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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
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6/1 second
Focal Length
35 mm
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Date Taken
Sep 21, 2011, 6:41:45 AM
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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  New member 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.
danUK86 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014   General Artist
fantastic scene, love the view, light, colours and composition :nod:
SnowStormNinja24 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
You've been featured! :) (Smile)
SabakuNoShi Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice :)
SnowStormNinja24 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
This is beautiful!
ElRobel Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
wonderful place, and wonderful photo!!
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. :)

khmania Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Awesome work
khmania Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
This doesn't look real it's too amazing.
Giovanni-Piccinini Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013   Photographer
Fabulous atmosphere !!
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