This is not a great image from a photographic point of view but I thought it might be of interest as it was taken by myself in East Greenland in the summer of 1970.
During our university expedition to Scoresbyland, this was the only help we had with transportation - a half-hour helicopter lift across the Werner mountain range from Mestersvig to the north part of the Schuchert valley from where we had a 40 mile walk south to the fjord called Scoresby Sund.
Here we are flying across the mountain called "Kolossen" (the "Giant") with its two flanking glaciers - Mellem Gletscher and Østre Gletscher. Although Kolossen appears enormous in this landscape, its height is only 1038 metres. You can see the location if you click on Map:view.
I apologise for the poor quality of this image (which was scanned from a Kodachrome slide) but the main problem, I think, is due to reflections from the perspex windows of the helicopter.
In the workshop I am adding a picture of our helicopter having landed in the Schuchert valley - there the pilot is walking back to the helicopter holding a half-bottle of Scotch whisky which we had given him!
Critiques | Translate
timecapturer (49288) 2014-03-19 3:48
fascinating shot this and nothing lost in the transition to digital. Greenland has always fascinated me since I flew over on my first transatlantic trip. Must have been a memorable adventure this, not sure I would have liked the helicopter ride or the 40 mile trek. Not sure either that you should be encouraging a pilot to drink and fly ;-). Stunning place and image. Looks wonderful!
mesutilgim (95050) 2014-03-19 4:07
Nice capture from your archive !
Good pov and compo.
Many good and usefull notes makes your entry a perfect TE job.
TFS and best regards
saxo042 (37874) 2014-03-19 8:14
This is indeed not the common picture from Denmark. Too bad you cannot get credit for Greenland to your world map here on TE. (Gert has two pictures from Moscow and his TE map shows the complete state of Russia, including Siberia where he has never been...) But this is an enormously beautiful landscape with all the mountains here. Definitely a different part of Denmark!
holmertz (52022) 2014-03-19 8:53
The ice and snow indicates this is from our planet, otherwise this view looks at least very un-Danish. I see no major technical problems. It's really a very impressive view and you did a fine job with the scanner. The WS has remarkably good colours and sharpness. I only hope the pilot consumed his gift after his next flight.
Regarding Gunnar's comment I also have posted two or three pictures from Manhattan, which covered the entire US, including Alaska, on my TE map.
jjcordier (79297) 2014-03-19 23:39
Un beau souvenir de ta fascinante expédition au Groenland (le paysage est-il le même 45 ans plus tard?). J'espère que le pilote n'a pas bu la bouteille avant de reprendre les commandes de l'hélicoptère -)
williewhistler (16394) 2014-03-20 13:03
considering the thickness of perspex and the conversion to digital there is no significant loss of detail in this super shot from your archive, the distant snow capped mountains combined with the patterns created by the two glaciers around the mountain are beautifully portrayed.
Best regards Les.
emka (96487) 2014-03-20 20:28
Hello John, Taking into account that this photo is older than many our friends here, I find the quality very good. Anyway, it is very interesting and this is important. Fantastic view of the glaciers. And I like this Workshop, you could post it as other main post with this interesting note. 40 miles trip on foot in such conditions, you were brave young man. Those were the days.. Stunning picture.
WArm regrad s MAlgo
ACL1978 (7511) 2014-03-23 6:31
Amazing birds eye view here, John. Greenland is a top destination for me; I think I mentioned a while back that my grandfather was stationed there during and after World War II, and took many rolls of film which we still have (and which my father digitized not long ago). His are mostly daily life shots, though, and nothing quite this sweeping. Amazing to see from this high up how closely the ice flows resemble rivers... no greater reminder of the size and power of nature than that. Thanks!
COSTANTINO (64754) 2014-03-26 2:05
Hello dear friend
looking at this capture carefully I am feeling
afarid great experience to take such
spectacular and dynamic
- Copyright: John Cannon (tyro) (24654)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1970-07-12
- Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Edixa Prismat, A. Schacht Travenar-A f/2.8 / 50mm
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-19 2:16