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Copyright: Wellington BR (wbriques) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 375 W: 68 N: 723] (3611)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-27
Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment, Nocturnal
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED AFS VR
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-10-28 3:09
Viewed: 4536
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
On the way from the Antarctic Peninsula and South Georgia, we passed by elephant Island, were Shackleton's men were stranded for 4 months, before being rescued by the Yelcho, a Chilean Navy ship mastered by Captain Luis Pardo. The Yelcho was underpowered and had no permission from the Chilean navy to performe this mission. Captain Pardo risked his command, his rank and his very life on a mission were 3 other superior vessels had failed. Chile is naturally proud of their role in the rescue and a bust was placed at the site by a Chilean expedition. There are Chilean bases in the Antarctic Peninsula named for both Piloto Pardo and the Yelcho.
Landind was not possible for us due to the bad weather, the exposed nature of the island and the small beach. Pity!

Shot taken at 8:30 pm with a rest of light reflecting on a small berg.


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To Tezza: ANTARCTIC NIGHTwbriques 1 10-28 11:53
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Hi Wellington,
This is BEAUTIFUL. I love your lighting and the color tones. A very unique post. Composed well in the nocturnal setting. A complimentary framing as well. TFS Julie

Bom dia Wellington,
Repito a Julie, isto é muito BONITO. Realmente, está uma belíssima imagem, com um extraordinário aproveitamento de luz e cor.

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  • Tezza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 213 W: 97 N: 368] (3380)
  • [2009-10-28 5:10]
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A very nicely observed shot. The lit face of the ice is a very powerful element and is well contrasted against the darker surrounds.
The excessive noise takes a little away from the success of the shot.

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  • jackal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 790 W: 26 N: 808] (9654)
  • [2009-10-28 13:17]

Hi Wellington,
Its great to see places like the Antarctic on TL, excellent contrast between the blues and the white snow

Hi Wellington!

I'm so impressed that you actually went to the Antarctic. This must have been truly amazing.

Lighting effect can sure make a photo, and you've captured it well here.


HI Wellington...nice shot...great tones and light.


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