Papamoa iguana dawn by Ken Wright

Well it looks like an iguana rearing its head from the surf to me ;-) i’d given up shooting for the morning because the light was getting harsh, the this almighty sun burst under lit the approaching storm front to give sensational colours. Shot on Papamoa Beach between Alexander and Grant.

Shot on a Nikon D700 with Nikkor 17-35mm lens.
Cokinn ND8 and 2 grads + warming filter.
Processed in CS3 and photomatix pro 4.

Hi, Kia Ora from New Zealand, i live in sunny 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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  • Robert Mullner
    Robert Mullneralmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful light Ken…love the flow.

  • Jonathan Stacey
    Jonathan Staceyalmost 4 years ago

    Perfect Ken…Great wave action and light…superb.

  • machandel
    machandelalmost 4 years ago

    What a dream athmosphere!

  • NolsNZ
    NolsNZalmost 4 years ago

    Just beautiful Ken. Hope you entered this in the Laurie Thomas as it’s a real winner.

  • Blackgull
    Blackgullalmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic again Ken. For me your shots are very inspiring.

  • Dave Lawrance
    Dave Lawrancealmost 4 years ago

    Great shot Ken. Fantastic colours and water movement.

  • gingermegs
    gingermegsalmost 4 years ago

    Superb capture! Inst fave!

  • Steven  Sandner
    Steven Sandneralmost 4 years ago

    Incredible landscape! fantastic work!

  • Sydney Alvares
    Sydney Alvaresalmost 4 years ago

    Wow!! so much action in the shot!

  • Ulla Jensen
    Ulla Jensenalmost 4 years ago

    Love this compostion and beautiful tones. Excellent work.

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