Happy New Year! 365 days after starting this daily-photo project it feels weird (but good) to be finished. It’s been a crazy year in Canterbury so glad to say that 2011 is over and bring on 2012!
I thought it would be fitting to use some HDR images for my final day (sorry to those who aren’t a fan of HDR…) as it’s something that I have learnt a lot about during this project. These images are from our drive to Kaikoura yesterday, walking around Kaikoura and a surf spot about 15 minutes north where I spent 3 hours watching the boys surf some mediocre waves. Obviously I couldn’t get 3 shots of people surfing so I used 5 TIFF images from the RAW to create the HDR.
It’s a pretty awesome night tonight so I grabbed my camera and went for a walk down the beach. It was overcast with showers today but has settled down tonight and is a really still, warm night which made for a great walk down the beach with the high tide, waves crashing and the beach to myself. Days like this make me glad I live at the beach on day 347! 😀
I went for a walk down the beach this morning and even though it was a pretty stink morning, the beach is always awesome. We love living at the beach and are looking forward to our first summer here and spending lots of of swimming and lazing around. Anyway, here are a few shots that I like from day 282…
I was driving home late this afternoon and the sun was just going down so I stopped by the Waikuku Estuary for a look… It was a pretty impressive sunset which got even better after I had left and was driving home but oh well. You can’t really see in the photo but the mountains in the background are covered in snow and the whole scene was pretty awesome. So that’s it for my 209th day 🙂
The old pink seat overlooking Waikuku Beach. I was down talking photos of my 11 year-old sister-in-law braving the freezing water to get some photos of her catching a wave and thought this photo summed up the relaxed, carefree beach feeling.