Peter's World

"The Ruggedy Isles"

"This remarkable view on Stewart Island's north-west circuit shows the Ruggedy Range on the left, with East Ruggedy beach & the Ruggedy Islands off to the right (Codfish island lies on the distant horizon). With my hiking buddies Evan & Mike, our jaws dropped when our eyes first laid sight on this 4 days earlier, but that afternoon had been overcast. So I reckoned a change in our itinerary was needed & we stayed the next four nights at East Ruggedy hut (tucked away in the forest, left of the sand dunes in the distance). It was a good decision & allowed us time to explore the surrounding area & we experienced a big storm in between, which was pretty dramatic! Then on our last morning, I left the hut at 5am to trek back up the muddy track, where I waited for the sun to slowly rise. On such a perfect still morning, the sandflies were out in force & loving me, but I persevered & was rewarded with this spectacular landscape."

Equipment: Phase One XF 100Mp Trichromatic + Schneider Kreuznach 35mm blue lens 

6 frames stitched together to achieve epic detail & clarity

Exposure: 1/40 sec @ f22 ISO 800

Location: North West Circuit, Stewart Island

Limited Edition: 50 (total all sizes), individually numbered, signed & certified

Year of Release: 2020

Printer: HP Z3200 PS inkjet 12 colour "Vivera" archival pigment inks, Giclée process, as used to print 100% cotton-rag paper & archival canvas

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

Copyright: Peter Latham 2020

“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!“