"When I woke at East Ruggedy hut this morning & caught a glimpse of light in the far distance, I was surprised. I had written this day off, thinking we would be stuck indoors with a big storm that was forecast. But maybe, just maybe there was a slim chance for some dramatic light at sunrise? Seconds later & I was racing down through the dunes to the beach & whilst I thought about hiking up to the lookout (see "The Ruggedy Isles"), there was no time for that. Luckily I'd explored this end of the beach the day before, so I knew this would make a good vantage point. Mike from Art By The Sea Gallery was at the other end of the beach & spotted me running (he'd never seen me move so quick!) He'd been out searching for kiwi - in vain as it turned out, but he joined me to witness this incredible sight unfold. Just as I had clambered up on these rocks & extended my tripod, the sun peeked through a gap in the clouds & lit the Ruggedy Range & islands, then a minute later it reached the waves as well. Wow! All this time, I was shooting continuously & I captured almost 100 images, shooting 9 frames across the horizon for each set, including multiple shots of each frame with varying wave patterns, so I could later stitch everything together. A few minutes later, the cloud filled the sky & blocked the sun, bringing this remarkable show to an abrubt end. Stunned by what we'd seen, we retreated back to the hut for a well deserved coffee, just as the wind picked up & all hell broke loose. The storm had arrived on time & it wasn't mucking around!"
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
9 frames stitched together to achieve epic detail & clarity
Exposure: 1/60 sec @ f16 ISO 800
Location: East Ruggedy beach, Stewart Island