Peter's World

"Where Oceans Collide"

“For many years, I had sought a unique image of Cape Reinga. This was mid winter, the weather was looking OK & I figured it might be worth the long drive? I tried the ubiquitous sunset the night before, but that failed. So I returned at 3am to try an image with the full moon, but that didn't excite me either. Back again for sunrise then, when rain initially forced me to retreat, but then eased - OK, lets have another go. I had just levelled my tripod on this sloping hill, when my eyes could scarcely believe what they were seeing - this rainbow, which began to form where the Tasman sea & Pacific ocean meet. Vivid for just 30 seconds, 2 minutes later it was gone. I had to pinch myself, did that just happen?! It really was an intense & spiritual experience that I felt privileged to have witnessed.”

Equipment: 31Mp Phase One DB + Mamiya AFD 645 + 45mm lens

5 frames stitched for maximum detail & clarity

Exposure: 1/30 sec @ f11 ISO 400

Location: Cape Reinga, Northland

Available full-frame or triptych

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

Year of Release: 2010

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

Copyright: Peter Latham 2010

“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!“