"The Molesworth had been on my list for sometime and finally, the occasion presented itself. We were staying at nearby Upcot Station up the Awatere Valley, looking at some horses to buy. We struck brilliant clear autumn weather, so aside from the horses, my mission was to make the most of this opportunity and possibly return home with some great imagery.
On our third day we drove south through Molesworth Station (N.Z.’s largest farm @ 440,000 acres) and after a couple of hours, a group of golden poplars and willows caught my eye, so we stopped to investigate. After clambering down the bank clad in thorny bushes, I discovered this lovely stream. What a stunning little place hidden away in the middle of this vast, barren valley! After capturing my first scene, I explored further downstream and found this second beauty spot. Gee, I could have easily stayed here all day, except we had to push on, but what an idyllic golden oasis in the middle of nowhere."
Also available as a carefully crafted Fuji Flex print, the ultimate photographic print process that is available. This is face-mounted under True Vue 99% U.V. conservation clear acrylic & mounted onto Di-Bond for a modern, frameless look. The incredibly fine detail & impact that is portrayed with these is astounding & forms part of a stunning new range of imagery.
Equipment: Phase One XF 100Mp Trichromatic + Schneider Kreuznach 45mm blue lens
3 frames stitched together to achieve epic detail & clarity
Exposure: 1 sec @ f32 ISO 50
Location: Awatere Valley, Marlborough