Peter's World


"I had tried many times over 14 years to capture a landscape worthy of Kaikoura, but been disappointed - until now. On this occasion, a weather front was approaching across the Tasman & my phone’s weather app. predicted 'some clouds' at dawn - could be promising? But I never expected such an incredible display... the pink tones first developed in the far distance & initially it seemed like these striking clouds might miss out. Oh no! But a few more minutes passed & these gorgeous pinks slowly formed - wow! I captured several sets, rating the ISO to 800 in order to freeze the waves, whilst maintaining good depth of field. Finally, my patience was rewarded with one of my best!

Despite the appearance that the tide is out, I checked the tide timetable after my shoot & high tide was infact only 2 hrs away. Kaikoura's magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Nov. 2016 raised the seabed 2 metres, lifting these rocks from beneath the waves. So under the same tidal conditions before then, these rock formations would have been underwater!"

Equipment: 60Mp Phase One DB + Mamiya AFD 645 + 45mm lens

5 frames stitched for maximum detail & clarity

Exposure: 1/80 sec @ f9 ISO 800

Location: Kaikoura, Canterbury

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Limited Edition: 200 prints (total all sizes), individually numbered, personally signed & certified

Year of Release: 2018

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 2018

“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!“