Peter's World

"What Dreams Are Made Of"

“Being in the right place at the right time, tracking down a fully laden pohutukawa in bloom in such a perfect setting and being there on a beautiful day, is a lot more difficult than most people think! These delicate blooms are at their best only a few days & a good flowering season happens maybe once every 5 years. No pressure then! So after stalking this tree over nearly three weeks, it was on this third trip, that it was finally out. But to my dismay when I arrived in the morning, the skies were cloudy. There was no way I was going to miss this, so I waited to see if things might improve. And after several hours the cloud gradually burnt away, revealing this clear blue sky, wow! The high summer sun now lit the whole scene brilliantly & I used a polarising filter to cut the surface reflections, which released the spectacular colours of these pristine waters. The guy on his board was surfing the break the whole morning & there was just a dozen or so people at the far end of the beach. This iconic 50's bach defines absolute paradise & for me, is what dreams are made of.”

Equipment: Phase One XF 100Mp Trichromatic + Schneider Kreuznach 45mm blue lens 

9 frames stitched together to achieve epic detail & clarity

Exposure: 1/160 sec @ f16 ISO 400

Location: Matapouri bay, Northland

Limited Edition: 150 (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!“