Peter's World

"Slice Of Heaven"

“I visited this beautiful stretch of coast several years prior, but on that trip I really didn't exploit the full potential of this view. Advance five years & it was time for another crack! I made a reconnaissance trip the week before to check the pohutukawa flowers, but they were a little later this year & needed more time to develop. Another week ought to do it? But when I arrived on this morning, I was greeted by heavy cloud - damn! I decided to hang about & see if things might improve...over several hours an off-shore breeze dispersed the clouds, the wind & sea gradually calmed & this sensational scene slowly revealed itself to me. The way the afternoon sun was lighting the blooms & creating the dark shadows behind them is quite unique & is unlike any other pohutukawa scene I’ve captured before. Definitely a little ‘Slice Of Heaven’!”

Equipment: 60Mp Phase One DB + Mamiya AFD 645 + 80mm lens

Exposure: 1/80 sec @ f16 ISO 400

This scene is cropped from a master file of 28 frames stitched together for extreme detail & clarity, capable of enlargements >2.5m high

Location: Mimiwhangata, Northland  

Available in 1:3 format (sides cropped) or 1:5 panoramic formats (full width)

Limited Edition: 150 prints (total all sizes), individually numbered, personally signed & certified

Year of Release: 2017

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 2017

“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!“