My challenge was to get close enough to eliminate distracting objects. Sometimes there were too many interesting items together. Composition was key, as I made minor adjustments to my position to get the right angle.
Back story: I was visiting our capital city, Wellington, for a cousin's funeral.
I rented a car and drove north to the remote rural outpost that is Castlepoint.
The lighthouse here is well-photographed, usually from a prominent lookout point. I spent hours there c...