“After realising I needed strong afternoon sun to light these pohutukawa blooms, it took three trips to Matapouri one week to finally strike a fine afternoon. The weather this December was even more changeable than usual & the days that start out clear, so often spoil with cloud later in the day. But my determination paid off with this stunning panorama of Matapouri bay."
Equipment: 31Mp Phase One DB + Mamiya AFD 645 + 45mm lens
5 frames stitched for maximum detail & clarity
Exposure: 1/100 sec @ f16 ISO 200
Location: Matapouri Bay, Northland
Available full frame, triptych or oval