"Having been a favourite place since my early childhood, I've captured many scenes of Otama over the years, but I regard this as my finest work of this beautiful bay. Noticing the flower buds on the middle branches a couple of weeks earlier, I planned this visit for Boxing day, but my surprise bonus was a full moon. This caused an extremely high tide & brought the sea lapping into the centre, I’d never seen it so high before. And with this gorgeous early morning light, I knew this would make a great scene. Thinking of my sister & nieces in Switzerland who love this beach as much as I do, hence “Wish You Were Here”!
Equipment: 60Mp Phase One DB + Mamiya AFD 645 + 45mm lens
8 frames stitched for maximum detail & clarity
Exposure: 1/100 sec @ f16 ISO 400
Location: Otama, Coromandel Peninsula
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