On the last day of a long weekend trip to Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, I awoke to an eerie quiet. As I pulled back the curtains I could see snow falling around the village in the brightening morning light. Delaying my departure somewhat, I made the most of the opportunity to explore the first section of the Hooker Valley track as well as some areas in the village. As I walked the track, I cast my head from left to right and sometimes looking back to where I’d just walked – looking for photographic opportunities. With a steadily thickening blanket of snow on the ground, I spotted these three Matagouri against a small hill in the background that had almost disappeared in whiteout conditions. Matagouri are NZ’s only native shrub to feature thorns – though you could barely see them through the snow on this morning. Choosing a longer exposure to allow a view of the falling snow, I set the camera up to record the scene. It was a magical morning indeed!
Image size: 18″ x 12″ / 305mm x 457mm
Your print will also include an additional white space border to allow for easy handling during the framing process.
As a Limited Edition Print, the following pricing structure applies:
Prints 1-5: $199
Prints 6-20: $299
Prints 21-25: $499
Price includes free delivery within New Zealand.
About this Limited Edition
- Edition of 25
- Media: Canson Infinity Rag Photographique 310 gsm cotton paper using Canon Lucia Pro archival pigment-based inks
- Print is hand-signed and numbered
- Includes hand-signed Certificate of Authenticity
- Information sheet with the story of the image and capture details
Photographic prints of this image will only be available in this limited edition. I do reserve the right to use the image for other purposes for example: calendars, books, greeting cards, postcards and other items of a similar nature.
Shipping and Handling
Prints are carefully packaged before being rolled and placed into a protective postal tube for shipping. This offers a higher level of protection to your new print during transit than if it were shipped flat and allows you to store it safely while arranging framing.