Papa Rockfall

Cape Kidnappers

Papa Rockfall


Rocks usually signify a sense of longevity, of solidity, of standing firm while the world constantly changes around them. This is not so here with this great boulder of mudstone that has recently fallen from the cliff at Cape Kidnappers in Hawke's Bay. It has split open from the fall, like a smashed fruit and will be quickly softened and sculptured by the sea. Wet mudstone is a transient, vulnerable rock. I love the twin colours in the rock strata, colours which are almost replicated in the sand and sea.

Taken on Asahi Pentax 6/7. 45mm lens. 100 ASA Ektachrome film. Aperture F22.

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