"Slice Of Heaven"
"I previously visited this coastal treasure in mid-December some years prior, but on that visit I didn't quite exploit the full potential of this view. Advance 5 years & it was time for another attempt! I made a reconnaissance trip to check the Pohutukawa flowers the week before, but they were a little later this year & needed more time to develop. Another week ought to do it I thought, but when I arrived there was heavy cloud, bugger! I decided to stay & see what the weather might do...over several hours an off-shore breeze dispersed the clouds, then the wind & sea gradually calmed & conditions slowly improved, this sensational afternoon gradually unfolded. The way the sunlight was backlighting the Pohutukawa blooms is quite stunning, it really highlights their fragile beauty. I can honestly say this scene is a little 'Slice Of Heaven'."
Equipment: 60Mp Phase One DB + Mamiya AFD 645 + 80mm lens
Exposure: 1/80 sec @ f16 ISO 400
10 frames stitched for extreme detail & clarity - this panorama is cropped from the master file which is composed from 28 frames - capable of enlargements 2.5m high +
Location: Mimiwhangata, Northland
Available in two formats, taller 1:3 aspect ratio (shown in main image), sizes:
Paper: 350mm x 1000mm, 500mm x 1400mm
Canvas: 508mm x 1536mm, 698mm x 2170mm, 1000mm x 3000mm
Or wider 1:5 aspect ratio (with less image top & bottom, suitable for triptychs), sizes:
Paper: 220mm x 1000mm, 300mm x 1400mm
Canvas: 338mm x 1584mm, 436mm x 1950mm, 508mm x 2342mm, 700mm x 3150mm, 1000mm x 4500mm
150 signed & certified prints (all sizes & media).
Year of Release: 2017
HP Z3200 PS 12 colour "Vivera" archival pigment inks, Giclée process (100% cotton rag paper & fine-art canvas).
250 years indoors, as tested on HP Z3200 printer by Wilhelm Research Institute, California.
Copyright: Peter Latham 2017