New Zealand - Jeff Henry Photography
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Moeraki Boulders

Moeraki Boulders

The Moeraki Boulders are something that need to be seen to be believed. Almost perfectly round large boulders that are just sitting in the sand, withstanding the continual onslaught of the ocean. It's quite amazing to see, and there are several groups of them along this one beach.

This image was captured just as the sun was setting, though it was an overcast evening with not much definition in the sky. Instead of focusing on the bigger landscape that the coastline presents, I choose to get closer to this grouping of two boulders. After watching the incoming waves for a few minutes, I liked the way the water created moving lines through and around the boulders.

While I wanted the boulders to be sharp and in focus, I wanted the water to portray the movement I was seeing. Setting up for a once second exposure provided what I wanted: capturing the action of advancing and receding waves against the boulders.

Moeraki BouldersNew ZealandOceaniaOtagoSouth Island