Peter's World

"Highway To Heaven"

"What a view! After a long & exciting day off-roading through the Nevis Valley, we emerged high on the ridge overlooking the main highway from Queenstown to Te Anau, which passes through the Garston Valley. As soon as I laid my eyes on this, I couldn't stop the car quick enough & I leapt out, with camera bag flung around my shoulders at breakneck speed! With no time to waste, I elected to shoot this handheld rather than using the tripod as I knew it wouldn't last long...& within 30 seconds, the clouds had shifted & most of the light hitting the valley floor was then in shadow. Yay, good decision to ditch the tripod!

For me, this scene defines what a "grand landscape" is all about, images that possess great light & balance, moments in time that are incredibly rare & elusive."

Equipment: Phase One XF 100Mp Trichromatic + Schneider Kreuznach 120mm macro blue lens

7 frames stitched together to achieve epic detail & clarity

Exposure: 1/250 sec @ f12 ISO 400

Location: Garston Valley, Southland

Limited Edition: 150 prints (total all sizes), individually numbered, personally signed & certified

Year of Release: 2023

Printer: Peter personally prints all his 100% cotton-rag paper & archival canvas on an HP Z9+ PS printer (9 colour "Vivera" archival pigment inkset, giclée process)

Print Permanence: >250 years indoors (paper & canvas prints), as tested on HP Z9+ printer by Wilhelm Research Institute, California http://www.wilhelm-research.com/hp/Z9.html

Copyright: Peter Latham 2023

“When Peter delivered our pieces, we couldn't believe the incredible detail. The images on his website - impressive as they are - really didn't do our prints justice!“