Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Whatipu beach Auckland

I love Auckland because it is located at the narrow isthmus of the north island, with lots of beautiful spots for short day trips.  The west coast is blessed with many different black sand beaches.  The sand is black because it is volcanic sand.  All these beaches have rugged coastline, ideal for landscape photography.  Piha, Muriwai, Bethells beach, Karekare and Whatipu, make your pick.

These photos were shot at Whatipu, an hour drive from Auckland central, mostly tarmac road with perhaps the last 20% of the journey on windy unsealed gravel.Whatipu looks out towards Manukau harbour.  On the other side of the harbour is Awhitu peninsula.

In-camera HDR Sony NEX-6

In-camera HDR Sony NEX-6

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