"With fresh snow falling a few days earlier, I thought this might provide a good opportunity to capture the contrasting shapes & shadows of Skippers Canyon, near Queenstown. Arriving here before dawn, I captured wider angles at sunrise, then switched to my longest lens combination, focusing my attention on this compressed, distant view. I waited patiently, hoping the sun might penetrate the clouds & just before I was about to give up, the sun burst through the cloud, lighting these patches of tussock & adding that little bit of magic!"
Equipment: Phase One XF 100Mp Trichromatic + Schneider Kreuznach 240mm blue lens + 2x teleconverter
5 frames stitched together for epic detail & clarity
Exposure: 1/320 sec @ f11 ISO 800
Location: Skippers Canyon, Central Otago