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Category:Scenic
Subcategory:Mountains
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Keywords:Milford Sound, Mountains, Reflection, Sky, Stars, Water
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Dimensions7241 x 5984
Original file size26.9 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken11-Jul-13 03:55
Date modified7-Mar-15 18:36
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D800E
Focal length14 mm
Focal length (35mm)14 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure720s at f/2.8
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 800
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Milford Sound: The World of Imagination

Milford Sound: The World of Imagination

Milford Sound is a fjord in the south west of New Zealand's South Island, within Fiordland National Park. Because of its special geographic location, each year there are almost 300 raining days.

Surprisingly, during our two-day staying in Milford Sound, it was sunny and cloudless, while I was told that just a week before, there was a fierce storm here and it even damaged a scientific facility in Milford Sound Observatory Centre. A starry sky was rarely seen in Milford Sound, as I was told by two local photographers in Milford Sound. Luckily, this time I saw it, and moreover, I was able to capture this magic scene of Milford Sound.

This image was taken on 11 July 2013. The photography process was rather difficult. Nearly 3 hours before sunrise, it was very dark, but the sky was just dramatic through my camera, while the artificial lights shedding on the mountains from both sides created a mysterious effect of this place.

Since the tide was extremely low, I had to jump into the cold water from the other side in order to get a perfect reflection of the mountains. The water was freezing cold, about 0 degree. After standing there for nearly 2 hours with my wader on, my tripod was frozen by the end. But the result was rewarding...