"It's a beautiful drive along this ridge where the land rolls down to the sea at Cochranes Gap on the Awhitu Peninsula. These gnarled pohutukawas are remnants of a once lush coastal forest, their December blooms providing a welcome splash of colour. A pair of cows are staring up at me as I captured this scene, this is pretty steep country for them & you can their cattle tracks are clearly embedded into the hillside."
Equipment: 60Mp Phase One DB + Mamiya AFD 645 + 80mm lens
5 frames stitched for maximum detail & clarity
Exposure: 1/400 sec @ f11 ISO 200
Location: Awhitu Peninsula, South Auckland