Photographer's Note

I took this photo from a bus window on the trip from Te Anau to the Doubtful Sound, on the west coast of New Zealand's South Island. The bus was labouring around the bends and up mountain sides. For the average traveller, this day tour is the only way to see the sound that many think is more interesting and much wilder than the famed Milford Sound. Having been to both, I would agree with that.

It was mid-summer, although it scarcely looks like it. This part of NZ is not famed for its summers, and travellers can be seen in most of the towns' main streets in anoraks, with their maps in hand. This part of the west coast has a phenomenally high rainfall, a good proportion of which fell on the day I was there

I cloned out dozens of small rain drops on the bus window, and fiddled a bit with levels, contrast and saturation to get a presentable photo out of it.

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