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"The Golden Years"

“Late autumn at Macetown, an historic gold mining town 15km up the valley from Arrowtown. This became quite an adventure as you have to cross the Arrow river 22 times each way & I was in a rental 4WD, on my own. When the water started lapping over the bonnet at one point, it was like ‘Bugger, don’t stop now!’ So after a big effort to get here, I was more determined than ever to capture something memorable. As I recorded this classic image with the old bakery, I struggled to shade the afternoon sun glaring into my lens & spoiling everything. But to my surprise, it actually worked & added some magic, backlighting the scene beautifully.”

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

Exposure: 1/60 sec @ f11 ISO 100

Location: Macetown, Central Otago

Click here to see a couple of photos, driving up the Arrow river to Macetown!

Also view a different composition, "Valley Of Gold" in 1:5 panoramic format

Limited Edition: 150 signed & certified prints (all sizes & media)

Year of Release: 2011

Printer: HP Z3200 PS 12 colour "Vivera" archival pigment inks, Giclée process (100% cotton rag paper & fine-art canvas)

Print Permanence: 250 years indoors, as tested on HP Z3200 printer by Wilhelm Research Institute, California http://www.wilhelm-research.com/hp/Z3200.html

Copyright: Peter Latham 2011

“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!“