Taken at the Briksdalbreen Glacier in Norway. I know from experience how difficult glaciers are to photograph well, so I moved towards this one with little hope of capturing some of my usual style landscapes. Instead I had decided to capture detail with my telephoto lens. Most of my shots were close ups, albeit from a distance with the big lens. But when we had the chance of getting very close, I tried a couple of wide angle shots and quite liked how this one turned out. In situations like this, a person or two on the ice helps to get an idea of scale. I have got a couple of ice climbers on a few similar shots, but for the most part I dont like including people in my landscapes, so I decided to upload the one without people. This is an exceptionally photogenic glacier - firstly due to the lack of soil on the surrounding cliffs, the glacier is very clean and therefore very blue. Secondly, it 'flows' very steeply down the valley, enabling me to capturing it in a way that resembles a river flowing down between rocks.
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tityop (6225) 2005-09-14 16:14
Incroyable photographie, j'adore vraiment ce bleu intense de la glace. La roche noire apporte beaucoup de contraste, c'est très graphique comme image.
Super cadrage !!
(elle va directement dans mes favoris!! )
Quentin (5280) 2005-09-14 16:17
Wow! great blue colour! The composition is very well done with
a beautiful contrast between the ice and the rocks.
danyy (0) 2005-09-14 16:23
Le glacier dans toute sa splendeur et sa définition, ce phénomène que rien n'arrête, des tonnes de pression...
Superbes couleurs bleutées, j'aurai quant à moi tenté un cadrage plus haut, mais au vu de tes notres, j'ai lu que ce cadrage était ton choix pour de bonnes raisons.
poulinp (4530) 2005-09-14 20:32
An impressive place. Very sharp. I like the way you framed it, creating a diagonal from the top left to the bottom right. Good compo.
Clairedelune (4923) 2005-09-14 21:09
Oh, I like this picture! Great shot! The blue is very nice. I especially like the way you frame it. It's like a big tongue coming to lick your feet. Yes, for sure, in terms of "learning" something about the world, I would like to have somebody there to give the idea of the scale. But, in terms of "photography", I do prefer it without people. Well, thank you for sharing!
Lukasso (645) 2005-09-15 3:27
Brrr. At the beginning I thought: good but too dark. But now while watching it second time I must admit it's really good this way.
I know that this is the way oof the nature but I would clone the rocks in the top left corner with snow. I don't like such shifts in upper parts of photo.
The color of "river of ice" is great, I'd love to see this place. And the composition of your photo is well balanced. Well done.
Haymotion (2759) 2005-09-15 4:46
Photo étonnate pas ces différentes dégradé du gris vers le bleu.. Luminosité parfaite..
lucinka (9976) 2005-09-15 8:22
Adam, you really did good job here. Composition is just great as well as colors of the glacier. L.
sleon (9402) 2005-09-15 8:56
This is spectacular! I love the way you have got so close up (the 10-22 lens is just the job for this kind of perspective), and the colours are just fabulous. I have visited a couple of glaciers recently but never managed to get quite so close up, nor to get such good colours.
dabri (1692) 2005-09-15 13:58
I like the play you did with this glacier image.
Also something to learn for me about the composition.
- Copyright: Adam Burton (AdamBurton) (8585)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-08-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon 10-22mm EFS
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): evvka's favorite from TE#2 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-09-14 16:10
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