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“… A stunningly beautiful night scene over a Fiordland Lake; the milky way is partially obscured by clouds and the first faint light of dawn is visible…”
A Panoramic Photograph of the Milky Way and Night Sky, taken in the first light of dawn.
Fjordland, South Island, New Zealand
Limited Edition Series of 125
This print is available in 40in x 17in, 50in x 21in and 60 x 25in sizes.
“I was camped on the shore of this lake overnight after capturing “Halfway to Heaven”. There were a few cars in the nearby carpark, some with boat trailers. I imagined that they belonged to locals who had gone off for an overnight camping and fishing trip. At about midnight I was awoken by the sounds of a car driving up through the forest to the boat ramp. I heard the voices of two men. The car stopped and a strong light illuminated my tent. My imagination ran wild, and I thought maybe they were serial killers, but after a brief discussion they jumped back in the car and drove off, much to my relief. At about 3am I heard distant voices through the forest after the sound of a car door slamming shut. I peered out through the door of my tent… but was quickly distracted by what I saw. The milky way was vividly shining over the lake through an almost clear sky! Quite amazing for Fjordland in Winter. So I hurried out of my sleeping bag, donned some warm clothes and rushed out to the shore of the lake, and began taking photographs, including this image. The very first light of dawn slightly illuminated the sky and gave it some colour. Later in the morning a few more cars arrived in the nearby carpark; disgorging pairs of men carrying high-powered rifles; something I found a bit unusual and unsettling, coming as I do from Australia where no hunting is allowed in national parks.
This print is available in your choice of either:
Print Only: Your print is printed on the finest quality archival printing material (Fuji Crystal Archive™) and will be shipped to you rolled in a tube. This enables you to have your print framed by your local framer, where you can view samples of different frames with your print. FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE.
Plexiprint: Your print is printed on the finest quality archival printing material (Fuji Crystal Archive™) and is then professionally mounted in between a sheet of 100% UV resistant Plexiglass™ and a solid backing. This mounting method will provide excellent protection for your print, whilst enhancing the depth and vibrancy of your print. Plexiprints have a modern, clean look and eliminate the need for framing (although they can still be framed in the future). Plexiprints are lightweight and will be shipped to you ready to hang. FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE.
Alugraph™: The image will be infused into the surface of a sheet of aluminium, creating a spectacular metallic look. Alugraphs™ are lightweight, durable, waterproof and scratch-resistant. Your Alugraph™ will be shipped to you ready to hang. Size restrictions apply (max. 70 inches). FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE.
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