Sunday, March 7, 2010

Low Cloud--Milford Sound Highway (January 30, 2010)

Perspective is skewed in this photo I took along the Milford Highway in Fiordland. What looks almost like mist or even steam lying against mossy slate rocks is actually cloud nestled upon the steep side of (what seemed like) a v-shaped, glacier-carved valley, but unfortunately without a wide-angle lens there was not much I could get into the shot to demonstrate the scale.

The landscape around Milford was like that: too much to capture, you had to drink in the excess and hope that some of it stayed with you for longer than the day, which in my case was difficult because the urge to 'show' things is second only to the need to see them for myself. Woundingly beautiful--literally awesome--this place left a mark that will hopefully move beyond the images.

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