Jen, thank you for giving me the courage to put this image up today. Your image of the Maniototo is influenced by Grahame Sydney, the master of that particular landscape. This image is influenced by one of the photographers that has had a fundamental influence on my photography. FREEMAN Patterson, the master of this landscape. Like you, I made this image and then could not help “recognising FREEMAN Patterson loudly in the influence”. For this reason I have hesitated putting it up. Looking at your image I realised that we respond to the world through our own life experience and that our photographic responses reflect those life long influences, whether they be your mother or father’s love of the natural world, your love of a particular artists rendition of a landscape or anything else. After seeing your image and reading your response I realised this image is true to me and I want to share it because it is born out of a particularly strong affinity with this place of rocks and quiver trees. It took me 3 visits over 15 years before I was able to make this image, which, for me at least, captures the essence of the fleeting moment reflected here.