This was one of the final images that I made of Swan Creek in Kaikoura. Mike and I were driving along Ocean Beach road when we spied the reflection of light off to the right. When we drove off the road onto the beach we discovered that Swan Creek was not only in great light but it had a beautiful shape. We photographed this location for around thirty minutes moving around the scene and allowing each other to find their place in the landscape to set down their tripod and apply whatever photographic technique that seemed appropriate at the time.
In this shot, I have attached my ten stop Neutral Density Filter so that the shutter speed becomes slow making the watery textures soft and dreamlike. This happened to be the last frame from that location, then we moved off to look for other subjects to photograph while the light lasted.