Peter's World

"Winter Wonderland"

"Frustrated by Arthurs Pass being closed due to heavy snow, I thought I'd try & sneak up the back way & give Porters Pass a shot. With snow chains on my rental RAV4, I did pretty damn well, but I just couldn't get past the last corner! Having been so obsessed on getting through & reluctant to stop at all, it was fortunate that it made me stop & soak up this view. Wow! After spending another 30 minutes shooting, I somehow managed to turn around & then went flying back down the same way I'd come up. By the time I got back to the main road near Springfield, Arthurs Pass had just re-opened. Quite a crazy day!"

Equipment: 60Mp Phase One DB + Mamiya AFD 645 + 80mm lens

Exposure: 1/250 sec @ f22 ISO 400

11 frames stitched for maximum detail & clarity. Also available is an extreme version, composed from 52 frames which is capable of enlargements >2.5m high

Location: Porters Pass, Canterbury

Brief video taken shortly afterwards (also shows where I got stuck in the snow!):

Winter Wonderland video

Limited Edition: 75 prints (total all sizes), individually numbered, personally signed & certified

Year of Release: 2017

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 2017

“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!“