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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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