This shot was taken on the West Coast road to Karame, heading towards the Kahurangi National Park. It was right on sunset so I did three exsposures using a tripod to capture the colours in the sky and in the puddles and used Photomatix to make a HDR (high dynamic range) exposure. The nikau palms are an iconic New Zealand tree so pretty happy to have them in the shot as well. That’s the great thing about travelling around in a motorhome – you can stop whenever you feel like it.
Road to Karame
Near Karame, West Coast, South Island, New Zealand
The best time to see the blue bonnets bloom in all their glory is from late February to April
Written by Dean
Photography by Dean