Peter's World

"Blazing Beauty"

"After numerous attempts for a fitting scene of Hahei over many years, I wanted to try & capture an original perspective that I hadn't seen before. This summer, the pohutukawas put on an exceptional display, so I scouted the area for potential angles & I noticed that these ancient trees were smothered in flower buds, but were looking likely to bloom several weeks later than the rest - fantastic! I kept a close watch on their progress & returned on this beautiful morning, just as this rare display reached its peak. And the morning's mix of light & shadow added a 3-D like brilliance to the layers of blazing red."

Equipment: 60Mp Phase One DB + Mamiya AFD 645 + 45mm lens

Exposure: 1/50 sec @ f16 ISO 400

6 frames stitched for maximum detail & clarity (original file over 600 Mb)

Location: Hahei, Coromandel Peninsula

Available full-frame or oval

Limited Edition: 200 prints (total all sizes), individually numbered, personally signed & certified

Year of Release: 2015

Printer: Peter personally prints all his 100% cotton-rag paper & archival canvas on an HP Z9+ PS printer (9 colour "Vivera" archival pigment inkset, giclée process)

Print Permanence: >250 years indoors (paper & canvas prints), as tested on HP Z9+ printer by Wilhelm Research Institute, California

Copyright: Peter Latham 2015

“When Peter delivered our pieces, we couldn't believe the incredible detail. The images on his website - impressive as they are - really didn't do our prints justice!“