New Zealand's Incredible Black Sand Beaches

by Andrew Smith August 09, 2017

New Zealand's Incredible Black Sand Beaches

New Zealand is filled with pristine natural environments, one of the most intriguing and dramatic is the black sand found in a number of beaches scattered across the country. Black sand is heavy, glossy, and magnetic. It's formed largely from volcanic activity and provides a stunning canvas for photography. The dark tones in the sand helps bring out subtle textures, particularly in low light. In this shot I've used Lightroom to accentuate some of this beautiful detail, it's definitely one of my favourite environments to shoot in.

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Andrew Smith
Andrew Smith

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I am a Creative Director living and working in New Zealand, I have a special interest in travel and landscape photography, I also produce presets for Adobe Lightroom.



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