This shot was taken in Moria Gate, Kahurangi National Park, on the west coast of the South Island in New Zealand. The biggest challenge – getting the campervan up the metal road to the car park. It had been raining heavily so the road had a few slips and we could hear the trees scraping the roof as we passed. Luckily it was a rental.
The water actually flows in from one end, does a subterraean u-turn and flows back outside at the other end of the cave. It would be pretty near impossible to get a great shot without multiple exposures as the light levels were all over the place. The outside being well lit, while inside the cave was pretty dark. Unfortunately I didn’t take multiple exposures, but with just the one Digital RAW file I was able to expose it correctly for the different light levels and blend them back together in Photoshop.
Format: Digital RAW ISO: 100 Shutter: 15 sec Aperture: f29