"Having endured a really rough ferry crossing over Cook Strait the night before, I studied the weather map over breakfast & concluded that conditions might just clear that evening. Emphasis on might. But what did I have to lose? So I made a detour from SH1 & headed for National Park. Just 1.5 hrs beforehand, it was still raining under low cloud cover, but as I neared the volcanic plateau, what was remarkable was the speed at which the clouds lifted. And with just enough clear sky in the west, allowed me to continue to capture the changing light, right up until the sun dipped below the horizon. What a fabulous way to complete an already successful trip, this really was the icing on the cake!"
Equipment: Phase One XF 100Mp Trichromatic + Schneider Kreuznach 240mm blue lens
7 frames stitched together for epic detail & clarity
Exposure: 1/200 sec @ f9 ISO 800
Location: National Park, Volcanic Plateau