"Tucked away in the north west corner of Chatham island, this idyllic stone cottage was built by German missionaries around 1866-1868. Constructed from local stone & burnt pipe shells for the mortar, with akeake timber for the doors & window frames, it's a remarkable reminder of the past & how resourceful the early settlers really were. No longer lived in, it's garden is slowly returning to nature & on the afternoon I arrived, the westerly winds were really blowing, which added to the wild feel & sense of abandon."
Equipment: Phase One XF 100Mp Trichromatic Medium Format Camera + Schneider Kreuznach 35mm blue lens
3 frames stitched together to achieve maximum detail & clarity
Exposure: 1/125 sec @ f18 ISO 400
Location: Chatham Island