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Its easy to understand how and why Peter Jackson, the New Zealand film maker, would choose the South Island surroundings for many of his scenes from the Lord of The Rings Trilogy. These mountain peaks, each wearing a frosty mantle of mist and clouds, are regular sights in the Milford Sound area.


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  • lynn carter
    lynn carterabout 1 year ago

    beautiful shot Phil xx

  • lynn
    straight from the movie set, it seems!

    – phil decocco

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanabout 1 year ago

    Awesome, Phil!

  • thanks monnie, something to have spotted

    – phil decocco

  • Peter Stratton
    Peter Strattonabout 1 year ago

    This really has that Mysterious Island look. Good one. :-)

  • pete
    one might expect one of the monsters from Lord of the Rings to appear!

    – phil decocco

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByG6 months ago

    *in the challenge Mist or fog in a valley

  • Graham
    Many thanks, this is such a beautiful place! Enjoyed my visit there…..

    – phil decocco

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