Today I was looking through my images from New Zealand and I found one taken at the Moeraki Boulders in New Zealand. I processed it a while back, but wasn’t happy with it.
Moeraki Boulders in New Zealand
It is funny how you can process an image and not like it. Then a bit of time later you look back and wonder if you were too quick to judge.
The Moeraki Boulders were supposed to be a highlight of my trip. They weren’t.
That is possibly one of the biggest disadvantages with travelling. You can’t be guaranteed the conditions you want.
Now don’t get me wrong, we did get all the conditions we wanted, but not all at the same time. Not at the time when we wanted to get our photos.
The dream was to do some long exposures when the tide was in around the bottom of the boulders, but for the sky to be overcast. By the time we got to them the tide was okay, but the sun was well and truly out. There were no real clouds in the sky.
What is a girl meant to do?
Well, do some long exposures anyway. Had to give it a try. Though, I usually hate bright sun on my subject for them. It limits what I can do to my images.
So this is one of those images from that morning. I decided to use one where you can’t see the sky. It was also good to show what the boulders looked like in some way, but also show the movement of the water.
One of the things I love about long exposures is being able to show that movement. When doing this sort of photography I often take many shots. Once on the computer sometimes I might stack some, or I will pick the one that I think works the best. Which is the case here.
It was interesting finding this image. I had already processed it, but I did make a couple of adjustments. It is funny because I don’t mind it now. Perhaps I should go back and look at the others.