Waterfalls on the way to Milford Sound

Milford Sound Lodge

At the end of this scene, you end up at the Milford Sound Lodge. I’ve stayed there about 6 or 7 times now! You can get a few different types of accommodations… from hardcore backpacker to something with a bit more space. The prices are very reasonable, and you’re right in the middle of the action for the next morning for those sunrise photos!

Daily Photo – Waterfalls on the way to Milford Sound

There is a good question that will never be answered: Is the drive to Milford Sound equal to the epicness of Milford Sound itself? No one knows!! I can’t figure it out. But, one random element that comes into the equation is the rain. When it is raining (or a recent rain), there are over 100 waterfalls that decorate the steep valley.

It’s kind of hard to shoot waterfalls in the rain. Actually, it’s really hard. I usually amp up my ISO and drop my F-stop very low to make sure I get a quick picture before the rain settles on my lens.

Waterfalls on the way to Milford Sound

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2012-10-27 00:00:00
  • CameraNIKON D3S
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/500
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length82.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

  • Epic indeed!

  • Trey Ratcliff

    thanks! 🙂

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  • susan ratcliff

    Absolutely so beautiful – you are so lucky to be able to go there often! 🙂

  • Dee

    This is so beautiful. The fog adds a divine feel to the whole picture.

  • Beautiful photo, I really like waterfalls. We were in the Lauterbrunnen Valley in Switzerland a couple summers ago and it was similar, when it rained waterfalls started appearing on the cliffs on either side of the valley. We got caught hiking in a pretty good rainstorm and while the waterfalls looked amazing, it was hard to get a decent photo without my camera getting wet.

  • Tom Wood

    I sometimes like to ‘go with the flow’ and just let the water settle on the lens. Maybe a bit risky, but it can work to great effect. This one for example… http://500px.com/photo/26709117

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