Battered By Nature
Battered...by Nature. Fiordland National Park, New Zealand, South Island - 2/13/2012.
This photo is my nod to Brian Brake, perhaps New Zealand's most famous photographer. He once spent three weeks at this spot waiting to find the perfect moment (not the perfect sunny and cloudless scene which he had recorded earlier in his life) but a scene described later as being "Battered by Nature." I only had one afternoon here, not three weeks, but the weather cooperated with me, picking on the famous Mitre peak with rain and cloud and mist.