I saw many enchanting landscapes while driving to Castlepoint from Masterton, but unable to pull over on the narrow roads to take a photo, this image being one where I could. Photo taken on 5th January 2014. I took several photos and stitched them digitaly into a panorama. To make this painting I just extended the sky upwards to make a square formant, which I think looks much better than an awkward long rectangle. The painting was completed on 23rd April 2014.