Golden Dawn, Moeraki Boulders

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This was one of those days that you never forget. Everything just came together perfectly. I arrived at these incredible rock formations well before the sun rose on this cold winter's morning.

It was extremely dark but with a torch in hand I made my way along the deserted beach on the remote south-east coast of New Zealand. As I got my gear out of my backpack and got ready for the sunrise, the tide slowly drifted outwards. This was essential for the success of my final image.

As the light increased and my eyes adjusted to the darkness, I noticed showers coming in from the north. Coupled with a small break in the clouds on the horizon, my experience had taught me that the first light may reflect off the moisture falling from the sky. This could provide some amazing colour.

With my heart pounding with anticipation, I waited patiently for the sun to appear. The problem with photographing in the middle of winter so far south of the equator is that the sun rises very late in the day!

And there it was. For just a few minutes, the clouds lit up with a brilliant orange glow. The waves subsided to reveal the reflection of boulders in the wet sand. I held my breath, fired off a few frames, and the sun disappeared as quickly as it had arrived.

Without doubt, one of the best sunrises I have ever witnessed!

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