June Photo of the Month – Moeraki Eye

My photograph of the month for June 2015 is of one of the Moeraki boulders on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand. The Moeraki boulders have become an iconic location for photographers visiting New Zealand and the area is now one of the most popular locations for landscape photography in the South Island. These oft photographed spherical boulders present a real challenge if you want to try and create something different and unique. This photograph was taken during my 2015 Masterclass workshop (trip report coming soon) and was the result of focusing my efforts on a single boulder that was surrounded by a pool of water at low tide.NewZealand-2355-Edit12015If you are interested in photographing the Moeraki Boulders and many other fabulous locations in New Zealand I will be running another Masterclass workshop to the South Island in both 2016 and 2017. The 2016 Masterclass is already Sold Out but I am now taking expressions of interest for 2017 if you want to be amongst the first to be notified when details are finalised.

Don’t forget! You can win a free 13″ x 19″ Fine Art Print of this photograph including shipping anywhere in the world. All you need do is to be the first to comment on this post on the home page with your thoughts on why you like this photograph or why you would like to own a print of the image and then share the post with your preferred social media outlet.

7 thoughts on “June Photo of the Month – Moeraki Eye

  1. What a unique view – its so “other worldly” – looks like a meteor just ‘dropped in’ – wonderful shot.


  2. I immediately thought pupil, iris, thereby nature,s view of her own sky. Feel selfish hoping to be #1…New Zealand/Australia are my missing continents, and this would be a steady reminder of the beauty I’ve yet to visit.


  3. I love this image as it leaves a great deal to the imagination. It reminds me of the film Time Bandits when the giant emerges from the ocean. This could be the top of a submerged head. Kinda scary thinking about that. Also love the colours and the detail.


  4. Oh my gosh. I had never heard of these before your blog. I had to do some research and now I think if/when I ever get to New Zealand I will make it a point to check them out. Thank you and now I’m wondering what other things are waiting for me there.

    I find this image interesting, to me it appears the boulder looks like the pupil of an eye protected by the water, when in fact its the water that shapes it. Love the colours. I may have to think seriously about doing a workshop in New Zealand, start planning.


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