"I arrived at Wainui earlier in the day, eager to explore some fresh angles of Akaroa (which lies on the opposite side of the harbour). The clouds & heavy mist had begun to clear as I reached this wharf & to my delight, these seagulls were waiting for the fishing boat to return - with their free lunch of scraps of course! It all reminded me of "Bonjour Akaroa" which I captured years earlier & I knew this could portray a great story. So I started to capture multiple sets of images, stirring the seagulls each time to launch them into flight - anybody watching must have wondered what on earth I was up to! But I persevered until I was confident I had the right set of frames, which I later assembled into this panorama."
Equipment: Phase One XF 100Mp Trichromatic + Schneider Kreuznach 45mm blue lens
5 frames stitched together for epic detail & clarity
Exposure: 1/500 sec @ f12 ISO 800
Location: Wainui, Banks Peninsula