Farewell Spit Sand Dunes, South Island, New Zealand

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The ever changing sand dunes of Farewell Spit take on a fiery hue as the sun sets. The sand formation located at the very tip of New Zealand's South Island stretches  25Km into the ocean. It is inhabited but hosts a variety of wading birds and sea mammals such as the New Zealand fur seal (Arctocephalus forsteri).

This image was taken with a 50mm lens on the trusty Mamiya 7II medium format rangefinder and scanned on a drum scanner at 6000 samples per inch. Two of the things I love about film are the very smooth transitions into very bright zones and its very high resolution (when scanned with the right tools). Click on image for more details, or visit the gallery.

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