Monochrome Wednesday – Back with a boulder


Now that I am home again it is time to get Monochrome Wednesday going again and here we are back with a boulder. It would seem natural to start doing photos from New Zealand for some of these posts. There are so many of them.

Monochrome Wednesday – Back with a boulder

The Moeraki Boulders were somewhat of a disappointment. Not the boulders themselves, but more the conditions we found when we went. We went twice and each time was different, though not really what we wanted.

When we first arrived in Moeraki it was in the afternoon. The sky was amazing and filled with the best clouds. However, the tide was out and so the water wasn’t flowing around the boulders themselves. Perfect sky, but not the water. There were also so many people there. It was hard to get photos without them.

We looked into when the high tide would be and found out that it would be its highest at the same time as sunrise. We asked and were told that high tide would mean we might not be able to get down to the beach. With that in mind, the decision was made to see what it would be like an hour after the sun had risen.

There was plenty of room down there and we could see the water coming in around the rocks. You would think it would be perfect, but the sky was blue, almost no clouds and bright sun. We also had the place to ourselves for a while.

It was disappointing, but I suppose you have to expect that type of thing when you travel. It isn’t like you can keep going back until you get the conditions you really want. When I travel if I end up with 2 or 3 really outstanding shots I am always happy.


For Monochrome Wednesday today, I have processed one of the photos from the first time we went. There was a little water around this single boulder, but not as much as I would have liked.


Joining in

It would be great if you would like to participate, especially if you are enjoying the monochrome challenge again. If you want to contribute there is a Facebook groupTPM Photos which you can join and share your images. Of course, if you are blogging no reason why you can’t post your own. I like this challenge and it is nice to be thinking in monochrome again.

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  1. ‘Time and Tide wait for no man’ comes to mind Leanne Lol
    I know the feeling well , waiting for that swirl of water around a rock with the ocean only to find it’s just plainly not going to happen on account of the tide times . Grrr.
    It’s a beautiful boulder in monochrome, it looks for all the world as though it’s sat there bathing in moonlight 🙂 Lovely !

    1. That’s for sure Poppytump.
      Oh yes, waiting for tides, and then the right light, it is all too much sometimes.
      Thank you, the boulders were amazing, and I am glad that I got to see them.

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