In the Hall of the Mountain King- Magic by Ben Loveday

In the Hall of the Mountain King- Magic by 

Stirling Falls viewed from the prow of the sightseeing launch, Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand.
Concept: In pagan cultures the world over people refer to the “spirit of a place” that they believed dwelt in that place. Romans called this “genius loci”. If this is true, the king of spirits dwells, here, in Milford Sound.
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Ben Loveday is a photographic artist based in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia, with a focus on landscape, urban and conceptual photography.
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  • gingermegs
    gingermegsover 4 years ago

    Inst fav. Love it.:)

  • Charuhas  Images
    Charuhas Imagesover 4 years ago


  • Mike Arnott
    Mike Arnottover 4 years ago

    Magnificent image Ben. Perfect exposure and lighting.

  • RickGeorge
    RickGeorgeover 4 years ago

    a nice raw feel to this…

  • Peter Hammer
    Peter Hammerover 4 years ago

    Nice and I got almost exactly the same shot Ben. When were you there?

  • From a trip there in September 2009- the sun came out straight after it had been raining all morning.

    – Ben Loveday

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 4 years ago

  • Peter Doré
    Peter Doréabout 4 years ago

    Very nice!

  • Thanks Peter, and stay safe on high ground!

    – Ben Loveday

  • mttmaliha
    mttmalihaabout 4 years ago

    I can hear this one. Beautifully done, Ben

  • Thanks Maureen

    – Ben Loveday

  • greenstone
    greenstoneabout 4 years ago

    superb!!! talk about catching the spirit of a place…the rocks on the right hand side look like a side profile of a face…amazing…the true spirit captured!!!

  • You’re right- I hadn’t noticed that face! Thanks

    – Ben Loveday

  • ThePhotoMaestro
    ThePhotoMaestroabout 4 years ago

    Great shot! The song is going through my head right now. :D
    If we stick around long enough, maybe we can watch the Dance of the Mountain King’s Daughter

  • Here’s the daughter of the mountain king wearing her veil…..

    – Ben Loveday

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