Facts about the image, Road to Milford Sound New Zealand
Anyone who has driven the two hours from Te Anau along the Road to Milford Sound New Zealand cannot fail to be impresses by the magnificent mountains and views along this desolate stretch of high way. Taken on the return from a dawn shoot at Milford Sound I had selected a particular bend in the road from which to take this shot. With the sun rising to my right the left side of this image has naturally stolen all the light but left enough light available throughout the rest of the image to create an intense feeling of the harsh rocky slopes that give way to the vegetation surrounding the twisting road at the lower part of the valley.
First thing in the morning when it is still dark this has to be one of the loneliest roads and longest cul-de-sacs on earth, most vehicles only venture onto the road after first light, just driving along this stretch of road is enough to give one an impression how inaccessible and hospitable the fjords of New Zealand’s South Island are. Once at the end of the road there is the view a hotel and passenger ferry terminal.