June 20, 2018; Doubtful Sound, South Island, New Zealand. It was a beautiful day. First day of winter in the Southern Hemisphere. Bright sun. Not a cloud in the sky. Gorgeous. The air was crisp. Clean. Cold.
Except this was our one and only day to photograph one of the most dramatic fjords in New Zealand. We wanted clouds. Mist. Fog. Dark dusky drama. Rain squalls. Rainbows. We got none of it. Mother Nature served up sunshine. What was she thinking?
She did provide the makings of one good sea/landscape — appropriately deep blue. See my last blog post.
And now here’s the rest of the story:
Not more than a few minutes later exploded a dolphin, the low sun adding a tiny touch of gold to each lens droplet of the water burst. Up. Click. Gone.
And then it was quiet again.
(Nikon D500; Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6 ED VR zoom. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab; final editing in Adobe Photoshop.)