"A public walkway through these fascinating limestone rock formations at Castle Hill station offers infinite views of this geological wonder. I scouted this trail the day before & although it impressed, I sought an image to capture the whole grandeur & decided that this distant position offered the best vantage point of the entire rock field. With snow forecast that night, I stayed nearby & returned at dawn, in time to witness this spectacular scene unfold. As the sun rose, it dodged in & out of the clouds, which made it difficult to correct & join the 52 separate frames. But the result is this epic panorama which captures the magic."
Equipment: 60Mp Phase One DB + Mamiya AFD 645 + 210mm lens
Exposure: 1/200 sec @ f5.6 ISO 400
52 frames stitched for extreme detail & clarity, capable of enlargements 4m high, as shown in the image above
Available full frame or triptych
Location: Castle Hill Station, Arthurs Pass
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