"After months of planning, my trip to Stewart island in December 2019 came unstuck - it just wouldn't stop raining! Foiled by muddy tracks & parts of the island waist deep in water, we abandoned our plans to hike the southern circuit & hunkered down in this beautiful & remote bay for 4 nights, waiting for the plane ride out. I visited this river mouth at the far end of the bay at different times each day & subjected myself to the hordes of voracious sandflies, until I captured these dramatic moods one morning (spot the raindrops as it started to rain again...) A fascinating & truly remote place, I'd love to go back - one sunny day!"
Equipment: Phase One XF 100Mp Trichromatic + Schneider Kreuznach 45mm blue lens
11 frames stitched together for epic detail & clarity
Exposure: 1/40 sec @ f32 ISO 400
Location: Doughboy Bay, Stewart Island