Peter's World

"Bon Appétit"

"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 the wharf & to my delight, these seagulls were waiting for the fishing boat to return - with their free scraps for lunch! It reminded me of "Bonjour Akaroa" which I captured on the opposite side of the harbour years earlier & I felt this could make a great scene. So I started to capture multiple sets of photographs, 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 images, which I later assembled to create this wide 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

Limited Edition: 50 (total all sizes), individually numbered, signed & certified

Year of Release: 2020

Printer: HP Z3200 PS inkjet 12 colour "Vivera" archival pigment inks, Giclée process, as used to print 100% cotton-rag paper & archival canvas

Print Permanence: >250 years indoors (paper & canvas prints), as tested on HP Z3200 printer by Wilhelm Research Institute, California http://www.wilhelm-research.com/hp/Z3200.html

Copyright: Peter Latham 2020

“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!“