The previous day I'd by chance gotten up just in time to witness a gorgeous sunrise at Kairuru sheep farm near Motueka in New Zealand. So that night I prepared my camera in advance, attaching my seldom-used graduated neutral density filter. The next morning, I got up and took this picture. That's Abel Tasman National Park you're looking at in the distance, next to the water.
Minolta Maxxum 7, Fujichrome Velvia 50, Graduated neutral density filter, 3/9/2002
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