I took this from the boardwalk at Mt. Maunganui (known locally as “The Mount”. It’s one of New Zealand’s more popular beachsides, and a good surfing spot too. Gorgeous scenery, beautiful white sandy beaches and decent waves hitting the shore conspire to make this yet another fantastic little location that Aotearoa has to offer visitors and citizens alike.
I deliberately underexposed the tree in the foreground to turn it into a silhouette against the bright sand behind, doing the best I could to expose the background fully. It was shot with a polarizer to make the most of the contrast and the colour of the water behind. I’m not sure if the shot worked artistically as well as I’d hoped, but it did turn out technically as planned.