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"Valley Of Gold"

“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 + 120mm lens

Exposure: 1/30 sec @ f22 ISO 100

5 frames stitched together for maximum detail & clarity

Location: Macetown, Central Otago

Available full-frame or triptych

Click here to see photos of when I navigated the Arrow river up to Macetown!

Also view a different composition, "The Golden Years" in 1:3 panoramic format

Limited Edition: 150 (total, all sizes). Individually numbered, signed & certified prints

Year of Release: 2012

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 2012

“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!“