The sun had nearly set on the day when I made a last minute decision to race up to the lookout point and take a few photos. The light was soft and subtle as the sun faded so I took the opportunity to shoot a few black and white photos.
The remains of an old wharf at the look out. In all there were 3 built here, the last being Totara and sheathed in copper but the Tasman Ocean proved to be too tough of a match. The rocky outcrop is an attempt to build a breakwater to protect the area. I love to stand on these cliffs, knowing that these cliffs are the very edge of NZ. The feeling is one of being invincable and vulnerable all at the same time.
A different day on the Opunake beach. The tide was a long way out and the sky heavily overcast. The photo below was actually shot in colour. There's something about steering out into the vast skyscape over an equally vast ocean on a day like this that makes you feel decluttered, rejuvinated....alive. Perhaps this is what infinity looks like?
In all I took 214 photos while we were away, I discovered a new sunflower field, visited the Opunake lake, learnt a lot about my camera and received a lovely gift of 3 new lenses. I am ready to roll!