I’m not sure if I should say this or not, but I’m sure you’d be able to work it out for yourself if I didn’t, so what does it really matter? The Peninsula, in my opinion of course, is the unsung hero of the the Lake Wanaka Landscape.
Unlike its little cousin ‘That Damned Wanaka Tree’, the peninsula can be viewed from many different viewpoints. What most people don’t appear to appreciate is that its aspect is almost as perfect as it can be to make the most of the sun in the later half of most days. That is of course when the storms allow the light to penetrate through to its surface.
She rises abruptly from the water's edge, then mellows as she ascends. Her cloak is one of varied vegetation. Trees and shrubs from the greens. Grasses and sandy bluffs add to the gold. And her form, the gentle varied ridges and gulley’s bring in the shades.
Often she stands out of the main force of the storm, catching the light, as she does right now, contrasting against a dark gloomy backdrop. She is a stronghold of our place, the unsung hero standing guard offering protection and beauty as the waters of the lake begin to form the body of Mata-Au.
Signed Limited Edition of 10
Printed on Ilford Gallerie Gold Fibre Silk
594mm x 396mm