Faces of Morocco
Faces of Morocco
I went to Tunnel Beach together with twenty other photographers at 6am hoping for good weather.
We arrived at the location before sunrise and went down the steep path in pitch darkness. I picked a location to start shooting and when daylight broke I was overwhelmed with the shear beauty and magnificence of the place! The cliffs are simply majestic and the waves are crushing with brute force of mother nature.
I fell in love with the place and returned again the next morning. This time I was more focused and picked a few new locations. When the conference was concluded, I rented a car and drove to the beach for the third time. This time there was noone there and the clouds were awesome! I spent another three hours capturing the beauty of these rocks and hope that this portfolio gives it justice!
For centuries the Southern Ocean and its salt-laden wind have sculpted the sandstone coastline south of Dunedin. The outcome is a line of magnificent high cliffs, arches and headlands that provide endless vantage points for breathtaking views.
The track downhill leads to the spectacular, rocky coastline. The hand carved rock tunnel gives Tunnel Beach it's name. Built in the 1870s, the passage allows access to a secluded and sheltered beach at the base of the cliffs. In the 1870’s John Cargill, a son of Captain William Cargill, excavated a tunnel down to a secluded beach so that the Cargill families could bathe in privacy away from the prying eyes of St Clair. The beach has massive sandstone boulders, mysterious graffiti carved into the cliffs and a dangerous rip that sadly drowned Cargill's youngest daughter.