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Category:Scenic
Subcategory:Oceans
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Keywords:New Zealand Coastlines, Ocean, Rocks, Sky, Split Apple Rock
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Dimensions7360 x 4912
Original file size16.4 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken10-Nov-14 03:09
Date modified24-Dec-15 08:24
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D800E
Focal length82 mm
Focal length (35mm)82 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure30s at f/5.6
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 250
Metering modeSpot
Digital zoom1x
Sculpture of Perpetuity

Sculpture of Perpetuity

Split Apple Rock is a geological rock formation in The Tasman Bay off the northern coast of the South Island of New Zealand. It was said that two gods of Maori legend were fighting over the possession of a large boulder. To settle the matter, they used their godlike strength to break it in half.

This place has been in my wishlist for a long time, and finally I visited it in November 2014. We drove to the beach around 4am. The twilight from the east already started to be visible, while the moon still hang on the sky and shined on the Split Apple Rock. From the cliff on the right side, one may get a sense about the size of this giant.