The Golden Years
Limited Edition Photograph Print by Peter Latham
Location: Macetown, Central Otago
Limited Edition: 150 signed & certified prints (all sizes & media)
Year of Release: 2011
Unframed Fine Art Print 350mm x 1000mm
Late autumn at Macetown, an historic gold mining town 15km up the valley from Arrowtown. This became quite an adventure as you have to cross the Arrow river 22 times each way & I was in a rental 4WD, on my own. When the water started lapping over the bonnet at one point, it was like ‘Bugger, don’t stop now!’ So after a big effort to get here, I was more determined than ever to capture something memorable. As I recorded this classic image with the old bakery, I struggled to shade the afternoon sun glaring into my lens & spoiling everything. But to my surprise, it actually worked & added some magic, backlighting the scene beautifully.