We were extremely lucky when cyclone Wilma slid down the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand on Friday 28th January.
We were cut off for twenty four hours from the rest of the country by floods and slips but we can now use minor roads to travel north or south.
The photograph is of the Haruru Falls area of Paihia – the usual rather placid Waitangi River was in full flood, inundating properties down river from this photograph and wrecking one of the boats moored at the mouth of the Waitangi River where I was taking picture two days ago but compared with the rest of the world, ours was a storm in a teacup !
4 shot HDR and tonemapped in Photomatix.
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