Shine Falls in Hawke’s Bay drop a spectacular 58m over a limestone cliff. We wanted to get out in the sunshine for a New Year’s Eve walk. After a bit of a drive there’s a Department of Conservation car parking area, complete with picnic site and long-drop toilet, and then an easy walk through farmland and bush to the falls.
I took my X-T1 with Fuji 35mm and Mitakon 24mm lenses. I only had a screw on neutral density filter with a 56mm thread which wouldn’t fit either lens. So, with the camera firmly mounted on the tripod I had to hold the filter carefully in front of the lens. Add to that a fair bit of spray blowing in the breeze from the falls onto the filter and lens and I’m more than satisfied with the results.
Fungi on a very much still living tree in the forest.
A pattern of tree ferns branches – typical New Zealand lowland forest.
The falls appear through the trees
The stream leading from the falls
All images © Simon Shaw 2015