"The clarity of the Routeburn is so clear & I had been seeking an image I felt it deserved, so after slipping & sliding down a steep bank, I was excited by what lay in front of me. The sheer power of the water that slammed these tree trunks into their position must have been immense & unforgiving, although it had done so in quite a poetic, but brutal way. And as I started to explore the area for its full potential, my plans were almost thwarted as it began to rain...but fortunately the heavens held for the next hour & the soft light assisted in my recording this remarkable 360 degree view with phenomenal depth & detail."
Equipment: Phase One XF 100Mp Trichromatic + Schneider Kreuznach 45mm blue lens
16 frames stitched together for epic detail & clarity (3.9GB file), capturing a full 360 degree view
Exposure: 2.5 sec @ f32 ISO 200
Location: Routeburn river, Mt Aspiring National Park