Peter's World


"I only decided to take this road in the last second & it turned into the most remarkable day of all, the season’s first snow had fallen the day before & the weather was in constant flux. After capturing the fallen leaves under this tree, something made me look back over my shoulder & I could hardly believe what I was looking at ...OMG, QUICK! Fighting driving rain, I struggled to keep my lens clear long enough to capture the magic before the light dulled & this rainbow faded. Two frames were all I got, but I reckoned I'd hit the jackpot!"

 jackpot story



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1. When I first arrived, the large tree had lost it's leaves on the south western side which were then caught in the backlit grasses. Beautiful!
2. Whilst I was shooting images of these trees up the gully, I happened to glance back over my shoulder & saw the rainbow over the main tree......blimmen heck, grab it quick! Trying to clear the rain from my lens was painful!
3. Moments after sneaking just two frames, I reached for my phone to record the moment. But the rainbow had already faded & the strong winds had blown the mist through.
4. The first frame on my digital back, I just couldn't wait to get home & download it! 

Also available as a meticulously crafted Fuji Flex print which displays incredibly fine sharpness, colour & contrast, to create the ultimate photographic master works. Prints are face-mounted under True Vue 99% U.V. conservation clear acrylic & mounted onto Di-Bond for a modern frameless look. A sleek hanging system on the back ensures they sit proudly off your wall, for the very best impact.

Equipment: 60Mp Phase One DB + Mamiya AFD 645 + 28mm lens

Exposure: 1/125 sec @ f25 ISO 400

Location: Nevis Valley, Central Otago

Limited Edition: 125 prints (total all sizes), individually numbered, personally signed & certified

Year of Release: 2017

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

Copyright: Peter Latham 2017

“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!“