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On the Ice

On the Ice
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Copyright: David Jessop (WhiteKnight) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1199 W: 130 N: 2138] (12018)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-01-17
Categories: Nature
Camera: Minolta X-300, Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 DC EX HSM, 77 mm circular Polarizer
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): colors of the world [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-01-26 16:45
Viewed: 2709
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
An idea of the scale of the glacier 'Perito Moreno' as these people are dwarfed by hills and vallies of blue ice. These mini-treks on the ice go on all day for 10 months of the year. An easy way for anyone to get up close and personal with this interesting landscape...

The mini-trek lasts for 90 minutes, and there is a 6 hour trek called the 'Big Ice', but my trekking buddy (my son) was too young for this as the age limits are 18-45 years...

This photo is taken near the end - a fun way to finish with a glass of whisky ;-)

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Wow, how incredible to see this!! Amazing glacier.
In this photo, it is really great to see the people... really gives a sense of scale. Again, the blue color is really astounding. Great!

again this ice is almost surreal, looks like one could fall in, neat shot,

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  • yanm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 818 W: 84 N: 1189] (10601)
  • [2012-01-26 18:52]

The colors looks so natural. Therefore, its really nice to see them

Hi David,
Beautiful idea of the scale of the glacier 'périto Moreno' as these people are climb on these beautiful blue ice,
Excellent caught of view and great details of this lovely landscape,
nice tone of colors and good contrast ..
Very well done.

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2953 W: 139 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-01-26 22:15]

Hi David,
Perfect exposure management in this in this glacier shot. I like the blue cast on the snow and the sharpness. The people wearing different colors of clothes are contrasting splendidly. A well balanced composition with such an artistic ability.
Great work.

Francis Xavier

Hi David,

An interesting landscape with good light capture. Especially the blue cast to the ice. The people make it interesting as they are really "out of place" in what might otherwise be a pristine mountain scene. With the lighting, it seems a bit gloomy. Was it an overcast day, or a bit under exposed?



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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-01-27 4:31]

Hello David

Such vivid blue against the crispness of the snow is a true gem, the people in the foreground do help with the scale of things, love. TFS


Hello David, an interesting shot with the people standing on the ice; I like the way that they are spread out so the scale of the place becomes even more apparent.
The PoV looking up the glacier is excellent,our eyes are 'pushed'up the picture by the ridge of ice in the fg, towards the icy peaks.
The colours never fail to amaze me, they are so beautiful.
Tfs, regards Jean.

Olá david
Another fantastic perspective of this place and how great it seems to be over there...Fine sharpness, wonderful white and blue... Obrigada for the note.
Um abraço

This does give an idea of the scale. Those blue peaks of ice are utterly amazing and very beautiful.

Interesting light, with the people in the sun but those typically mountain-type clouds behind.

Dear DAvid,

This is well taken shot from a breathtaking landscape!
The glacier is very well shown with well placement of visitors within an elegant framed work.
Sharpness and POV are excellent, and the sky adds drama into the scene.
Well done!

Kind regards,

Hi David...very dramatic shot...excellent tones and exposure control. Perfect focus and details. Nice work.


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  • Reflex Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 639 W: 205 N: 43] (1347)
  • [2012-02-26 11:53]

A very good surprise with these amazing blue tones !
Kind regards

Wow David.......you make me dream...... Perfect place...
An another place that i will go one day..it's sure !!!
The blue is amazing......
A superb shot from you...as always..!!

This is an impressive photo, David. The extremely detailed rendering of the landscape textures adequately conveys the icey atmosphere. I like the way you integrated the tourists in your composition, which is not always easy to do. Here, one could think that they are about to start a choreographic performance on ice...
TFS & kind regards,

Hola!! Me gusta mucho el color de la foto... sobria, pero impactante!! Excelente exposicion!! Buen Trabajo!!

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