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23
Feb
2015

New Images | Wharariki Beach, Golden Bay New Zealand

Posted by Todd Sisson

We have recently a large tranche of images from the spectacular coastal wonderland that is Wharariki Beach.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with Wharariki, it is a windswept West Coast beach about 10km South of the tiny settlement of Puponga at the base of Farewell Spit in Golden Bay.

Wharariki is a destinational magnet for free-spirited travellers who gravitate to the  remote beach for it's seclusion, beautiful dunes and stunning sandstone caves and seastacks - the most prominent of which are the Archway Islands.  I first visited Wharariki as a kid and have returned many times - its charms never fade!

Here are a few selected images plucked from this most recent upload -  be sure to pop on over to the Golden Bay  Landscape Photography Gallery to view all of our Golden Bay  images..

Enjoy! 

Cheers - Todd 

Wharariki Dreamtime

Wharariki Dreamtime Wharariki beach is a place of physical contrasts - rock-solid sea stacks, velvety sand dunes, pounding waves, pristine reflections and ever present wind. I wanted to capture the dynanism of this landscape while expresssing the contrasts between the moving elements and those 'cast in stone'. I think that this 4 minute exposure comes close to communicating this. Photography by: Sarah Sisson. Image Gallery: Nelson & Golden Bay
Camera: NIKON D800 Lens: 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 Shooting Data: f/9, 140, ISO200

This image is now available as a limited edition Canvas Print \ Framed Print | Fine Art Photographic Print.

 

 

River of sand, Wharariki Beach Golden Bay

River of sand, Wharariki Beach Golden Bay Sand patterns, beach grasses and the Archway islands at sunset - Wharariki beach at its magnificent best! I find this image incredibly satisfying and easy view - it captures perfectly the 'mind picture' that I hold of Wharariki Beach - sand dunes, surf and sunlight. Photography by: Todd Sisson. Image Gallery: Nelson & Golden Bay
Camera: NIKON D800E Lens: 17.0-35.0 mm f/2.8 Shooting Data: f/13, 1/13th, ISO100

This image is now available as a limited edition Canvas Print \ Framed Print | Fine Art Photographic Print.

 

Archway Islands, Wharariki Beach, Golden Bay

Archway Islands, Wharariki Beach, Golden Bay The Archway Islands reflected in the sands of Wharariki Beach - West Coast / Golden Bay, New Zealand Photography by: Sarah Sisson. Image Gallery: Nelson & Golden Bay
Camera: NIKON D800E Lens: 17.0-35.0 mm f/2.8 Shooting Data: 11, 1/25, 100

This image is now available as a limited edition Canvas Print \ Framed Print | Fine Art Photographic Print.

 

Sandstone formations & Archway Islands, Wharariki Beach, West Coast

Sandstone formations & Archway Islands, Wharariki Beach, West Coast The view north from the south end of Whararki beach at dawn, the striking form of the Archway Islands sits in the distance. Photography by: Todd Sisson. Image Gallery: Nelson & Golden Bay
Camera: NIKON D800E Lens: 17.0-35.0 mm f/2.8 Shooting Data: 11, 0.4, 100

This image is now available as a limited edition Canvas Print \ Framed Print | Fine Art Photographic Print.

 

 

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