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Darkelf Photography (Perth, Australia) on 18 December 2016 in Landscape & Rural.


A few kilometres further south from the Three Sisters at Tongaporutu is a picturesque section of the Taranaki Coast called the Whitecliffs. This area is also accessible only at low tide and it can be a dangerous stretch of the coast, if one does not watch out for waves and tide times.

The cliffs themselves are not actually white. What you see in the photo are the wet sections of the rocks reflecting sunlight, which makes them look a though they were white or even silver. It was an amazing effect and something that kept us intrigued when we were exploring the area.

The nature of this image is almost monochromatic but I wanted to keep the touches of green moss add a little extra tonality and to break up the glittering contrasty surfaces. The volcanic black sand also added an interesting texture in the foreground.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV 1/13 second F/11.0 ISO 100 78 mm

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