On the far side of Buller Bay the locals have carved a path down the cliff to the beach. Very little sand on the beach, its covered in treacherous rocks of all different shapes and sizes, I was careful walking across them as it would have been easy to twist an ankle!
This is early morning, about an hour after sunrise, and the wind was incredibly strong, I know why the first settlers named it Cape Foulwind! Luckily it was a bit calmer down behind the cliffs, but as you can see from the surf and the sky, it was very blustery.
I did a BW conversion on the above image as I wanted to capture all the textures in the driftwood and in the sky.
This image is another big piece of driftwood further around, I have left this in colour so you can see the colours in the rocks and cliffs. The muted light faded the distant hills into a haze of blue and grey. It was very invigorating to be there with the wind howling and the surf pounding!
Do you think the BW works?
I pushed the skies a notch or two higher than I normally would in post pro – is it too much? Are they distracting or add to the mood?