Last Wednesday in Auckland had the coincidence of clear skies, cool temperatures and a study-break on campus. I put in for leave for the day, and then went off to explore the Mokoroa Stream in Goldies Bush. This is an area of native forest, some of it regenerating, between Waitekere and Muriwai. I hadn't been there before, so I tried to travel light. Which actually isn't as easy as it sounds when you're packing camera gear and a solid tripod.
The thing I like about New Zealand forest streams, is that they tend to emphasise cool tones of blues and greens. The low light conditions are what makes the tripod compulsory for getting shots.
#1- this photo had an exposure time of 20 seconds.
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