Steve Oldham Photography

Landscape and Travel Photographer from Manchester, England

Posts tagged ‘ocean’

500px

I’ve just been given a free three-month trial upgrade to an “Awesome” account at 500px so I’m working through my portfolio and uploading them there to judge the response.

Feel free to check me out there as well!

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Today’s image is Boa Viagem beach in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil. It’s my girlfriend Ana‘s home city and has a gorgeous urban beach. Outside of Brazil, people think of Copacabana or Ipanema when you mention beaches there, but the north-eastern beaches are waaay prettier than the Rio beaches!

Cook Strait, New Zealand

The Cook Strait separates the north and south islands of New Zealand. There is a regular ferry crossing between Wellington, the capital city on the North Island, and Picton at the northern end of the South Island.

We took the early morning crossing. The previous day we had experienced typical weather for that part of the country – howling winds and horizontal rain as we took the Magic Bus south into Wellington. It was therefore a real delight to wake the next morning and discover the weather had cleared, and the Strait was like a millpond.

Sunrise, Cook Strait

 

The scale is deceptive, as you can tell from this shot of an oncoming ferry. Bear in mind that these are full size passenger ferries – in fact the one we were on I had travelled on before, in its previous life crossing between Holyhead in Wales and Dublin, Ireland!

Cook Strait