"I first discovered this setting looking back at Queenstown on the distant shores of lake Wakatipu a couple of years prior. I'd sought an original view to capture the full majesty of the lake & mountains & I knew this location had huge potential. Finally this year, the weather conditions looked promising & I gambled that they might deliver an epic sunrise. It's a really long drive to get around to the opposite side of the lake, so you can imagine my excitement when I noticed this colour forming in the sky. It took awhile for the colours to peak & they didn't last long at all. This spectacular show soon faded away & an hour later, the clouds dominated the sky. My hunch about the weather was right & I was rewarded with this Queen of all dawns!
This 180 degree view captures Glenorchy on the left, the popular Glenorchy road to the right. Queenstown sits just left of centre with the Remarkables to the right, followed by Walter Peak & Mt. Nicholas.”
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
5 frames stitched together to achieve epic detail & clarity
Exposure: 3 sec @ f22 ISO 400
Location: Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown