Piha Sunrise

Braving one of New Zealand's best known beaches on the West Coast of Auckland in the middle of winter is not most people's idea of a great time. And doing so at dawn will have most people wondering just how geographically challenged I might be, given the sun rises completely in the other direction.  But you might just be surprised at how worthwhile a trip to a west coast beach is at this time of day, where all the right ingredients are already in place to greet the sun's rise.

 Rocking the Sun by Anthony Sowerby  Canon EOS 6D Mark II 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 24mm | ISO 100 | f/11 | 1/50 sec

Rocking the Sun by Anthony Sowerby
Canon EOS 6D Mark II 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6
24mm | ISO 100 | f/11 | 1/50 sec

 Streamlight by Anthony Sowerby  Canon EOS 6D Mark II 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 24mm | ISO 200 | f/5.6 | 1/250 sec

Streamlight by Anthony Sowerby
Canon EOS 6D Mark II 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6
24mm | ISO 200 | f/5.6 | 1/250 sec

 Lion Rock by Anthony Sowerby  Canon EOS 6D Mark II 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 50mm | ISO 100 | f/7.1 | 1/250 sec

Lion Rock by Anthony Sowerby
Canon EOS 6D Mark II 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6
50mm | ISO 100 | f/7.1 | 1/250 sec