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the emptiness of being lonely

the emptiness of being lonely
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Copyright: Jacob van der Weele (Bufo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-07-10
Categories: Mammals
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-20 5:06
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Dark clouds are packed together above svalbard and this was one of those days in summer without even the slightest blow of wind. The clouds are typical for those conditions in the arctic. The mountains in the back are over 30 km's away showing the clear sky.
While doing field work on Svalbard this walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) passed by on his floe. It took him at least half an hour to move 100m.
The light conditions were poor. Afterwards (as often) I knew I'd better used a tripod or a stone to put my camera on.

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Hello Jacob !
Yes, you're true, this walrus looks so lonely in this wonderful landscape ! Splendid composition and POV showing us these beautiful mountains in the BG, and I also like the heavy dark sky. Very well done !

Hoi Jacob,
Prachtig hoe de wolken net boven de bergen stoppen en daarom een perfect beeld geven van de bergen. Ja, natuurlijk is de walrus in de voorgrond super en erg mooi weergegeven. Maar dit alles komt door de super mooie ruige omgeving. Enige maartje, De wolken partij is iets te overheersend. Als je de helft van de wolken verwijdert, heb je net meer focus op de walrus, en is de compositie beter in balans.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2006-10-20 7:16]

Hi jacob,
Even if the light wasn't ideal, you give us a great impression of wideness in this nordic landscape. Our eyes wander from the walrus to the beautiful mountains in the back.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-10-20 10:06]

Ha Jacob,

Een mooie shot,op TN nog niet zoveel fotos van spitsbergen gezien,jammer daar er aardig wat te fotograferen is,zelf ben ik er nog niet geweest maar wellicht wel eens in de toekomst,



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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2006-10-20 10:29]

Bel ensemble bien mis en page.
Bonne journée.

Hello Jacob
Very nice shot and good
expression ,Perfect composition.


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-10-20 23:15]

Hello Jacob

Super clear image of this walrus.I really like the composition,it does give the feeling of isolation.Very cool colours,and dark waters.Excellent POV and DOF.TFS


Salut Jacob,
This is a great picture, very well done and seen. A precious moment that I hope we will be able to see from many years again... I like this composition and POV a lot along with these interestging notes.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2006-10-21 10:07]

Hi Jacob.
This is really great landscape(sorry walrus).Picture for me function double impression.Heavy dark cloud stained waters deeply and function could and depressive.On the other side is here already mentioned walrus and in along monumental mountains,it again have positive expectation.......In my opinion unique interception in heavy luminous conditions.Well done!!
Thank you for sharing.
Greetings Milos

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-10-23 15:06]

Wonderful, perfect composition with the walrus in his icy kingdom. Excellent POV and handling of the light.



Hola Jacob
Preciosa foto la que nos presentas de estas morsas. Perfectamente ambientada en su habitat.
Gran trabajo el que tienes en tu portfolio.
Un saludo

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