Sunlight through Pohutukawa - April 2012 - NZ Photo Contest

by Steve Bloxham

Sunlight through Pohutukawa

Sunlight through Pohutukawa

Taken at Karekare beach, in March 2012. Here the surf and sand kicked up a lot of dust, creating this great effect in the high midday sunlight.

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Thank you, Steve.
This intriguing photo shows Karekare in a whole new light. The frame suits your photo very well. Did you edit it into a black and white photo or was it a reaction of your digital camera towards taking a shot in broad sunlight. The effect is great. - Beate


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Further reading: Karekare, Flax, Pohutukawa

Karekare BeachKarekare Beach: Inspiration to photographers, film producers and artists, loved for its untamed character by many, destination to spend time for a wide variety of activities ...

New Zealand flaxNew Zealand Flax: The flax is an important feature all along the coast, attracting various birds with its blossom while its use in crafts is a symbol of cultural identity for Maoris ...

pohutukawa blossomPohutukawa Tree: One of the NZ icons that inspire summer memories and fascinate with its flexibility ...

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Apr 16, 2012
Thanks Steve for the explanation
by: Beate

The result is quite astonishing.

Apr 16, 2012
by: Steve Bloxham

Hi Beate, the contrasts of the sunlight were captured in colour in the camera, then converted to B&W post-process. The yellowing effect and border were added in Pixlr-o-matic.

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