Interesting Photo of the Day: Moeraki Boulders

Sunsets are always magnificent if captured properly. But when you capture one with something that you don’t see every day, like these Moeraki Boulders in New Zealand, it takes it to another level:

sunset with unique rock formations

“Alien Forms” by Chris Smith (Via 500px. Click image to see full size.)

Besides the unique rock formations and the magnificent sunset, good post processing and a camera with decent dynamic range were required to pull off this image. Using a Canon 5D, photographer Chris Smith managed to combine technique with natural phenomena perfectly.

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3 Comments

  1. Avola says:

    Magnificent photo, indeed. Looks surreal. I’d love to be there for such a sunset.

  2. russell scott says:

    its presumable sunrise not sunset – the boulders are on the east facing coast of NZ + shaded by cliffs at sunset (and at late afternoon there can be hundreds of people here taking pictures – sunrise is much quieter as few people gut out of bed early enough)

  3. resident says:

    Avola , so would i love to see that , but unfortunately the sun sets in the west in New Zealand , This photo looks east as russell points out. well doctored job….

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