Peter's World

"Piha Aroha"

“After successfully capturing a moonrise in ‘Rangitoto Kowhiti’, I decided to try & record a moonset the same night. Guessing that Piha’s Lion Rock might offer a unique composition, I returned home, packed my sleeping bag & headed west, camping with my dog on the beach! I woke at 4am to start shooting & at 5.56am I recorded this image whilst the moon’s intensity was still bright. Thirty minutes later, the sun began to rise in the east & it was fascinating to watch how quickly the moon’s luminance diminished.”

Equipment: 31Mp Phase One DB + Mamiya AFD 645 + 28mm lens

Exposure: 30 sec @ f8 ISO 400

Location: Piha beach, West Auckland

Limited Edition: 125 prints (total all sizes), individually numbered, personally signed & certified

Year of Release: 2009

Printer: Peter personally prints all his 100% cotton-rag paper & archival canvas on an HP Z9+ PS printer (9 colour "Vivera" archival pigment inkset, giclée process)

Print Permanence: >250 years indoors (paper & canvas prints), as tested on HP Z9+ printer by Wilhelm Research Institute, California

Copyright: Peter Latham 2009

“When Peter delivered our pieces, we couldn't believe the incredible detail. The images on his website - impressive as they are - really didn't do our prints justice!“