On a road trip around the lower South Island a few years ago, we’d experienced a couple of days of heavy, torrential downpours that made any kind of photography, or even just casual exploring, rather challenging. We left Invercargill mid-morning and had no destination fixed in our mind – rather unusual for us! Weather forecasts remained average at best in all directions. On a whim, we turned left at the intersection with roads leading to Queenstown or Te Anau and eventually made our way to Milford Sound, arriving in the late afternoon. Conditions were still rather bleak although a white heron (kotuku) had attracted the attention of dozens of tourists and their cameras as it waded in the shallows near the shore. After making a couple of images of my own, I looked up to see what the weather was looking like as it was getting close to sunset. This image was taken just as the clouds were starting to break and the setting sun was intermittently shining like a lighthouse beacon down the sound. It was simply stunning to watch. Here you can see the sun highlighting Stirling Falls, The Lion and the entrance to Harrison Cove. Not to be outdone, Sinbad Gully, to the left of Mitre Peak, features patches of low cloud, stubbornly clinging to the steep mountain slopes and I particularly like the way the light forms silhouettes of the range from the Footstool extending back towards Mitre Peak. If you look closely, you might make out the silhouettes of onlookers watching the spectacle from the shore – dwarfed by the landscape in front of them. “After the Storm” was the winning landscape image in NZ Photographer magazine’s We Are One competition in 2018 and achieved a bronze award in the Landscape / Nature Category of the EPSON International Pano Awards in 2020.
Image size: 10″ x 20″ / 254mm x 508mm
Your print will also include an additional white space border to allow for easy handling during the framing process.
As a Limited Edition Print, the following pricing structure applies:
Prints 1-5: $199
Prints 6-20: $299
Prints 21-25: $499
Price includes free delivery within New Zealand.
About this Limited Edition
- Edition of 25
- Media: Canson Infinity Rag Photographique 310 gsm cotton paper using Canon Lucia Pro pigment-based inks
- Print is hand-signed and numbered
- Includes hand-signed Certificate of Authenticity
- Information sheet with the story of the image and capture details
Photographic prints of this image will only be available in this limited edition. I do reserve the right to use the image for other purposes for example: calendars, books, greeting cards, postcards and other items of a similar nature.
Shipping and Handling
Prints are carefully packaged before being rolled and placed into a protective postal tube for shipping. This offers a higher level of protection to your new print during transit than if it were shipped flat and allows you to store it safely while arranging framing.