Milford Sound – Stuck in Customs

What the Ancient Seamariners Saw

Daily Photo – What the Ancient Seamariners Saw

Here’s another one of the images from my 1000 Stories from 1000 Places NFT drop. It sold out in minutes, but they are now available to trade on OpenSea and X2Y2, etc so be sure to check them out.

Imagine seeing this if you were one of the great sea explorers of yore!

This is the entrance to Milford Sound from the Tasman Sea. It would have been so amazing to come across this and wonder what it was like up inside the fjord. And then, the captain could just decide to sail up inside and land some boats on the shore. Maybe if they were a little hungry, they could even grab a few Moas and cook ‘em up. After a long sea voyage, nothing goes down smoother than a Moa.

What the Ancient Seamariners Saw

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  • Date Taken2010-11-03 04:07:07
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/6000
  • Aperture5.3
  • ISO1000
  • Focal Length105.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1

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The Valleys on the Way to Milford Sound

Daily Photo – The Valleys on the Way to Milford Sound

Here’s another one of the images from my 1000 Stories from 1000 Places NFT drop. It sold out in minutes, but they are now available to trade on OpenSea and X2Y2, etc so be sure to check them out.

There are approximately 4,000 places to stop on the drive from Te Anau to Milford, and this is one of them. It’s kind of a must-stop! The scene is crazy-powerful, and it changes throughout the day. I’ve noticed sometimes in the morning it is foggy and hard to see, but it’s still interesting even then. When planning car-trips in New Zealand, it’s best just to add a few extra hours into the experience!

The Valleys on the Way to Milford Sound

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  • Date Taken2013-02-09 06:14:25
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/640
  • Aperture7.1
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length125.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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A Moving Sunset

Daily Photo – A Moving Sunset

Here’s another one of the images from my 1000 Stories from 1000 Places NFT drop. It sold out in minutes, but they are now available to trade on OpenSea and X2Y2, etc so be sure to check them out.

When the sun started going down in Milford Sound, I figured I was going to start using up a lot of memory cards and boy was I right that day…

A Moving Sunset

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2012-08-08 02:54:50
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/15
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO50
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Milford Sound Under Stars

Daily Photo – Milford Sound Under Stars

Here’s one of the images from my 1000 Stories from 1000 Places NFT drop. It sold out in minutes, but they are now available to trade on OpenSea and X2Y2, etc so be sure to check them out.

This was maybe my tenth trip to Milford? I always have a lovely and different sort of time there. I’ve never seen it so starry, though!

Milford Sound Under Stars

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  • Date Taken2017-02-18 17:52:34
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time20
  • Aperture
  • ISO3200
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias+2

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Water in Four Forms

Daily Photo – Water in Four Forms

I had on two layers, which kept out most of the cold. Actually, now that I think about it, the weather was perfect. My body was quite warm and bordering on too-warm, but my face was open to the ice-cold air, which kept everything perfect.

This spot is about a four-hour drive from my home. The edge of New Zealand is filled with fjords and drama, carved by the quirky Slartibartfast. Not only is it surreal here, but it feels like the edge of the earth and that humans are not supposed to be walking along its shore. There is every kind of earth and water here.

Milford Sound, New Zealand
TreyRatcliff.com

Water in Four Forms

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2013-02-09 22:15:47
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/10
  • Aperture11
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1

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A Moody Panorama in Milford Sound

Daily Photo – A Moody Panorama in Milford Sound (Piopiotahi)

I shared a work in progress of this not long ago. Now here is the final version! I recently did a road trip down to Milford Sound/Piopiotahi for a few nights to see what I could capture. I usually just stay for one night, but I thought I might as well take a few more chances. It was so beautiful down there. One day was sunny and one day was rain. It’s almost better with the rain because you see thousands – literally thousands of waterfalls. It’s like Jurassic Park or something. This is a panorama made out of about 10 photos or so and this version is 15k pixels across.

A Moody Panorama in Milford Sound (Piopiotahi)

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2022-04-06 20:19:55
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/2000
  • Aperture4
  • ISO80
  • Focal Length31.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Work In Progress

Been working on this one for a while now… nearly done, I think. Will share the full res when it’s complete… it’s over 30k pixels wide! 🙂

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Slow Rain. New Zealand.

Daily Photo – Slow Rain. New Zealand.

In Milford, when it rains, the mountains pour. I tell most people when they go that rain is probably one of the best weather situations down there which isn’t often the case for photography… literally THOUSANDS of waterfalls. I believe I took this one right by the tunnel that leads from one side of these massive mountains to the other. The waterfalls are crazy on both sides… mind-blowing, really. Whoever built that tunnel and road to Milford Sound, THANK YOU!
From the new NFT drop on Foundation

Slow Rain. New Zealand.

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-12-21 09:13:11
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/15
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length60.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Misty Milford

Daily Photo – Misty Milford

The mist from the waterfalls make everything seem like a still from Lord of the Rings…

Misty Milford

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2012-10-27 05:49:37
  • CameraNIKON D3S
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/2000
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length98.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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On the Road to Milford Sound

Daily Photo – On the Road to Milford Sound

Here’s a nice stop that a lot of people miss along the way to Milford Sound. I got up early one morning and went between those two bridges just before you get to the sound and hiked along the river to find this spot. That’s Mitre Peak (Rahotu) there in the background.

On the Road to Milford Sound

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2012-10-27 15:30:35
  • CameraNEX-7
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/60
  • Aperture7.1
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length45.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-0.7

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