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Paradise Bay

Paradise Bay
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Copyright: Achim Fried (John_F_Kennedy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1128 W: 4 N: 813] (9935)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1993-02-09
Categories: Nature
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Century Club (more than 100 points), 100 points or more!!! [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-13 7:03
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 152
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Antartica in January 1993. Starting in Punta Arena we cross the Cape Horn. We had bad weather condition so everybody was happy to reach the peninsula of Antartica. We had a stop at this beautiful Paradise Bay.

Negative scanned with 3000dpi, cropped, re-sized, sharpened

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To harpya: ColdJohn_F_Kennedy 1 06-13 12:14
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hello! this is so beautiful place! wonderful composition!amazing shot with white-blue colours! TFS
greetings Aga:)

Hi Achim,
Excellent picture my friend, great lighting all white parts are perfectly captured, the boat looks stunning small against the hughe ice bergs. A freezing image :) well done and TFS

no words..
achim.. spectacular shot!!
subject fantastic! light compo dof pov colors.. everithing perfect!

Wonderful Achim :)

Excellent shot! Everything is perfect! Good Work ! Thank You for sharing this amazing photograph. Regards

hi there, achim
a cold paradise, a cool feeling and a fine picture. thanks

Hello Achim,

Very nicely done. Its my dream one day to go there. Nicely composed and presented. TFS


Hello Achim

Beautiful visual, I adore these landscapes, only in picture and very far away, because I am not a lot of fan of cold. But the scenery is wonderful, beautiful!
Great cold composition.


Hello Achim
Very good work on a splendid landscape. All my congratulations.
In a friendly way

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  • Kiwis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 189] (13118)
  • [2007-06-13 9:38]

Hello Achim,
Excellent composition and amazing shot! All is perfect! Thanks for sharing.

Good framing, both horizontal and vertical but a bit underexposed and the blue ice... I'd prefer it white; it is natural and more contrasting also visual impact...

Hi Achim,
Beautiful place ! Lovely colors and shapes.
I like it very much.
Well done.
Regards, Krzysztof. :)

Well Achim you sure did see something of the worls, I have been here too, but that was with the TV series of Discovery Channel
Excellent shot. To think that Ice is melting due to polution.. terrible!!!!! TFS

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2007-06-13 11:32]

Hi Achim,
Great photo. I guess not many people get a chance to go tp this place! it looks so lonley and spectacular.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1666 W: 136 N: 1263] (6138)
  • [2007-06-13 12:44]

Hallo Achim,
so weit suedlich kam ich auf unserer Suedamerika Reise leider nicht, na ja man kann nicht alles auf einmal haben. ;-).
Eine super Aufnahme, die Scene ist einfach kklasse.
Gute Perspektive und die Bildegestaltung ist sehr gelungen.

Superb scene of silver and white, of ice and water. Great light.



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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2007-06-13 14:29]

Hi Achim
This photo screams COLD... WOW what a wonderful cruise to take... Love your POV...
Great job


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  • maga Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 59 W: 0 N: 12] (528)
  • [2007-06-13 14:58]

ice ice baby! you can freeze just from looking at the picture.
cool (literally and figuratively)! :)
- Magda

Hi Achim:
Absoluyely super capture...great compositions and your exposures are spot on.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 210 W: 3 N: 199] (1317)
  • [2007-06-13 16:38]

Hello Achim
It must be cold round there, I'm almost begining to feel it. Fantastic shot with a great POV and perspective.
Thank you very much for sharing

hi achim,
great shot!
is perfect.. and spectacular..
beautiful colors and light
best regards

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2007-06-13 20:47]

Spectacular view! So blue! Well composed image! Glad to see that your camera did not freeze! TFS!

Hello Achim !

Keep them coming those oldies from such exotic places.

Scanned or not , the image is well composed, the mood is excellent. I sincerely wish I would have a chance to navigate in these waters , when I was younger (^_^).

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  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2007-06-14 4:47]

Very,very beautiful !

Hello Achim,

I love excllent colors bg POV DOF excllent detail svery crisp I really like this POV alot well done and a great details very crisp TFS kyle

Hi Achim, superb image, well composed with great colours and sharpness.

Very well done! Yan :)

Bad temperature? In february i would expect something more hard! Remember the movie with the Vangelis Music...So it appear to be a very good day for the place. I enjoy the tonal and how small people appair in the decorum!

Hi Achim,
It is a beautiful recuperation of this old photo! The sight is wonderful. I like the good composition and the glacial mood! Just for my pleasure, I played with the colors. See the workshop and don't mind! Bravo! Annie

:) I will be back tomorrow!

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2007-06-14 11:33]

Hello Achim,

Very nicely done. Its my dream one day to go there. Nicely composed and presented. TFS

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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2007-06-14 18:11]

Hallo Achim,
eine wunderbare Scene und zugleich sehr gut hervorgehoben durch Deine klasse Fotografie. Gratuliere.
Schöne Grüsse

wow neat shot, looks damm cold, excellent point of view, must bring back good memories, thanks for sharing john f !

Hello Achim!
Another lovely composition of you!
Great atmosphere here!
Nice colours and perspective!
Excellent done!!!

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  • jentt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 180 W: 71 N: 433] (4022)
  • [2007-06-15 10:48]

Hello Achim
Fantastic shot for this splendid landscape. all is perfect in your composition. Congratulations.

Hello Achim,
Impressive scenery and it is captured so well, including the action!
Great diagonal of movement, amazing atmosphere...
Impressive details and very well done on scanning!
Pablo -

Wauw Achim,
Stunning. Rounding Cape Horn is asking for trouble. What an interesting name Paradise Bay in these conditions.
Wonderful, interesting, love it.

this is really paradise on earth
the tiny people has a lot of impact. makes the enviroment very big and powerful
impressive shot !

it is like a paradise for sure!

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2007-06-24 8:25]

Hallo Achim,
Ausgezeichnete Qualität der Fotografie. Ein wunderschönes Bild schöne Farben und Details, es gefällt mir sehr, eine gute Beobachtung und Vorstellung.
Sonnige gruesse aus Freising.

Hallo Achim..
Wawwww ganz tolle Bilder und die Ice ist ganz toll:-)
L.G. Ella

merhaba dear achim
beautiful nature picture.wonderful interesting antartica and composition.well done.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

this is really fascinating. First I must commend you on the location - Very exotic, I think !!
Then of course, the areal POV - Brilliant!

Finally the image is very sharp and well exposed, giving a nice feel of low temperatures and atmospheric conditions :)

Well done!
Best regards, Daniel

Hi Achim.
Wonderful scene.Beautiful place and lovely colors and shapes.Well done.Achim.TFS.

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 579 W: 70 N: 644] (4308)
  • [2007-06-25 22:09]

Hallo Achim!
Obviously, it has been a great adventure... Your pov is admirable, your handling of the icy colours - too. Your glaciers display is pleasant to the eye, when we expect for today 40 C temperatures.

You have to change your camera type, of course - with a film one:-))

Greetings and best regards!

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  • lopa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1077 W: 239 N: 849] (8975)
  • [2007-06-26 13:49]

Hi Achim ,
One word, just EXCELLENT!!
Magical lights with white-blue colours! certainly a view that would wash away all fatigue and tiredness. Here you present this refreshing picture of the blue and snow capped mountains. Real good one.

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2007-06-28 8:50]

A chilled moment has been beautifully captured in this freezing atmosphere. Bluish tint in the darker surrounding is making it even more cool. Beautifully composed and processed my friend, well done.

Thanks for sharing this image.

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2007-06-29 6:41]

I'm not sure about the lower part (maybe crop ?!)
but it's a wonderful photo anyway.


Oh man, what a VIEW!! So beautiful! It is beyond description! The cruise ship is dwarfed but the cliffs and icebergs! Amazing!

Hello Achim,
WOW! this is indeed amazing...all the snow and ice..and the teenie people mixed in! Great POV, amazing view! TFS

Hi Achim,
Excellent picture !I like all white parts which are perfectly captured!
val :)

Yup This is lika a paradise, with a peaceful mood you have create the story for this... Fantastic job


Amri HMS

Hi Achim..

Splendid shot...is extremely rare picture for TL.. I saw such pictures only in books or discovery channel...

Great colors and DOF..

Thank you for sharing..

Take care
best regards

Hi Achim

What a luck to click in Antarctica and that too in January! Wow! Its surely a very nice shot with the depth and color scheme chosen by you! Marvelous!
But I notice one thing that the position where you have taken this shot from is at an elevation and the snow-line at the bottom of this shot is not a straight line but a little deformed on the left side, also the men beneath can hardly be noticed. I feel if it could be cropped and a little from "down under" and a little brightness is added then the effect created would surely increase. Hope I didn't go overboard :(. This is truly an amazing sight and captured well.
Congrats and thanks for sharing :D

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  • lele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 796 W: 48 N: 1708] (11179)
  • [2007-08-17 13:17]

compliments for the caracteristic themes...
nice shot


What an awesome photo of this extraordinary place! What amazing colors, composition!

Excellent work!


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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2007-12-02 6:57]

Hi Achim...
It's just amazing and spectacular view!
I like everything about this.
Perfect colors, what more can I say than.!
Bravo, George

great image. Great shot and details. Well done.

Hi achim....
You make a great picture...

In my humble opinion, maybe next time you should crop that photo more tightly, so there will POI (point of interest) of this picture..

Overall this photo is great!!!


it must be paradise with all white colors indeed
the men add a lot that compo
i think,to reach to Peninsula is really very impressive timing and to see there really special....

Good picture, everything looks white, nice contrast, well taken!

Stunning picture, Achim.
Excellent transformed from Negative to digital.
Magnefiek landscape it is.
Good work tfs.

Hi Achim,
Terrific shot and PPS.
I know this travel and its dificculties.

Magnifique prise de vue! les couleurs sont superbes.

fantastic view, great capture. if it looks this good in picture, imagine how it feels to be there! :)

Da wollt ich auch schon immer mal hin!!! Super Photo!!

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  • gnc Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 730 W: 10 N: 104] (1449)
  • [2008-02-28 16:19]

Awesome view, cold tone, perfect for the setting. One minor thing: I would have trimmed the bottom ice to about 1/2 (just personal aesthetic).

Absolutely fantastic shot.

Hello Achim,

Good you can see a place like this before there is no ice left!

The clarity of your photo is nice a crisp, probably like the temperature.


Hi Achim! You have been around and you certainly do wonderful juctice to places wherever you go. This one is a beauty! Janos

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-09-18 12:51]

An incredible almost surrealistic job Achim,wonderful scenery.

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2008-11-18 7:18]

Very good work on a splendid landscape. Well done.

wow, what a shot, very clear and very bright.

Very beautiful shot! Nice scenary, great details! TFS!

Very nice shot, looks a little soft in the orginal version, but i think that fits for this scene very well.


wau ........ nice pic :P


Fantastic landscape, great atmosphere and awesome panorama. A striking image from a striking part of the world. GReat POV used. Tfs.


Wonderful photo of this beautiful snowy scene.
Perfect composition and POV.
Gorgeous lighting.
Thanks Ana

Bonjour Achim

this is a nice shot with a marvelous light. it looks really desertic, and the zodiac coming in direction to the shore add an element of "discovery". I would have prefer not seeing any people on the pier, but what could you do? Push them in the ocean? ;o)

The shot is great with a nice light and you did a great job at scanning it. TFS.


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