"King Of The Castle"

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"A public walkway through these fascinating limestone rock formations at Castle Hill station offers countless photographic opportunities. I hiked the trail the afternoon before, but I sought an image to capture the whole grandeur & decided that this position from some distance would offer the best vantage point. With snow forecast that night, I stayed nearby & returned at the crack of dawn, in time to witness this spectacular scene unfold. As the sun rose, it dodged in & out of the clouds, which created a challenge for me to correct & piece together the 52 separate frames. But the result is this epic panorama which captures the magic."

Equipment: 60Mp Phase One DB + Mamiya AFD 645 + 210mm lens 

Exposure: 1/200 sec @ f5.6 ISO 400

52 frames stitched for extreme detail & clarity, capable of enlargements 4m high, as shown in the first detail image above.

Location: Castle Hill Station, Arthurs Pass.

Click on this photo to view a video I shot shortly afterwards:

Castle Hill video

Limited Edition:
125 signed & certified prints (all sizes & media).

Year of Release: 2017

Printer:
HP Z3200 PS 12 colour "Vivera" archival pigment inks, Giclée process (100% cotton rag paper & fine-art canvas).

Print Permanence:
250 years indoors, as tested on HP Z3200 printer by Wilhelm Research Institute, California.

Copyright: Peter Latham 2017

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