"King Of The Castle"
"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.
Brief video taken shortly afterwards:
125 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