As Dawn Begins by Ken Wright

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Warn limestone blocks in the North Bay at Kaikoura on New Zealand’s South Island, carved smooth by the sea.

i shot this just as the dawn started, its very very calm, or so it seam, a wave had crashed in and rushed back, this is a 25 second exposure, chek out the gull on the rock to the right, it didn’t move!

Shot on a Nikon D700 with 17-35mm Nikkor Lens, ND 4 soft Grad, tripod with weighted bags.

Check out other images of these rocks from my last trip, more to come from here.

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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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  • Denis Molodkin
    Denis Molodkinabout 5 years ago

    Brilliant work Ken!

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökabout 5 years ago

    Fabulous capture, Ken!

  • Adrian Kent
    Adrian Kentabout 5 years ago

    So good, great work!

  • Travis Easton
    Travis Eastonabout 5 years ago

    That halo’d rock look heavenly, great shot Ken

  • David Holmes
    David Holmesabout 5 years ago

    that is stunning mr!!! what an amazing capture

  • Luis Ferreiro
    Luis Ferreiroabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful image, i love the water movement and exposure!

  • terugvanver
    terugvanverabout 5 years ago

    looks like magic

  • Steve Chapple
    Steve Chappleabout 5 years ago

    I agree magical. Quite ethereal, hows the preparation for the exhibition going?

  • Going well, thanks, just getting nervous about addressing 100-150 people, the gallery had most of the canvases hung, getting close now.


    – Ken Wright

  • mm1208
    mm1208about 5 years ago

    great shot, all those different blues!
    the foreground almost looks like the stars in the sky!
    only the sky’s the limit..

  • Luka Skracic
    Luka Skracicabout 5 years ago

    Fantastic work Ken, what a great structure, a lovely photography subject. The blues that have been used really give it that cool feel that works much better with these blocks.

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