A few steps away from the glittering rocks in my previous post, we found this little waterfall. There was plenty of rain in the area in the prior couple of days and the flow was quite strong with the effect of water just gushing out of the cliff. The chiselled rocky textures, tones, the moss and dark sand surrounding the fall provided for a great combination of elements.
I used a polarising filter to cut through the glare and light reflecting off the rocks and it also helped to bring out extra saturation in the moss and brown hues of the cliff. I wanted a silky smooth water flow and to achieve that I used a three stop ND filter.
The timing of our walk was just right. It was late in the morning and the sun has not managed to move over the rocks so they were all still nicely shaded. We managed to get there in time to be able to take a few photos, look around and enjoy this amazing spot before we had to head back. The tide was already rising in the sea behind us and west coast of New Zealand is well known for its large swells and powerful waves.
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