On a photography trip to New Zealand’s South Island, I rented a small camper to drive around the island and to see as many highlights as possible. I found out time is always too short in New Zealand.
The Moeraki Boulders – being a special geographical phenomenon and a great photo opportunity – were on my itinerary too. I arrived in the afternoon but the light was dull and grey, not great for photography. I decided to wait until dusk to see what that would bring, but the light remained flat. That’s when plan B kicked in.
I set up my tripod and made seven exposures. During each exposure I took out my flash and illuminated one of the boulders, balancing the flashlight against the evening sky. That evening I opened the exposures on my MacBook and blended them into one single image. I was pleased with the result (above).
The next morning I woke up early to see the sunrise (below). It wasn’t much and I had to get going, but I wasn’t sad, knowing that Plan B had worked.
Take me to South Island!