The first in a new range of 'epic' imagery, captured with phenomenal detail & clarity on state of the art Phase One XF medium format camera, 100 Megapixel Trichromatic digital back & Schneider Kreuznach blue-ring lenses. Third sub image shows the original RAW files before downloading, view more of the original RAW files here.
"I discovered this outstanding vantage point a few weeks earlier, but the early morning light on that occasion was less than this scene deserved. So I waited patiently & followed the weather closely, until I saw the cloud forecast (click here) for this morning had some clear air in the east, mixed with clouds coming from the west - maybe some potential to develop dramatic light at dawn? I took the chance & dropped everything, set my alarm for 3am & drove the 2 hours north for another attempt. And after the 30 minute hike to these sensational nikau, I arrived just as the light was forming this spectacular display."
2 frames stitched together for epic detail & clarity
Exposure: 1/10 sec @ f11 ISO 400
Location: Mangawhai, Northland
Also available in rectangular format & larger paper print sizes on request