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The Twilight is My Robe by octane2 The Twilight is My Robe by octane2
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There are certain scenes, moments, and feelings in life which linger on in your memory. Like catching the eye of the one you fall in love with, the first kiss, holding hands and watching the sunset, hearing the first piece of music send a chill down your spine, which then forms your favourite band, musician, or genre. These are the types of things that stay with you the rest of your life; things you can look back upon and smile with a light heart.

My life's goal is to capture precious light -- whether it be in the form of photons that have potentially travelled millions of years to fall upon my camera's sensor from the most distant celestial wonders, to the light that travels 8 minutes from our own star, to strike the Earth in the guise of a beautiful sunrise -- when I do capture something special, it lingers within me and leaves a lasting impression.

This scene was captured after 3 days of waiting for the right light. I feel very lucky and blessed to have been able to witness (and, experience) one of the, if not, the most beautiful sunrise I have ever seen, at one of the most remote, primal and pristine places left in the world -- Milford Sound.

To give you an idea as to the sheer scale of this place, the waterfall that you can see at centre right (Stirling Falls) is approximately 8 km away.

With the soft light illuminating the clouds from the western horizon to the east and to the south behind me, in a gorgeous pink, it is something that I will never forget.

The 5D Mark II remains a landscape eating machine.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
6s f/16.0 at 35.0mm iso100
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918concept Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is one of the most incredible images I have come across. I love the peaceful and mystical mood. The light is breathtaking and the composition just beautiful with the two rocks at the bottom right. Congratulations on this truly stunning capture.
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014   General Artist
fantastic scene, love the view, light, colours and composition :nod:
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SnowStormNinja24 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
You've been featured! :) (Smile)
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SabakuNoShi Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice :)
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SnowStormNinja24 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
This is beautiful!
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ElRobel Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
wonderful place, and wonderful photo!!
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Lady-Weavile-461 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

If one could live in a picture...



I must say your monolog was very inspiring and I think every photographer carries that mentality. :)

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khmania Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Awesome work
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khmania Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
This doesn't look real it's too amazing.
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Giovanni-Piccinini Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013   Photographer
Fabulous atmosphere !!
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gnohz Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
Awesome work! :wave:
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Dee-T Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
Just beautiful ! you got some amazing lighting there!
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octane2 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks, mate.

Yeah, that was pretty special! My one (and only entry) silver in recent ILA's. :)

Regards,
H
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Jaybirdnm Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
wow, you are not only a gifted artist w/respect to your imagery/photography, you are also a gifted poet re your inspired use of language!!! Your writing reminds me of the spiritual poet Rumi & one of my other favorite poets, Maria Rainer Rilke. Rilke has a poem w/the text of one said poem's lines that refers to the evening slipping off her clothes, hanging them on tree branches as the evening first turns stone in us, then star....it goes something like that... I think it's called EVENING. And as far as Rumi's words being similar to yours, wow, your line: Like catching the eye of the one you fall in love with, the first kiss, holding hands....I'm going to get my favorite Rumi poem and post it here for you to enjoy (hopefully, you will), lol, as your words are also so inspiring...BRB w/awesome poetry filled w/gorgeous images about love/spirit...what could be better??? (um..see quotes in my signature too re what da vinci sez about imagery, painting, and poetry...so cool!)

Okay, here's Rumi for ya: btw, check out, if you feel a kinship, this site where I got this poem from, link: [link]

There are so many love poems by Rumi there, written long long ago....that remind me so much of your words....enjoy!!!

Rayne Boleyn ps, I also found the Rilke poem about/ENTITLED: EVENING, that also reminds me of your work...I've also posted that below, and should it not fit, I'll go ahead and post it in another comment. Hope this is all okay....IT'S GONNA TAKE UP SOME SPACE IN YER COMMENT SECTION, BUT FEEL IT'S WELL WORTH IT, LOL.

Some Kiss We Want

There is some kiss we want with
our whole lives, the touch of

spirit on the body. Seawater
begs the pearl to break its shell.

And the lily, how passionately
it needs some wild darling! At

night, I open the window and ask
the moon to come and press its

face against mine. Breathe into
me. Close the language- door and

open the love window. The moon
won't use the door, only the window.

--Rumi, translated by Coleman Barks

* * *
Evening

The sky puts on the darkening blue coat
held for it by a row of ancient trees;
you watch: and the lands grow distant in your sight,
one journeying to heaven, one that falls;

and leave you, not at home in either one,
not quite so still and dark as the darkened houses,
not calling to eternity with the passion
of what becomes a star each night, and rises;

and leave you (inexpressibly to unravel)
your life, with its immensity and fear,
so that, now bounded, now immeasurable,
it is alternatively stone in you and star.

~ Rainer Maria Rilke ~
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cloe-patra Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hello :wave: you have been featured as a part of my newest favourites-feature [link]
enjoy and consider faving so more people can see it ;)
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Sablehawk Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
God that's beautiful. Do you have a larger version so I can use this as my desktop wallpaper?
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WindInTheCoffeeCup Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This beautiful photo has been featured in :iconstand-out-shots: Favorite Submissions of 2012 blog! [link] :peace:
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kitsuneko-xenon Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Artist
It's hard to believe such beauty still exists on this planet :)
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StrixCZ Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What a spectacular view :clap: :+fav:
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Yeehaapix Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student Photographer
Those rocks make the perfect foreground subject... if you get what I mean :P :D
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ZeitgeistDragon Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012   Traditional Artist
I referenced your photo for one of my drawings. [link]
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Kara-a Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You have been featured here :happybounce:
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ZuhaLoveMusic Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
THIS IS JUST GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOOD PHOTO!!!!!!!!
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arualcat Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
:iconwowplz: This is sooo beautiful! Good shot, it's completely stunning!
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! :wave:
Your beautiful photo has been featured in my article for #TheFavouriteShowcase [link] :heart:
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acoresjo88 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your beautiful work is featured here
Feel free to have a look at the feature and to comment on and/or to :+fav: it, would be really appreciated. Thanks!
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Azzeria Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional Photographer
Hi :wave:

Your beautiful work has been featured in my journal: [link]
Best regards,
Ida
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octane2 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you, Ida. :)

Regards,
H
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Azzeria Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional Photographer
Hi :wave:

Your beautiful work has been featured in my journal: [link]
Best regards,
Ida
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octane2 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you, Ida. :)

Regards,
H
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Slushy-Pye Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh wow. ;w; So gorgeous.
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augenweide Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
your beautiful work is featured in my new journal...[link]
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JoycelynSiew Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning stunning stunning! I'm going to New Zealand next year. Really hoping I can get some amazing shots. Even just one that blows me away will be enough.
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Traumfaengerin-Wish Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so beautiful... I almost envy you that you were granted that amazing moment ^^
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Nightcitylights Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
Great!
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octane2 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Professional Photographer
Nightcitylights,

Thank you. :)

Regards,
H
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carloskrill Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
This is just perfect... i hope someday i can visit this place. Great picture...
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octane2 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Professional Photographer
carloskrill,

Thanks, kind sir!

You simply must go, if you can. :)

Regards,
H
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thanksthatisenough Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
your beautiful art is featured [link] I hope you like it :)
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octane2 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Professional Photographer
Lenmanaa,

Wow, thank you, so much for the feature.

Regards,
H
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thanksthatisenough Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
You are most welcome
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TheAppleScientist Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Great capture and great title! :heart:
Bravo! :clap:
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octane2 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Professional Photographer
TAS,

Hey, thank you, muchly!

The title is from here.

Thanks, again!

Regards,
H
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TheAppleScientist Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
You're very welcome! :)
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Moontessa Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks very inspiring)
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octane2 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Professional Photographer
Moontessa,

Thank you! It inspires me, so much. :)

Regards,
H
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Moontessa Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome :)
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HeadmistressMercedes Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh lovely, lovely! The colours are spectacular, and I adore the contrast of the smooth rocks in the glass-still water make a stage for the rough, rocky mountain peaks. Oh, so splendid!! The way the clouds glide through the mountains is also stunning. Your patience and dedication clearly paid off. This is a wonderful shot, well done! Faved!
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octane2 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Professional Photographer
HeadmistressMercedes,

Thank you, so much, for your very kind words and adding this to your favourites.

If you ever get the chance to witness sunrise there, you simply must go. It is special beyond words.

Regards,
H
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HeadmistressMercedes Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You are very welcome!! I would adore getting sunrise pics, but alas, I am not a morning person...instead, I am a devoted sunset follower :giggle: But one day, I will try my hardest...I will witness a sunrise and take the best pic I can...you inspire me ^.^

-The Headmistress.
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Sep 21, 2011, 6:41:45 AM
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