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Epic new release "Highway To Heaven"

1 May 2023

HTH VIDEO STILL"What a view! After a long & exciting day off-roading through the Nevis Valley a week ago, we emerged high on the ridge overlooking the main highway from Queenstown to Te Anau, which passes through the Garston Valley. As soon as I laid my eyes on this, I couldn't stop the car quick enough & I leapt out, with camera bag flung around my shoulders at breakneck speed! With no time to waste, I elected to shoot this handheld rather than using the tripod as I knew it wouldn't last long...& within 30 seconds, the clouds had shifted & most of the light hitting the valley floor was then in shadow. Yay, good decision to ditch the tripod!

For me, this scene defines what a "grand landscape" is all about, images that possess great light & balance, moments in time that are incredibly rare & elusive."

Equipment: Phase One XF 100Mp Trichromatic + Schneider Kreuznach 120mm macro blue lens

7 frames stitched together to achieve epic detail & clarity

Exposure: 1/250 sec @ f12 ISO 400

Location: Garston Valley, Southland

Available in 1:3 format (sides cropped, shown below) or 1:5 panoramic formats (full width)Highway To Heaven 1 3 INT