Muriwai Beach Pt 1

by Phil Clark February. 25, 2019 208 views

This is my new local beach in NZ now, having moved over from the evermore hustle and bustle of Hibiscus Coast. Most of the West Coast beaches are dangerous to swim in given the rips, plus they have a unique dark/black sand that burns the feet lol in the height of summer. It’s a lovely largely unspoiled rugged beach. So we went to explore one day near sunset for a walk and I took along the Sony A7R3 and the Canon 70-200mm f2.8 via a Sigma MC11 adapter...

Sunset at Muriwai Beach - A7R3 w Canon 70-200mm f2,8

Sunset at Muriwai Beach - A7R3 w Canon 70-200mm f2,8

I love the colours in the sunset photo above, as well as the composition. Earlier in the evening we were further up the beach, which is also classed as a road, so they put up speed limit signs, which look very surreal on the black sand. But the locals use it regularly for fishing trips.

Muriwai Beach speed limit - A7R3 w Canon 70-200 f2.8

Muriwai Beach speed limit - A7R3 w Canon 70-200 f2.8

The backdrop of the beach is dunes with the rugged grasses growing. I like the subdued early evening clouds with the dunes rising in front. Again just playing with the lens and camera combo to see how it all looks. What does everyone think?

Muriwai Dunes in the late afternoon/early evening sun - A7R3 w Canon 70-200mm f2.8

Muriwai Dunes in the late afternoon/early evening sun - A7R3 w Canon 70-200mm f2.8

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