Pirates Cave

Pirates Cave. I actually have no idea if this is a pirates cave. Chances are really good that it’s not. So far as I know there were not any pirates skulking around the coast of New Zealand. However it would have made an awesome place for pirates to stash their booty.

I was able to visit this cave when on the Stray bus trip I did in New Zealand. BTW, if anyone is planning on doing a trip to New Zealand I totally recommend that you do the Stray Bus. And if you are going to do it contact me and I will give you a secret code that will get you a discount on your bus trip. I’m not allowed to post the code on this blog as part of my agreement with Stray

Just as I got to the cave the rain started. Water was running down the outside of the rocks and down over the entrance to the cave. I loved this effect.

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While this image looks like an HDR from multiple images it is created from only one image then edited heavily in Aurora HDR Pro, Lightroom, and Photoshop. I have not been shooting too much spectacular stuff these days so I am falling back on stuff I have shot in the last 6  months or so. Tomorrow the plan is to get out to both the Killing Cave, and the Bat Cave, as well as visit one of the local Wat’s. So with any luck I will have a good variety of shots saved up after tomorrow. Then again the plan for today was to get up early and do lots of work and that went to hell when I woke up at noon instead of 8am.

Growing up one of my biggest dreams was to explore the world. Honestly I never thought this would become reality. But at the end of 2014 I quit my job as a project manager to do just that. I sold most everything I own, packed up the remaining boxes in storage, and set out to see the world. My goals while traveling are to meet people everywhere I go, work on becoming a better photographer, and attempt to stay where the weather is not freezing. Along the way I am posting photos at Pixelbip.com and writing about my experiences at EarthToKeir.com