into the frame and I am so glad I have my camera in my lap. It may not be as sharp as I would like, but capturing just this moment – I don’t mind…

 

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07/02/2013 at 11:30 pm

A break in the clouds

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Muriwai Sunset

It was perfectly grey, all shades of grey – grey clouds, grey water, grey breakers. No sunset at all. And then, just as we were packing up to go home the clouds parted just a bit. Just enough.

Made my day.

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23/01/2013 at 10:46 pm

Maori Bay sunset

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One of those places where humans definitely do not belong and for that matter are not particularly welcomed. The surf is fierce, the bird life even fiercer if you should happen to stop and set up your tripod a little to close. I must go back soon. The first time in a place like this is really just a scouting expedition. Next time – next time… I still won’t be ready.

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06/12/2012 at 12:09 am

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