Peter's World

"Wharariki Blush"

“Wharariki beach near Farewell Spit is a fabulously wild beach, with the Archway islands taking centre stage. The day before had been beautifully clear, but a nasty weather system was approaching from across the Tasman. So I wondered if sunrise could offer a good recipe for developing clouds in the west, yet retain enough clear air in the east, for the sun to light the sky? So I took that chance & left Takaka in the wee hrs & arrived here before dawn, in time to witness & record this spectacular display. Like they say, “red sky in the morning, shepherd’s warning!”

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

Exposure: 1/60 sec @ f6.3 ISO 400

5 frames stitched for maximum detail & clarity

Location: Wharariki beach, Golden Bay

Available full frame or triptych

Bronze Award, Epson 2014 International Pano Awards

Epson Pano 2014 WHB 800

Limited Edition: 150 prints (total all sizes), individually numbered, personally signed & certified

Year of Release: 2013

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 2013

“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!“