Peter's World

"Wicked Weka"

"I was really taken by this classic Cobb hut the day before, but it had been snowing heavily at the time. So the next morning with better weather, I backtracked from Fenella hut & set up my camera on the tripod & waited, hoping a little sunlight might come through. And then, just as the sun peeked out from behind the clouds & lit this scene, who should appear but this curious Weka?! Fortunately, I had plenty of depth of field @ f20 & 1/40 second shutter speed was just enough to keep his face sharp, yet show movement in his feet as he marched past me. Very cool! A common sight in many parts of the country, you've got to watch your gear with these cheeky birds. I witnessed a young boy almost lose a boot to Weka earlier this morning, imagine having to tramp out for 4 hrs with only one boot!”

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

Exposure: 1/40 sec @ f20 ISO 400

Location: Cobb Valley, Kahurangi National Park

Limited Edition: 50 prints (total all sizes), individually numbered, personally signed & certified

Year of Release: 2019

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 2019

“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!“