Our base for all activities in the “Abel Tasman” and “Golden Bay” regions was Motueka.
This little town is not very pretty or special, but somehow we ended up here every time.
Instead of staying in the town centre we tried to explore as much as possible.
When we took a closer look we discovered the wreck of the Janie Seddo, a Scottish mining vessel. It was part of World War II and was later used for fishing.
This wreck immediately caught our attention and was perfect for our kind of photography. We had to plan a lot to get this done.
First the tide had to be 2 hours after low tide (which we found out over time), so we would still get the reflection of the ship and were able to get on the boat at the same time.
Then we wanted to have clouds, for a dramatic atmosphere and matching clothes (which we found at one of the many “Family Stores”).
After a few attempts, we got the perfect time at sunrise. It was really fun to photograph this amazing scenery, even though we were tired. Overall we spend a lot of time on these photos, from the planning, over the actual shoot to the post processing.
The photo series is about forgetting was has happend in the past and to move on. What has happend will stay in you forever and is part of your character, but that doesn’t mean you can’t go on. Some people have “Forgotten to Forget”.