Wednesday Wallpaper | Sunrise over Moeraki Boulders

July 24th, 2013 at 12:17 pm by Todd Sisson
Cover image of landscape photography book Living Landscapes - Sunrise over Moeraki, North Otago New Zealand. Landscape photography by Todd Sisson.

Sunrise at Moeraki boulders, North Otago . Landscape .

The cover shot for our new photography guide Living Landscapes, which went on sale today – check it out if you are interested in learning all of our nifty tricks and secrets ;-)

This image is one of a series of interesting shots that I managed to capture one very productive morning at Moeraki – I wish all of my 5AM starts worked out this well….  The wave motion is not photoshop jiggery-pokery, it  is a 2 second long exposure made while the waves were receding (wet and frozen feet are a must for seascape photography).

See you next week!

Cheers – Todd

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Cheers – Todd [www.sisson.co.nz] 

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10 Responses to “Wednesday Wallpaper | Sunrise over Moeraki Boulders”

  1. wikiriwhis business (4,116 comments) says:

    Red in the morning means rain. Therefore a huge storm is coming here

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  2. Redbaiter (9,560 comments) says:

    Great artistry but too surreal for my taste.

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  3. Todd Sisson (48 comments) says:

    Aww c’mon Redbaiter – get your ‘freak-on’ and embrace the surreality. They have pills for that I believe ;-)

    No rain that Day @w business, just another gloomy leaden skied Otago summer’s day ;-)

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  4. nasska (11,797 comments) says:

    ….”get your ‘freak-on’ and embrace the surreality. They have pills for that “….

    Great idea there Baity…..a couple of happy pills & another lick of your cellphone battery should see you right. :)

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  5. Redbaiter (9,560 comments) says:

    “…..a couple of happy pills & another lick of your cellphone battery should see you right.”

    May well be what you would do Narsey, but being up there in straw chewin weed smokin cousin kissin hound doggin inner tube collectin hillbilly country, what would you know of how civilised people behave?

    Its a great photo. Well framed, good subject selection, excellent light, truly artistic, not the sort of self indulgent schoolboy style rubbish we see on Fridays, but its just not my style.

    Maybe if I got some “happy pills” I might like it completely, but then I’d risk ending up a gape jawed drooling OCD victim like Narsekissa, wouldn’t I?

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  6. Uplander (46 comments) says:

    Visited Moscow last year and saw a photographic exhibition in a park. You’ve guessed it – a large picture of the Moeraki Boulders attracted most interest.

    Strange!

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  7. RRM (10,009 comments) says:

    Red sky in the morning – it’s going to get light soon.

    have pity on a rank beginner – what sort of ISO, aperture and shutter speed works for this sort of early morning light photo?

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  8. beautox (422 comments) says:

    Well : ISO – you’d always want that as low as possible to get as little noise. There’s no shortage of light. So 100ISO normally
    Aperture : you want most of the scene to be in focus, so set the aperture fairly small but maybe not the smallest as you get diffraction softness. f12-f16 is good usually. And if that doesn’t give you a slow enough shutter speed (2 secs), use a ND or ND grad filter…but at 5am you may be OK without one. Shutter speed would be whatever the meter/camera says, and I’d exposure bracket as well to be sure I got perfect exposure. Then I would drop sand into Todd’s camera bag when he was not looking.

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  9. fredinthegrass (274 comments) says:

    Almost the ultimate compliment, Beautox.
    If you keep posting these shots, Todd, that you and Sarah get, I might have to start getting up a wee tad earlier.

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  10. Chthoniid (2,047 comments) says:

    Lovely shot of an iconic NZ scene. Thanks for sharing.

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