Landscape photo Monkey Creek road Milford Sound Fiordland New Zealand

Monkey Creek Wallpaper


Monkey Creek lies on the road from Te Anau to Milford Sound in Fiordland, New Zealand. This stunning little spot has been on my photo bucket list for a long time, so naturally, I stopped there on my recent trip to Fiordland. The clouds were pretty low, which isn’t unusual for this part of the country, but I grabbed my gear anyway in the hope that it might lift as I was walking up the river. By the time I found the location for this photo, the cloud had moved a little, not as much as I had hoped, but enough to reveal some of the breathtaking mountains surrounding the valley that Monkey Creek runs through. I always like to use long-exposure photography techniques when shooting moving water, and seeing as the light wasn’t quite low enough yet, I threw on my Lee Big Stopper ND filter to create this 30 second exposure. I don’t process my photos using black and white very often, but the tones in the rocks and clouds seemed to suit grayscale. I edited this image using a combination of Adobe Lightroom and Nik Silver Efex.

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