One of my primary reasons for wanting to visit New Zealand was to see these boulders. I had seen photos of them before and I just didn't understand what they were. Were they natural, or were they man made? Well, it turns out they are natural, formed millions of years ago and are just absolutely bonkers. There are dozens of them along this stretch of beach in a tiny fishing village. I first saw them at sunset time the day before I shot this. It was cold and the tide was high. I could make them out, but knew that to really see them, and get up close and personal with them, I'd want to do so in the morning at low tide.
Thankfully, the next day I was down scoping out my spot before sunrise and I could marvel at these Morekai boulders even more. They are fascinating. No one else was on the beach so I had plenty of time to compose my shot and waited for the sun. As it started coming up the lighting was magical. Oranges, yellows, purples and blues lit up the sky of Morekai and the boulders reflected this incredible string of cannon balls just lying on the sand. I couldn't have gotten better colors and as far as I've seen, this is one of the best photographs of the Morekai Boulders out there. I'm so grateful to have had the opportunity to have shot this!
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