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H o m e ...

H o m e ...
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Copyright: Piotr Angiel (Antarctic) Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 83] (891)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8 D ED
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Amazing Natural [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-09-11 14:40
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H o m e ....

There are many different places on the Earth we are close to or we like a lot. It is normal we have one place, this special one, we can call home and you will feel there so safe and comfortable…

For some people they are traveling a lot there are some more places they feel like they belong to… Also when you are working somewhere you can find a new location for yourself. I had this luck when I was working on Polish Antarctic Station in Admiralty Bay, King George Island on South Shetland in Antarctica. I spent there 15 months and after very short time I didn’t call this place Station – it was “my or our Station”.

This small yellow building become for me something more than just a place when you can spent a night in warm bed… The view behind the Station, start to be my wallpaper in my window for everyday… After going back from a day of work, after 20 km o walk in the snow, mud or wet rocks you just feel like you are getting home. There were people like your family waiting for you, your story. They were ready to help me, they were taking care of me – they were making my Station working: mechanics, electricians, electronic and radio operators, doctor, cook – all team was like a family. I like to thanks them for this time, for sure one of the best time in my life, for sure time I will remember forever and I will tell about this time to my grandchildren…

In this moment I like to thank for yours kind comments to all my Antarctic pictures. From now I’m not going to add more Antarctic photos…

Many greetings for all TN members,

Piotr Angiel

(Technical detail, this photo was taken on 200 mm, it is 10 pictures put together in one panorama).

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To Evelynn: Been buriedAntarctic 1 09-11 15:04
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My goodness, it looks like you could have been buried at any moment. Perhaps it is just a photographic illusion. This is a wonderfully exposed image. Somebody may complain that it has too much man-made content. It may have been fine as a workshop photo though. I like it and hope it doesn't get pulled!

Evelynn ; )

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  • martic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 179 W: 1 N: 159] (1327)
  • [2007-09-11 16:16]

Hi Piotr,
Fantastic image, I dream to take this shot very impressive

Hi Piotr

It is a stunning picture. The ice mass is amazing. there is so much to see in it, so much going on in it. 10 pictures in 1.

I too hope it does not get pulled from TN for the building in the foreground, becuase it shows me how insignificant we can be in these places.

Great shot and TFS

Hi Piotr!

I go often to the mountains and therefore I'm much receptive for that kind of picture. Yours is particularly impressive and the point of view you have chosen underlines the powerful and dramatic scenery: in this sense it's a perfect composition!

I also like the contrast between the tiny metal boxes - your home - and the huge glacier. It's amazing to imagine this was your home for more than a year.

Thanks for having shared some of your impressions and emotions with us!

Kind regards

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  • BobH Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 40 W: 8 N: 192] (650)
  • [2007-12-11 10:16]


Beautiful subject and composition, especially the telephoto compression that makes it look like the building is about to get buried. I'm amazed that you say it is a 10 part panoramic. I can't even guess where the seams are. I would be curious to know that, as well as anything special about the stitching process you used.

Best regards,

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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2008-03-22 15:07]

Hi Piotr, A magnificent snow-covered mountainside, which makes the efforts of man so small by comparison. Had you not mentioned it was stiched together i'd never have guessed the job is seamless. As a uni student (in NZ) one of our lecturers, Dr Peter Barrett spent many summers down in this part of the world and became a leading geoscientist in this continent, i wonder if you ever met him? TFS Murray.

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