Milford Sound in New Zealand is one of the most stunning places I have ever been. It rains on average 182 days a year (we were there on a sunny day, but itís apparently equally beautiful in the rain), resulting in a lush rainforest hanging precariously on the jagged cliffs of the fiord. Interestingly, there is such thing as "tree avalanches" there. Because there is no top-soil left on the mountains, the trees stay up by intertwining their roots. If one tree goes down, it can cause a domino effect resulting in hundreds of trees falling into the ocean.
I canít even describe how beautiful it isÖpictures donít do it justice! Iíve taken a few panoramic though, so Iíll post them to give you an idea.
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robertosalguero (196) 2007-04-05 2:45
Shannon this is a beautiful place. The mountains have a different shape than I am used. The water on the foreground and the good colours of this image make it very attractive to enjoy the view. Nice work.
Matthew-Watt (6041) 2007-04-05 5:22
I had a great time in Milford Sound, the drive in from Manupuri was equally as impressive, and we had good weather also. I am unsure if I like the large slant/fisheye effect, it is somewhat imposing and dominates as a feature of the image too much. I like the cloud positioning over Mitre peak. This is a good clear image, without interruption from planes or boats (apart from the one in shadow) which were ever-present during my visit. Did you go on a boat tour and visit the underwater observatory? Iíd love to hear what you saw.
kiwi_explorer (12209) 2007-04-05 5:45
It is a magical place. You've captured the scene very well ... I like the reflections. Well composed and good contrast. Well done ... tfs.
Alyx (770) 2011-04-26 9:01
Beautiful panoramic. The reflects and the clouds gives depth to your picture and show a litle how huge the landscape is.