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Nothing But A Hero Shot


Nothing But A Hero Shot
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Copyright: Radu Xplorator (Xplorator) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 651 W: 57 N: 1506] (7719)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2003-09
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Nikon N90s, Nikkor 24-85mm f/2.8, Fuji Velvia 100, Circular Polarizer
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Frozen nature [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-11-16 4:58
Viewed: 5068
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Maybe I am about to blow my reputation a bit but hey, here it is , a shot of me in the front of the Matanuska Glacier bergschrund, I do not generally pose but this time I had absolutelly nothing to create a sense of measure in this gorgeous arctic landscape I was, so here it is ,,the proof,, as I fixed the camera on tripod, set the mode and timer and runned to be the star of my own show for a change...
To be honest with you most of all I am still under the influence of an extraordinary movie I just saw at the IMAX theatre: Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure.
So here is me before going to bed and remembering I have a fairly similar shot with ones in the movie ...
Tell me its an OK picture, please ... :)

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  • Great 
  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2004-11-16 5:17]

Monumental! The man and the ice. I prefer rather warmer climate but this shot... I wish I could be there. Good note about homo sapiens sapiens behaviour :-)

This is an ok picture.A little bright in places,but,hell,what do you expect.
A truly impressive landscape.
(I've never been to the Arctic,but I nearly went to Antarctica...for good ! I was booked on the Air New Zealand sightseeing flight that crashed into Mount Erebus in 1981 !)
I love snowy mountain tops,but I've never felt the urge to visit the polar regions.
(My Mum booked me on the flight for my 21st...I cashed in the ticket for a travel voucher...That was lucky !)

So, now I know where the "middle of nowhere" is, and look a wild human.
Its probably more a TE shot but who cares, its impressive. I probably would have been tempted to do something with the burnt-out sky, but its a wild landscape, so I thinks its OK.

Radu, Alright - It's an "OK" picture! ;-) A unique shot.. I do believe you are the first to do a self portrait here at TN. I do envy your travels!

Looks like a scene from the Adventure ONe Channel...:) pushing boundaries, facing challenges and getting the most out of life! ?all of the above! TFS!

It's a bit bright at places, some noise and it probably belongs on TE. But it shows Shackleton, :) so it's an "OK" shot. Believe it or not... I have never seen snow in real life! Lucky fish.

  • Great 
  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-11-16 15:24]

Amazing picture, it's a great idea to put you there as it lends a sense of scale that otherwise would have been missing. Great shot.

Mind blowing! The size of this glacier is awesome. Good idea for you to stand there to give an idea of the enormity of the ice. Colour is outstanding. Mother Nature - an absolute wonder!

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-11-17 12:27]

Without reading your note I would have commented about that human-like creature and feeling sorry for him to live in conditions like this:) Great shot and as Paul said it lens perspective to the scale.

Thanks for posting and points later

Radu,
I know that is the only way to show the measure. I walked up to Exit glacier near Seward few days ago and since im active in TE I can't post it there.

the blue is well enhanced. yeah the glacier mountains are massive.
later

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