Motuotau Island Dawn Fan Rush by Ken Wright

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Shot to day at dawn(31.5.2011) taken from Moturiki Island (Leisure Island) view towards Motuotau Island (Rabbit Island) the sunrise was sensational with a streaming red fan of light, this was the only shot that gave me water movement in a very calm sea.

Shot on a Nikon D700 with 17-35mm Nikkor Lens
Cokin Z-pro ND8 and 4 grads + warming filter.
Processed in CS3 and Photomatix Pro HDR


moturiki island, motuatau island, mount maunganui, sunrise, dawn, seascape, rocks, red, skyscape

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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  • Husky
    Huskyabout 3 years ago

    Love the movement and comp Ken!

  • Thanks Dale, it was a treat to be out, couldn’t work fast enough for this set, just wished the sea had a little more volume, i was trying to get a vertical shot with water movement, no chance, it took about ten waves before there was any volume. This one is the best.

    – Ken Wright

  • Jeanie
    Jeanieabout 3 years ago

  • blindmelonme
    blindmelonmeabout 3 years ago


  • Steven  Sandner
    Steven Sandnerabout 3 years ago

    Fantastic work! love this shot, and great colours : – )

  • Ian Middleton
    Ian Middletonabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful work Ken

  • Adri  Padmos
    Adri Padmosabout 3 years ago

    Stunning capture, Ken!
    Wonderful light and composition.

  • EarthGipsy
    EarthGipsyabout 3 years ago

    Simply stunning!

  • Robert Mullner
    Robert Mullnerabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful flow Ken, and that sky with those rays and magical color is special.

  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroabout 3 years ago

    Excellent image, so congratulations!

  • Maria Ismanah Schulze-Vorberg
    Maria Ismanah ...about 3 years ago

    Breathtaking… wonderfully captured!

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