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Fiordland National Park, South Island - New Zealand
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ALPA 12 TC w/ Phase ONE iQ3 100MP Digital Back
Large Format 23mm ALPA HR ALPAGON f5.6 (Rodenstock)

It is with great anticipation that I share with you this photograph of a remote wilderness location, inaccessible by foot and completely untouched by man, deep within Fiordland National Park.

In May of 2017, I commenced a new ongoing personal project – capturing some of the most mind blowing, yet inaccessible parts of Fiordland National Park. This will be achieved by working closely with Louisa 'Choppy' Patterson, one of New Zealand’s most reputable helicopter pilots, boasting over 30 years’ experience.

In early May, a close friend Russ accompanied me on the first flight. We began with lift-off at first light, before flying to Mount Aspiring and Mount Tutoko for the sunrise.  With winter almost upon us, you can imagine just how cold it was hanging out of the chopper at 9000 feet. I learnt pretty quickly that putting my foot down on the icy skid below wasn't a great idea!

Unfortunately, the sunrise light was disappointing, but it was soon time for some reconnaissance work; exploring a variety of locations from the sky, under Louisa's expert guidance.

After flying through Fiordland for a few hours, Louisa offered to make a landing and take us to a secret waterfall. To the best of her knowledge, it doesn't even have a name.

It was an amazing feeling to land and step out of a chopper high in the remote mountains of Fiordland, knowing full well that we were the only humans for many miles. We walked only a couple of hundred metres through pristine, untouched wilderness before we were greeted by this incredible scene.

I immediately saw this photo on our arrival, the trees framed the waterfall and pool below beautifully. Thankfully, the light was perfect. I setup my gear and captured this magical scene in the highest possible resolution on my recently acquired digital technical camera; an ALPA 12 TC with 100MP Phase ONE iQ3 digital back. This is one print that I will definately be installing in my own home.

Before leaving, we all took a moment to truly appreciate the experience we were sharing.

We took to the sky again and headed back to base for a very welcome hot cup of tea.

With almost 3 hours in the air, it was by far the longest and most incredible helicopter experience I have had to date, Louisa is the most talented pilot I have worked with.

I can’t wait to spend more time exploring, capturing and sharing this incredible part of the world with you.

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Print Information

Mark Gray's fine art limited edition photographs are individually produced on archival quality Metallic Pearl paper. The quality is exceptional with a very large colour gamut and high gloss metallic appearance. With a 90+ year archival life, it also has a strong resistance to light fading. With correct mounting and framing your print will last for many years without any signs of fading.

After printing, your photograph is hand signed and numbered by Mark Gray. It's then covered, rolled and packed into a hard PVC tube to guarantee safe delivery.

All prints come with 'Framing & Handling' instructions ensuring you get the most from your print/s. Limited edition print's are all uniquely numbered and come with a 'Certificate Of Authenticity', digitally signed by Mark.

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Delivery Information

For unframed prints and gallery wall stock (framed prints), Australia wide delivery takes 1-2 weeks and International delivery takes 2-3 weeks. For custom framed prints, Australia wide delivery generally takes 6-8 weeks and International delivery time takes 8-10 weeks. If you have a tight deadline feel free to give us a call and we can discuss your options with you.

All unframed print purchases receive FREE Standard Delivery World Wide.

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We are highly confident that you will be more than satisfied with the quality of Mark Gray's landscape photos, however if you aren't happy for any reason, we offer a 30 day money back guarantee (providing we receive the print in the same condition in which you received it).

Any prints damaged in transit are repaired or replaced free of charge on return.

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Please Note: The best care has been taken to accurately represent the finished photograph in the online gallery, however due to web limitations and differences in individual user's monitor settings, printed colours may differ slightly from the photos viewed on this website.

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