HDR photography at the Huka Falls: Taupo, New Zealand

This was the 24th post (Day 24) of an entire year-long series, which I named ‘Project 365′. The idea was simple enough: travel for a full year and document every day of it, in the form of a daily picture and poem. I am still working on a book of this year-long travel, but till then, enjoy all the posts here. You can check out the daily posts in the details below or jump to the final day of the project by clicking here.

25th July 2014 – Taupo, New Zealand

Beyond pine trees, and timber forests,

the water flowed home, with no levy nor toll.
I paused to stare, to admire, to adore.
The strength and the surrealism, of the waterfall.
huka falls hdr taupo

A very failed attempt at HDR photography at the Huka falls


For the previous night, the paracetamol helped.

Woke up at noon, though. Checked out of the hostel, kept my stuff in the storage room, and started walking to Huka falls, only 6 KMs away. Oh, this was going to be a long day, with a total of 12 KMs walked!!

Further Reading: After Taupo, check out the amazing sunrise in Wellington, New Zealand

It’s a nice walk though, and the weather was amazing. Maybe it was the cold weather, but had an inkling to try HDR today. Tried it, then merged the pics using Photoshop’s photo merge Pro, and gave it a surrealistic touch.

I was never very good at art, but photoshop helps me to fake it.

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About Abhi Surendran

Abhi quit his corporate job, and decided to immerse himself in travels, photography, occasional periods of bankruptcy, and copious amounts of insanity. He is currently working on a book of his experiences, and a dream road trip through South Asia. Both in a haphazard fashion. He blogs at Iamnothome and you can also catch him at times on Facebook and twitter.

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