"Raining Jewels"

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“I discovered this sensational tree by accident, as I followed a random track along the shores of Lake Pukaki, searching for views of Mt. Cook. I drove past this same spot earlier in the morning, when the tree had been in shadow, but I was soon forced to stop as another tree had fallen, blocking the track. Discovering a mass of red toadstools under the trees, by the time I had shot these and reversed back, the sun had risen and was now lighting these leaves from my driver's side window - ‘quick STOP!’ It really was the most magnificent display of light and colour.”

Equipment: 60Mp Phase One DB + Mamiya AFD 645 + 80mm lens

Exposure: 1/40 sec @ f11 ISO 400

5 frames stitched for maximum detail and clarity

Location: Lake Pukaki, Mount Cook

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

Year of Release: 2015

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 2015

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