Te Paki Stream is the entrance to New Zealand’s “90 mile beach” highway, in the far north. Because of unusual weather patterns the stream has silted up to where it doesn’t work for that any more. But the tour buses still come in so the daring can ride boogie boards down the sand dunes.
I took a pass on the thrill, but enjoyed watching others.
My old, and very faithful, Canon A510 would occasionally create a monochrome, almost black and white effect when the sun was really bright and sparkly. Technically it is probably an error of some sort and I could never make it happen on purpose, but sometimes I liked the results.