Oh Te Henga! Chronicling my visit to Bethell's Beach

Hello! My name is Rajeev Nedumaran. I like visiting the different surfing spots around Auckland and documenting the surfing action there. This is the story of my visit to Te Henga or Bethell's Beach, a popular surfing spot on the Waitakere Ranges. I have always wanted to come out here to check out the action. I was not disappointed!

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I am a great fan of the photographer, Rambo Estrada and his wave photographs. I always attempt some from the beach! I probably should learn swimming and venture out into the water to get a different perspective, I suppose! :-)

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The beach is a beehive of activity. Dogs, humans, surfers, football...everything is happening here!!

Everyone's having a bit of fun! Except maybe the doggee safeguarding his owner's bags!!
Then she walked in, and I had my Baywatch moment!

And then there was this bunch of surfer dudes, looking for the right place to hit the break. I followed them all over the beach!

Smile...you are on camera!!
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I am a big fan of Justin Rosenberg and his colour palette. Here I have attempted processing a few of my shots as a tribute to his style!

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Te Hanga is a fantastic piece of paradise. It's vast sands, lends itself to some amazing imagery. I love photographing the vastness of the space juxtaposed with isolated subjects. Somehow it illustrates my love for solitude in an increasingly chaotic world.

Find out more about my work by taking a look at my site!

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