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...