Minted on Aug 27, 2021
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There was no doubt this would be my Genesis NFT image. Of all the moments in my journey, this one is the most special. It was one of my proudest moments when this image was selected as a finalist in the Australia/NZ Sony Alpha awards in 2018.

Mt Taranaki is NZ’s most perfect peak, but even seeing the mountain is challenging, it's often hidden by thick cloud. I hiked 2.5 hours in the dark to this alpine lake twice over 2 years hoping for sunrise. The first time, the lake was under a layer of inversion cloud so I came away empty handed.

Not to be deterred, the next year I returned. This time, waking at dawn to perfect conditions and a mirrored mountain reflection, and I watched a soft golden light develop after sunrise. For just a few minutes, an unusual cloud formed out of nowhere like a scarf cloaking the mountain before vanishing again.

A moment that forever defined my journey as a NZ landscape photographer.

The original collector will also receive a signed Fine Art Print.