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"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 signed & certified prints (all sizes & media)

Year of Release: 2015

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 http://www.wilhelm-research.com/hp/Z3200.html

Copyright: Peter Latham 2015