I woke up about an hour earlier than I needed to get this sunrise shot of the Nugget point light house in New Zealand. I had to scramble up a hill and sit in the cold freezing my nuts off while I waited for sunrise. I took three photos at different exposures (1 for the sky, 1 for the water and 1 for the land) and comboined them using Photoshop. I tweaked each first using camera RAW beforehand. I also tried a high Dynamic range shot using Photomatic but the result was unnatural so canned that version.
Nugget Point Lighthouse
The smattering of islands at Nugget Point, West Coast, New Zealand
Best time to photograph is sunrise
Written by Dean
Photography by Dean