Passage of Time


‘Passage of Time’ is a recent image made at Kura Tāwhiti/Castle Hill.  The reserve sits under Bortle Class 2 skies meaning typical, truly dark skies – something much of the world’s population no longer has ready access to, while New Zealanders are still relatively lucky to have plenty of dark skies to view the stars in.  I wanted a photograph that captured the passing of time across a range of scales while also being a blend of different worlds.  Castle Hill is a popular spot for many different activities, yet relatively few people go there to experience the night skies though they are near-pristine and show the reserve in a whole new light (starlight that is!) that gives it an extra layer of mystique. The long exposure, made over several hours, shows the apparent rotation of stars in the southern night sky, rotating around the south pole while the formations of Castle Hill stand as guardians – weathered by the passage of time.

This photograph is currently on display at Te Mataaho: Alternative Views of Selwyn at Te Ara Ātea in Rolleston.



Image size: 11″ x 14″ / 279mm x 355mm

Your print will also include an additional white space border of approx. 1″ to allow for easy handling during the framing process.


About this Open Edition
  • Media: Canson Infinity Platine Fibre Rag 310 gsm cotton paper using Canon Lucia Pro archival pigment-based inks
  • Print is hand-signed.
  • Includes hand-signed Certificate of Authenticity

Image Details

Camera: Canon EOS 6D Mk II


Exposure: multiple stacked frames

Shipping and Handling
  • Prints will be shipped flat between layers of protective board.
  • Shipped with a tracked courier service.
  • Free shipping within New Zealand for orders at or above $99.
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