Blue Lagoon
From a geological point of view the impenetrable wilderness of Kahurangi on the coast of the Tasman Sea on the southern island of New Zealand highly differs from the North Island. Along the west coast of the southern island metamorphic granites, the gneiss of the Tuhua sequence, are found. This is a specialty, because this gneiss belongs to an ancient micro continent that is a remainder of the southern continent of Gondwana that drifted apart 150 million years ago. Additionally trilobite fossils show up in ancient oceanic sediments that were deposited on top of the gneiss. 500 million years ago it just could have looked like in this photography. The monochrome light engulfs the low tide scenery on this mudflat in the Golden Bay.
March 2001
Pentax MZ5, Pentax 24mm, f/22, 4sec, Kodak Ektachrome E6, ISO 100, tripod