"Slice Of Heaven"

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“I visited this beautiful stretch of coast several years prior, but on that visit I really didn't exploit the full potential of this view.  Advance five years and it was time for another crack! I made a reconnaissance trip the week before to check the Pohutukawa flowers, but they were a little later this year and needed more time to develop.  Another week ought to do it? But when I arrived in the morning, I was greeted by heavy cloud - oh no! I decided to hang about and see if things might improve...and over several hours an off-shore breeze dispersed the clouds, the wind and sea gradually calmed and this sensational scene slowly unfolded in front of me. The way the afternoon sun was lighting the blooms and creating the dark shadows is very rare to see like this and is unlike any other Pohutukawa scene I’ve captured before. Definitely a little ‘Slice Of Heaven’!”

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

Exposure: 1/80 sec @ f16 ISO 400

This scene is cropped from a master file of 28 frames stitched together for extreme detail and clarity, 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

 

Limited Edition:
150 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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