“Never do I remember such brilliant displays of blooming pohutukawa than on Christmas morning 2014, when I captured this panorama of Mercury Bay from Front Beach. Flaxmill Bay & Shakespeare's Cliff is to the right, with the landmarks of Mt. Mangatawhiri, Centre island & the "Hole in the Rock" clearly visible."
Equipment: 60Mp Phase One DB + Mamiya AFD 645 + 45mm lens
Exposure: 1/160 sec @ f16 ISO 400
4 frames stitched for maximum detail & clarity
Location: Front Beach, Whitianga