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Melanchromy | St Clair Beach, Dunedin

Any local landscaper worth his salt has shot this derelict breakwater ... or was it once a jetty? Only 5 minutes walk along the shoreline, these wooden posts will provide any photographer with numerous creative possibilities... and wet feet. Question: What do ya do, when the weather's crap? When the light is flat, and the seascape is de-saturated?

Answer: pull out your 10-stop ND Filter, of course! Then convert your RAW files to monochrome. After all, black & white is the new colour. This is indulging in real fine art photography. How about film noir treatment? Sepia tones, anyone? What if we crop it square?

As a wave is receding, it washes the beach clean of footprints. During a long exposure, it also creates wonderful lead-in lines. Don't forget the reflections, which add a touch of symmetry. Click through this series using the arrow icons...

You can watch us shoot these photos on YouTube: EPISODE EIGHT | Moeraki & St Clair Beach. Or follow me as I process these images in Photoshop. Enroll in the ultimate landscape masterclass, LOCATIONZ.


Aperture: f/8 | Shutter Speed: 30 seconds | ISO: 100 | Focal length: 17mm Canon 5D Mark III, using NiSi 6-stop ND Filter and V5 kit [ Click to see video review ]

[ If camera settings are still confusing, enroll in my Discover Your DSLR course ]

Keyword: landscape photography south island nz

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