Saturday, April 3, 2010
Mangemangeroa walkway to Shelly Beach
So, after wielding a broom and bin for a morning in the workshop it was time to leave the house and enjoy a bit of New Zealand's outdoors. We decided to go on the Mangemangeroa walkway down to Shelly Beach. It was a lovely warm day and I was really hoping I'd get some nice "picture postcard" shots. Sadly the sky wasn't as clear blue as you might like for a postcard and things just looked a little flat really.
The first shot in this post is looking over Shelly Beach from the walkway up to Sandspit Road. I've used a bit of HDR to enhance the mood in the clouds and get a bit more drama into the water and sandspit.
Again, a little bit of HDR treatment on a single frame to get a bit more drama into the sky. I was really quite taken by the reflections on the water that you can just abut make out on the upper right centre of the shot. I didn't think much of the image compositionally when I zoomed in the reflections and I was also finding it hard to hold the camera still; I was huffing and puffing after climbing heaven knows how many steps! Who knows, if I venture out a bit more I may get a bit fitter ;-)
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