"On day 3 of hiking the Paparoas Great Walk, the wet weather brought the stunning bush to life and I got way behind the rest of my group, I couldn’t help but stop every five minutes for another photo shoot! And whilst we had missed great views of the west coast from the escarpment, I really didn’t mind the rain.
I finally caught up with everyone for lunch and then we left the exposed ridge and descended into the shelter of the bush. We were grateful to be out of the worst of the weather and as I rounded the corner, I entered this mysterious scene. Such incredible moss and atmosphere, a sunny day would have ruined it, but the wet misty conditions brought it to life. I risked my gear getting a little wet, but I hoped it might be worth it? Twenty minutes later I was well and truly behind my group - yet again! I could just imagine hobbits living here, can't you?"
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 35mm blue lens
7 frames stitched together to achieve epic detail & clarity
Exposure: 1/8 sec @ f22 ISO 800
Location: Paparoa Track, Paparoas National park