Mount Maunganui Sunrise, The Peak 1812, New Zealand by Ken Wright

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I had waited four days for this to happen, we’d been on a winter break to Mt Maunganui, the first three days had clear blue sky’s and no waves, the fourth day saw the weather turn and on the fifth morning this happened. It was monumental and that’s why I have called it my visual 1812 overture, the sunrise lasted an hour, it just kept getting bigger and bigger till it just exploded into colour and faster that it arrived it died and we had rain all day.

Right time right place and I was there to capture it and preserve it forever. This was monumental, found my self having to run down the beach to get the next break in the light, it lasted an hour and felt like ten minutes and when it was gone I new I had seen and captured something divine! This album makes me feel very humble.

Shot on a nikon D70s, 18-70mm Lens


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Hi, Kia Ora from New Zealand, i have recently moved to Papamoa in the Bay of Plenty. I have spent the last thirty years taking photos, I love capturing images, especially ones that only I saw, only I was silly enough to get up at that time to catch the sunrise, photography is a wonderful thing, capture an image and you preserve the moment forever, miss it, and its lost forever.

Hope that you enjoy these images.
© Ken Wright, lightwave Photography Limited.

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  • rodsfotos
    rodsfotosalmost 6 years ago

    A truly beautiful and spectacular sunrise/seascape composition, it’s almost like being there myself, great work Ken,
    Regards, Rod.

  • David Clark
    David Clarkalmost 6 years ago

    great to go through the sunrise with you – congratulations on a great series – dave

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltalmost 6 years ago

    this is great as always, Congrats on yours feature

  • SandraRos
    SandraRosalmost 6 years ago

    Had to come and look for this one, it is magical and spectacular !

  • Jonicool
    Jonicoolover 5 years ago


  • Mark Lyons
    Mark Lyonsover 5 years ago

    Amazing Sunrise shot sir

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...over 5 years ago

  • Randall Scholten
    Randall Scholtenover 5 years ago

    Sensational image! Beautiful rocky shoreline and sky!

    WINTERROSEover 5 years ago

    beautiful shot

  • Ginger  Barritt
    Ginger Barrittover 5 years ago

    Beautiful, beautiful work.

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