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Taken just in front of Moturiki Island (Leisure island) view towards Motuotau Island (Rabbit island) Mount Maunganui Beach, sunrise over Papamoa.

I love the reflected sky colors in the sand, looks like spilled petrol on water.

Shot on a Nikon D700 with nikkor 17-35mm lens.
Cokin Z-Pro, warming filter, ND8 and ND2, tripod.

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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  • Mukesh Srivastava
    Mukesh Srivastavaover 4 years ago

    Stunning comp and capture,Ken!!!!!!

  • thank you sir

    – Ken Wright

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökover 4 years ago

    Amazing capture, Ken! The colors are fabulous!

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 4 years ago


  • Vikram Franklin
    Vikram Franklinover 4 years ago

    Absolutely fabulous.

  • Andrea Rapisarda
    Andrea Rapisardaover 4 years ago

    breathtaking view!!

  • Terri~Lynn Bealle
    Terri~Lynn Bealleover 4 years ago

    STUNNING capture Ken!!!

  • Dorothea Baker
    Dorothea Bakerover 4 years ago


  • Torfinn
    Torfinnover 4 years ago

    Congratulations! You´are featured in Landscape Photography group. Excellent work!


  • heeb
    heebover 4 years ago

    So breathtaking! Love the colors and reflections! Beautiful sky! Another instant favorite!

  • Jonathan Stacey
    Jonathan Staceyover 4 years ago

    Another stunning shot from this amazing location Ken, love the comp here..:)

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