After the Storm, Milford Sound

From $450.00

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.


Printed Image size: 20″ x 10″ / 508mm x 254mm

Your print will also include an additional white space border to allow for easy handling during the framing process.

About this Limited Edition

  • Edition of 25
  • Media: Canson Infinity Rag Photographique (matte finish) (matte finish) 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.

Image Details

Camera: Canon EOS 6D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm IS STM at 28mm
Exposure: f/16, 0.4s, ISO 100

Framing Options

A ready-to-hang solution for you to enjoy your photograph straight away.  Framed photographs are presented in a classic 30mm wide timber frame made in New Zealand.  White or Black frames are available.  The photograph is mounted using archival quality materials including a neutrally-coloured bevelled mat (up to 3″ wide) made from Bainbridge Alphamat Artcare 4-ply matboard in Spanish White (8463) and 5mm acid-free foamboard.  Conservation Clear glass is used to frame the work and is rated to 99% UV protection. Museum Glass which offers both a high level of UV protection and anti-reflective properties is available upon request for an additional charge.

Completed frame size (approximate) includes the print, mat overlay and frame and gives a useful guide for checking a framed piece will fit into your desired space:

  • 28.5″ x 18.75″ (724mm x 476mm)

Shipping and Handling

  • As each print is personally printed by Mike White and frames are made to order, please allow up to 3 weeks for dispatch.  If you require your order to be completed urgently, please contact Mike directly to discuss options.
  • Prints will be shipped flat in an archival sleeve between layers of sturdy, protective board.
  • Framed artworks can only be shipped in New Zealand and will be packaged with multiple layers of bubble-wrap and heavy-duty corrugated card to ensure safe arrival.
  • All packages are shipped with a tracked courier service.
  • Free shipping within New Zealand applies to all orders.
Framing Options

Print Only, Framed Print (Black frame), Framed Print (White Frame)


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