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Another shot from our South Island trip. Had this sat waiting for me to work on and I’ve not been happy with the finished product until now.

Hope you like..

Sony a850, 5sec, f7.1, ISO100. B&W x1000 filter

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moeraki boulders, rocks, sea, landscape, mood, seascape, beach, south island, nz, dean mullin

Comments

  • bazcelt
    bazceltover 3 years ago

    great capture of them mate! been a bloody long time since I’ve been there, so always great to get the memories rekindled.

  • Cheers Baz, – it’s one I’ve been meaning to get up here for a few months now.

    – Dean Mullin

  • yolanda
    yolandaover 3 years ago

    Beautiful image :-)

  • Thanks Yolanda

    – Dean Mullin

  • AsEyeSee
    AsEyeSeeover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous, Dean! Nice work.

  • Yay – thanks

    – Dean Mullin

  • red addiction
    red addictionover 3 years ago

    beautiful shot! :)

  • Cheers Red ;o)

    – Dean Mullin

  • Nathalie Chaput
    Nathalie Chaputover 3 years ago

    Awesome shot Dean. Love it!!

  • Hey Nat – thanks you…

    – Dean Mullin

  • Ursula Rodgers
    Ursula Rodgersover 3 years ago

    Super work Dean. Great lighting and a very interesting landscape!

  • thanks Ursula – I was lucky with the light at that time of day

    – Dean Mullin

  • Sally Griffin
    Sally Griffinover 3 years ago

    amazing!!!

  • Thank you Sally

    – Dean Mullin

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonover 3 years ago

    Excellent seascape…are these boulders just extremely eroded from the sea?

  • Hi Wendi,

    Copied this from my other Boulders shot. The Moeraki Boulders are a number of huge naturally formed spherical stones, found strewn along a stretch of Koekohe Beach near Moeraki. They originally formed in ancient sea floor sediments around 60 million years ago. It’s thought they took around 4 million years to form and consist of mud, fine silt and clay, cemented by calcite. Once formed they lay hidden under a layer of up to 50m of sedimentary mud on the sea floor and are now being exposed from the mudstone they sat in due to natural erosion. (which can be seen in the pic)

    The hard calcite outer is littered with cracks known as septaria which are filled with yellow calcite, dolomite and in some cases quartz. They vary in size up to 2m in diameter

    – Dean Mullin

  • Nic Cocker
    Nic Cockerover 3 years ago

    Hi Dean. A fantastic study of the boulders, I especially like the contrast between the boulders and the moody sky, I’m nominating your image for the challange in “South Island, New Zealand” you can only enter a photo into the challenge that is nominated by someone else.Good luck! Cheers, Nic.

  • Cheers Nic – that’s awesome – will keep an eye out for it..

    cheers bud

    – Dean Mullin

  • TickerGirl
    TickerGirlover 3 years ago

    Love the shape of these rocks, great photo Dean.

  • Thanks Monika

    – Dean Mullin

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