"The pohutukawa lined coast from Wkakatane to East Cape was a stunning sight during December 2023 & here at Waihau bay they were just beautiful. I managed to time my northern trip with the one crystal clear day whilst they were at their peak flowering, which made these sights all the more impressive. In twenty years of chasing these elusive flowers, these were the best displays of crimson blooms I've ever seen, quite remarkable. And & I love the old red woolshed too, it's a nice little iconic addition to the scene."
Equipment: Phase One XF 100Mp Trichromatic Medium Format Camera + Schneider Kreuznach 35mm blue lens
3 frames stitched together to achieve maximum detail & clarity
Exposure: 1/60 sec @ f22 ISO 400
Location: Waihau bay, Bay Of Plenty