"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

Doubtful Monotones

Picture taken on Doubtful Sound, South Island, New Zealand.
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8 responses

  1. What an intriguing history and mystical view.

    March 10, 2012 at 11:30 am

    • An extremely beautiful location.

      At one point the captain turned of the boat’s engines and asked us all to assemble in silence outside on the deck: the power and depth of nature was palpable..

      March 10, 2012 at 2:20 pm

  2. Beautiful, wild place, beautiful photograph! I have no doubt in liking Satie’s music!

    March 10, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    • It was absolutely magical.. But the mist and rain resulted in quite a few deleted pictures!

      March 11, 2012 at 11:20 am

  3. wow.
    I keep looking at the water and how it looks to be flowing at different angles. Do you suppose that places on the earth like this resonate with corresponding places within us?

    March 10, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    • I think the multiple water flows were due to our boat’s wake – we had just veered starboard. (Who am I kidding? We turned right!)

      And yes, “resonate” is just the right word for places such as these. Doubtful Sound has a special significance to the Maori people, in much the same way that Native Americans recognise the sacred properties of some of their lands.

      March 11, 2012 at 11:38 am

  4. Toffeeapple

    My initial thought was that it looked like fjords and then I looked at your link…

    March 10, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    • Yes, New Zealand’s very own, true fjords!

      March 11, 2012 at 11:41 am

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