This is my favourite coastal location in the world for photography, full of varied rock formations, sea stacks and towering cliffs. Walking back from shooting at sunrise, I noticed the colour contrasts between the reflected blue sky and the reddish rocks. Using a polariser, small aperture and low ISO to lengthen the exposure, I managed to capture the water swirls around the rock, adding an extra dimension to the composition.

Paparoa National Park, New Zealand

Canon EOS 5D MkII, Canon EF 16–35mm f/2.8L II USM lens, 5.0 seconds, f20, ISO 50; Gitzo Explorer tripod

by Kah Kit Yoong, Victoria