Photographer's Note

Another of my photographs which I took as an undergraduate during a two month university expedition to East Greeland in the summer of 1970. This picture has been scanned from a Kodachrome 64 colour slide and editing has mainly included trying to get rid of most of 40 years of accumulated dust. The photograph was taken using my Edixa Prismat totally manual SLR, probably with the aid of my old Weston Master III lightmeter, both of which I still have - and they both still work too!

The photograph was taken near the lower end of Nordvest Fjord, the longest fjord in the World, near to the little hut where were were camped out at Syd Kap - where you have already seen me as an intrepid young explorer.

What you see here would not nowadays be considered politically correct by any means. In those days, visitors to Greenland were so infrequent that people travelling on the very few expeditions that ventured to East Greenland were not prevented from taking firearms with them to allow them to source some fresh meat. This occasion, however, was a one-off and here we see our expedition leader (whom you have also previously seen here) with a fine goose which he has just despatched. Not surprisingly, it was left to me to pluck and disembowel the creature and cook it over an open fire - but I kept the best bits for myself - and it was delicious, making a welcome change from our usual dried expedition food.

You can see where we were if you click on Map:view but you might need to zoom out a little. If you click on the multicoloured "Google" logo in the bottom left of that map, it will open up a bigger map and, although the little yellow man won't be able to show you any roads (because there aren't any), you can move him over a series of blue dots which will then open up as photographs in the area.

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