What does a sunset sound like?
Does the question make any sense at all?
How can a sunset “sound” like anything?
I used to think that way, until I visited the South Island in New Zealand.
In July 2012, I spent a few days in the Franz Josef Glacier Township and Fox Glacier Township to visit their respective glaciers. Before leaving the glaciers area for good, I took the short 10-minute shuttle to Lake Matheson. I don’t know why I was reluctant to go in the first place; the reward was worth the effort, but isn’t that always the case.
Below is a short video I shot from Lake Matheson; that’s Mount Tasman (Horokoau) and Mount Cook (Aoraki) in the distance, illuminated by the setting sun.
I’ll say what’s abundantly obvious to many: that a sunset sounds peaceful.
Fair warning: my commentary comes up at about the 23-second mark.
Lake Matheson is marked by pin M in the map below.
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On 22 July 2012, I made the photo above with a Canon EOS450D/XSi camera and the video above with a 4th-generation iPod Touch. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com.