RobJDickinson
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schmutz July 18, 2015
This shot of yours would have to be my favorite in your collection, great in colour and superb comp.
RobJDickinson July 20, 2015
Thanks!
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BrunoHeeb August 25, 2015
absolutely amazing shot
 
KittyKatzPhotography October 24, 2015
Wow this is the perfect time to be at this beautiful spot. Mine are during the day there and Oh how I wish I could get back there :) Beautiful Photo one of the best is this collection.
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lyallreynolds May 14, 2016
Was there last week, beautiful spot, good sunrise but too many people around to get a good shot
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bastardcollector May 14, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique.
 
Sightforlife May 14, 2016
Inspirational
 
ellensweetmanbrant May 14, 2016
Heavenly. Honored to see such clarity and beauty
 
ronronco January 04, 2017
I liked this shot the best among the winners of the Coast vs Inland
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zlimmen January 04, 2017
NIce :)
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Pamelabole January 04, 2017
Stunning capture!!! Congrats on your Award!!! : )
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trexkamal January 04, 2017
Brilliant shot
 
nigelplayle January 22, 2017
Awesome capture. New Zealand is a photographers heaven, with endless opportunities unmatched anywhere else in the world.
 
johncheetham June 06, 2018
Have to say Rob you work is absolutely fantastic and inspirational
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robbielee September 17, 2018
I love the color scheme.

On A knife Edge



Perched high above the crashing ocean huge cliffs drop off to either side , balanced on a knife edge , tripod locked only marginally in place I waited the dawn ...
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Perched high above the crashing ocean huge cliffs drop off to either side , balanced on a knife edge , tripod locked only marginally in place I waited the dawn of a new day.

Nugget point is a spectacular place to visit, in some ways an easy place to shoot, but in others not so!

You dont get many chances to shoot such a location with great light and a long exposure like this!
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Contest Finalist in The First Light Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in The Golden Hour Photo Contest
Runner Up in Coast Or Inland Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Coast Or Inland Photo Contest
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Behind The Lens

Location
Nugget Point, Catlins, New Zealand
Time
Sunrise baby! A long wait for it too.
Lighting
4th try for good light at this location that weekend, hours spent in driving wind and rain exposed on a cliff face with a huge drop. Worth it though. Wanted to combine a sunstar and ling exposure, and get a nice split tone across the image.
Equipment
Sony A7r, metabones adaptor, canon 16-35L, Lee filters ( big stopper) , sirui tripod.
Inspiration
I've always wanted to get a great shot of this location, its quite remote but still accessible, decided to spend an entire easter shooting in the area and ended up shooting this spot 4 times before getting a decent sunrise. The location is amazing the sense of scale is incredible, I love big dynamic lighting and this really needed some pop to make it rise above
Editing
Yeah heaps.. more than my normal. Had to clone out another photographer further down the cliff and tidy up a lot of dust spots and flare, colour balance from the big stopper and some luminosity masking with some dodge and burning to bring out the detail
In my camera bag
I always travel with two bodies now, my a7r for landscapes and canon 6d for astro. Never without my 24mm tilt shift or 16-35L UWA. Add to that my Lee filters and a novoflex VR slim for panos and the sirui tripod and I'm all set.
Feedback
Persistence and planning, get there early to get the spot and make sure you are at the right time of year

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