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Hole in the Rock



This image was taken at Hole in the Rock located at Piercy Island in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand. The shot is from a boat in the hole itself....
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This image was taken at Hole in the Rock located at Piercy Island in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand. The shot is from a boat in the hole itself.
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breckthecamerachick
 
breckthecamerachick April 28, 2016
Great shot!!
adriansart PRO+
 
adriansart May 01, 2016
Love this it makes a very dramatic looking subject!
Fabius
 
Fabius May 10, 2016
Nice Cave, good shoot!
Tpm067
 
Tpm067 July 28, 2016
Since I have no where else to reply, thank you very much ViewBug for the Summer Selection award! :) It means a lot!
Bazz PRO+
 
Bazz August 25, 2016
Terrific capture! Thank you for joining my "Less is More" challenge! Good Luck!

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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo from inside a sea cave known as "Hole in the Rock" which is located within Piercy Island in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand. The photo is actually taken from the bow of a tour boat located in the hole itself. I was on a trip to New Zealand in 2007 which is when I got the opportunity to visit the area. Tours leave from Paihia on the North Island if anyone plans to visit!
Time
This is my personal favourite image by far just because of the stark contrast between the cave and the daylight. It was taken in mid afternoon with the sun still high in the sky and actually taken with a 7MP Olympus point and shoot camera. This happens to be one of my very first favourite shots that got me hooked on photography. Once I saw what was possible to obtain with the right lighting and image composition, I caught the bug. I'd like to think I've come a long way since I took this photo in terms of my photography skills, but the essence of this image is still something I continue chasing, aspiring to capture again.
Lighting
I wanted to capture the essence of the cave and center the bright daylight in the middle of the frame to give a stark contrast. Having the near black border of the cave mouth with the overexposed cave mouth entrance reflected at the bottom of the frame really makes this image pop and add some mystery, in my opinion. Looking at this image it almost feels like you're backing into the cave into a world unknown and leaving the real world behind.
Equipment
This was shot with a handy Olympus Stylus 710 point and shoot camera, circa 2007.
Inspiration
Simply put, the beauty of New Zealand was what inspired me with this photograph. The raw beauty of the landscape is a once in a lifetime experience to behold if you're from elsewhere in the world. This capture of the amazing beauty of New Zealand and this cave in particular is what has cemented my love for landscape photography and has inspired every shot I have taken since.
Editing
Usually to get just the right look for a landscape photo with such stark contrast is quite difficult. I was fortunate that this image did not require any post processing to achieve the look I wanted. This is the JPEG right from the camera as shot!
In my camera bag
That depends upon where I'm going and the shots I'm looking at getting. I'm still very much an amateur photographer so my bag of equipment is very small and practical. At a bare minimum I take my camera and wide angle (AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR) lens. I also have a telephoto (AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED) and macro (AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G) lens that I use on occasion. I've recently added a gradual ND2-2000 filter and remote shutter to my bag to help out with those day time long exposure shots. If I'm on a longer photo session I'll bring along my recently acquired Manfrotto travel tripod as well. As for the Olympus point and shoot used for this shot, it's been relegated to a camera for taking pictures at my work as a mechanical engineer! It's worth noting that at the time of taking the above image I only had a point and shoot camera!
Feedback
Take everything in that's around you. It's not enough to be just looking through the lens, you need to be a part of and experiencing your surroundings. Once you've immersed yourself in what's around you, you'll be able to better appreciate and capture the moment. It's about patience and also enjoyment.

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