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    Where the Glacier Meets the Sea

    Taken from a moving boat at ISO 64, f4, 1/320 sec.

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    Re: Where the Glacier Meets the Sea

    Hi Frank

    Very nice, i like that a lot,
    where in the world is it?

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    Good one, Frank.

    I think you've got the key lines very well placed. It very much divides the image into three horizontal segments and I think that works well given teh scene you had in front of you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JemC View Post
    Hi Frank

    Very nice, i like that a lot,
    where in the world is it?
    This is looking South at the Reid Glacer opposite Russell Island in the Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska.

    http://www.charts.noaa.gov/OnLineViewer/17318.shtml

    http://www.nps.gov/glba/planyourvisi...;pageid=231027

    In the second link on page two, you can see that the current global warming cycle has been going on for over 250 years.

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    Thank you Donald. With this scene there wasn't a lot of cropping options, but I did have an opportunity to play with the PP a bit.

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    Looks even better in the lightbox...awesome image, and it must have been inspiring to see that "live"!

    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankMi View Post
    In the second link on page two, you can see that the current global warming cycle has been going on for over 250 years.
    Although I don't agree with your thoughts on global warming, I can still admire your images !!

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    Beautiful picture Frank!!
    I like the composition and reflection!
    if there would has been something in the distance (like a boat or an house) it would help the viewer to understand the grandeur!
    about the global warming, i'm quite sure that it is speeding up quickly and it will lead the world to a dramatic climatic change in the next few dozens of year.
    there are many signs about it... like many scientists said
    an example on one of my experiences:
    a few years ago I climbed the "Gran Paradiso" (4096m above sea level, Alpi mountain chain)
    I slept before climbing at the shelter "Vittorio Emanuele II" at 2700 m.
    this shelter was built in the 1961 and it was side by side to the lower limit of the glacier. Look below to see where is the glacier today
    the blue arrow points the shelter, the google's "A" points the top of the gran Paradiso"

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    Re: Where the Glacier Meets the Sea

    Thank you for the photo comments! If you looked at the map data from 1750 to the present in post #4 you will see the same direction of change. As this topic is not specific to photography it may be better served outside of this forum.

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    Re: Where the Glacier Meets the Sea

    Nice shot Frank. Love, love the color.

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    Re: Where the Glacier Meets the Sea

    Hi Scott, it is amazing what happens to the ice during thousands of years of pressure as it flows to the sea. The varities of deep blue color where the iceburgs break off the face of the glacier are just phenominal. I'm hoping to post some glacier face images soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankMi View Post
    Hi Scott, it is amazing what happens to the ice during thousands of years of pressure as it flows to the sea. The varities of deep blue color where the iceburgs break off the face of the glacier are just phenominal. I'm hoping to post some glacier face images soon.
    I'll keep an eye out for more. The blue in glacier faces is one of the most interesting colors on the planet. IMHO.

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    Re: Where the Glacier Meets the Sea

    Quote Originally Posted by epmi314 View Post
    I'll keep an eye out for more. The blue in glacier faces is one of the most interesting colors on the planet. IMHO.
    Here is a quickie SOOC from the Lamplugh Glacer. The dark bands are soil that the glacer gouges out of the river bed on it's way to the sea. The deep blue is where an iceburg recently broke off the wall.

    Where the Glacier Meets the Sea

    I am hoping to create a panorama of the face of the Margerie Glacier but I may not have enough images as I wasn't thinking of doing a pano when I shot. The Margerie and Grand Pacific Glacers combine to form a wall of ice up to 350 feet high (250 feet above water) and somewhere near 4 miles wide combined width.

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    Re: Where the Glacier Meets the Sea

    Stunningly cold. Was this a film camera?

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    Quote Originally Posted by arith View Post
    Stunningly cold. Was this a film camera?
    Hi Steve, unfortunately, none of my film shots were digitized at a high enough density to be presentable. These were shot in early September, three years ago with a 5MP Sony DSC-H1.

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    Great shot,Frank.Certainly brings back memories for me. We saw the Hubbard glacier on an Alaskan cruise (Inner Passage from Vancouver to Seward) and it looked just like that- I suppose they all look like that but what amazed me was I thought we were half a mile or so away and I thought that I could quickly get to it in a small boat (not that we could) but a crew member said it was 3 miles away. It's the same with supercell storms on the Plains I put one at 15-20 miles away,it was 90.

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    Great shot Frank! you got the ideal conditions at that time! When I was in Juneau this past July, and took a glacier cruise, it was on a very bright sunny day. Great capture! Was your boat able to get closer? This looks like it was a couple miles out?

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    Re: Where the Glacier Meets the Sea

    Hi John & Mike, the Ried Glacier in the first shot was likely 4-5 miles away, the Lamplugh Glacer was more like a mile away. I'm sure that the water depth and risk of falling ice limits how close an aircraft carrier sized cruise ship can get to the ice wall. The water depth between the two closest pieces of land you can see in the first shot is between 1-3 fathoms even though most of the bay behind that is 28 fathoms deep. The water depth within a couple of hundresd feet of the Lamplugh Glacier is about 85 fathoms (170 meters) deep so we could safely get closer.

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    Re: Where the Glacier Meets the Sea

    Great shots Frank. You just don't see that blue anywhere else.

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    Re: Where the Glacier Meets the Sea

    Makes sense Frank. I went in one of the small boats meant to get up close to glaciers. Even then, nobody is allowed closer than an Half Mile from the face. We learned why that law is good when I was there… without warning, a chunk of glacier that was part of the whole thing underwater broke off and shot up then landed on its side like a whale jumping out of the water. It was so COOL. The blue colors were amazing. (picture holding an ice cube under water, then letting go. it will shoot up to the surface.)

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