Saturday, January 7, 2012

A New Zealand Northland Christmas - Post #4

We stopped for the first night in a little town called Omapere.  You can see our motel in the distance on the left side of the photo.  After getting settled in we explored this beautiful peninsula at the end of the bay.

Looking in the opposite direction and across the bay was this sand dune.  The variety of landscapes here in NZ never ceases to amaze me!

We sat on a bench to watch the sun set on Christmas eve.  I used my telephoto to capture the peachy glow on the sand and clouds, and the mist as the waves rolled into shore.  This was just before the sun set,  with the sun out of the frame on the left.

After sunset we waited in hopes that the color show would continue, and we were not disappointed.