"After capturing "The Golden Years" & 'Valley Of Gold" of Macetown back in 2011, 11 more years passed before I ventured back up the long rough track, with lots of river crossings thrown in - just to keep things exciting! The easter weekend weather was glorious, so we camped beside this apple tree overnight & awoke to a cold frosty start. It was quite something to witness, watching the sun slowly rise & then all of a sudden, it flood the valley with golden light (watch the time-lapse video below, it takes a little while, but then the sun suddenly tips like a waterfall of light!)
Macetown has achieved a bit of a cult status amongst 4WD enthusiasts & it seems to be on all their bucket lists now, so my advice is to avoid a long public holiday weekend. We had several encounters where we had a paper thin gap to squeeze past other vehicles, not something I'd recommend for the faint hearted!"
Equipment: Phase One XF 100Mp Trichromatic + Schneider Kreuznach 35mm blue lens
Exposure: 1/30 sec @ f32 ISO 800
Location: Macetown, Central Otago