Kai Iwi Beach, Whanganui


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A late autumn trip through the lower North Island found us enjoying a few days relaxing with friends in Whanganui.  We decided to head to the coast to explore the beaches to the west of the city.  Kai Iwi Beach is a popular beach, particularly during the summer months, however we all but had the beach to ourselves on this particular afternoon.

Further to the west, around the Taranaki coastline, we could see unsettled, typically autumnal weather yet Kai Iwi beach remained calm and warm.  After making several images facing west, I turned around to look back towards the east and found the late afternoon sun casting beautiful soft light across the cliffs.  It was a perfect opportunity to use neutral density filters to further soften the ebb and flow of the ocean waves that were gently lapping at the black west coast sands.  The motion of the clouds drifting on the breeze was also softened by the long exposure.  I enjoy the resulting painterly effect of this image.

As I made my images that afternoon, I was chatting with one of my best friends who noted that the erosion of the cliffs had occurred rather recently.  It left me pondering the greater issue of the state of our coastlines under the threat of climate change.  These beautiful landscapes are perhaps not as permanent as we perhaps once assumed them to be – making it all the more important that we enjoy them and increase efforts to limit our impact on our environment.


Image size: 18″ x 12″ / 305mm x 457mm

Your print will also include an additional white space border to allow for easy handling during the framing process.


As a Limited Edition Print, the following pricing structure applies:

Prints 1-5: $199

Prints 6-20: $299

Prints 21-25: $499

Price includes free delivery within New Zealand.

About this Limited Edition
  • Edition of 25
  • Media: Canson Infinity Rag Photographique 310 gsm cotton paper using Canon Lucia Pro archival pigment-based inks
  • Print is hand-signed and numbered
  • Includes hand-signed Certificate of Authenticity
  • Information sheet with the story of the image and capture details

Photographic prints of this image will only be available in this limited edition.  I do reserve the right to use the image for other purposes for example: calendars, books, greeting cards, postcards and other items of a similar nature.

Image Details
Camera: Canon EOS 6D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f4L at 105mm
Exposure: f/11, 20s, ISO 100

Shipping and Handling

Prints are carefully packaged before being rolled and placed into a protective postal tube for shipping.  This offers a higher level of protection to your new print during transit than if it were shipped flat and allows you to store it safely while arranging framing.

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