Of all the locations my wife and I visited in the South Island of New Zealand last year, this was one of the most epic to me and something we happened upon by chance. I took this shot a few minutes after sunset at an awe-inspiring collection of massive sea stacks far below State Highway 6 between Greymouth and Punakaiki. There is a steep trail down to the beach starting directly above the sea stacks, or you can drive north about a half mile where the road is closer to sea level and walk south along the beach. Be careful either way, as the cliff-side trail is a bit dicey, and the tides are no joke, especially near the sea stacks where the beach is populated by large, slippery rocks. I couldn’t determine online if this particular human head-shaped formation had a name, so I went with the oh-so-clever title “Giant’s Head Sea Stack.” I hope to get back to this location to do much more photography in the future, and to simply be in the presence of these formations again. The head one wasn’t the biggest, but it was still quite impressive. If you look at the “nose” you can see a bird perched there for scale reference.
I’ve started a separate Tumblr blog exclusively for my photography. I will be cross-blogging some photos from there to here, but just to be clear, there most likely won’t be any Avatar/Korra related posts over there. It will predominantly consist of landscape shots, with some wildlife, urbanscape, and portraiture thrown in there too, and of course photos of my dog. No strict guidelines, just whatever I am into shooting at the time. Right now I’m kicking it off by *finally* getting around to processing some shots from my trip to New Zealand, which was almost a year ago. So come on over to bryankonietzkophotography.tumblr.com if this sort of thing interests you! Thanks!