Lake Taupo, Anzac Weekend

Anzac Eve Sunset, Lake Taupo | 16mm | 3 exposures @ 30, 15 and 8 sec | f16 | ISO100


ANZAC weekend was a few weeks ago now but I did spend it down in Motuopa on the shores of Lake Taupo and the weather did clear long enough for me to get a few photos. The top picture of the wee swirl of rocks as the sun sets over Lake Taupo was taken on the eve on ANZAC day. Imagine my delight when I stumbled upon this almost perfect curve of rocks on the shore of Mission Bay, I didn't even have to get my feet wet as I was perched on top of a much bigger boulder. I did leave my camera strap on the beach though.

The bottom two shots were from the following morning. The first is of the Tongariro River at dawn, didn't the fishermen stay still for 15 seconds! The wharf at the bottom is the Motuopa jetty taken about 45 minutes later. I was back home in time for a lie in! 

Anzac Dawn over the Tongariro River | 32mm | 3 exposures @ 60, 30 &15 sec | f8.0 | ISO100

Motuopa Wharf | 21mm | 0.8sec | f16 | ISO100