Start of the Journey - for PaulH
- Heaven (7912)
- [2008-04-21 3:18]
This picture lets the heart of a mountaineer beat faster... It's great, majestic and somehow magic. You have very well captured the patterns and colours and the whole reflects the particular glacier atmosphere very well.
- PaulH (13882)
- [2008-04-21 3:34]
Wow thanks for thinking of me when you posted this one, i feel very honoured! What a sight...hard to believe how big those chunks of ice must be! Very well framed, perfectly exposed and fascinating to study...cheers mate, much appreicated.
tfs and have a good day,
- inked (771)
- [2008-04-21 3:53]
great shot of this fantastic snow scene. very abstract and eye-catching.. really interesting composition. nice work
- aes_thor (2489)
- [2008-04-21 4:56]
Great landscape view, it shows in perfect way the real power of nature.
Thanks for sharing!
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2008-04-21 6:20]
You are still quite the gadabout! All over world hopping. My fried Bob Whittaker, whose father Jim was first man to climb Everest from America....iks manager of REM...and he just got back from a pre-release tour...one night London, hen Paris then Milan..and has to do it again when REM tours starting in May. I told Bob to send me some publsihable images...but you! Now you post the real deal. This is what TN and the natural world is like and it is fascinating....as I said a long time ago with one of your snow monkeys from Japan...your work belongs in NG! Very good James!
- gondox (1585)
- [2008-04-21 8:23]
The exposure brings out details in a magnificent way, and the category 'abstract landscape' you create with this shot is confusing: witch favs theme should I put it in? :) The obvious solution will be favorites...
As an abstract it is superb and as a landscape it very very unique so I find it a perfect dedication for Paul!
And while it's beautiful it's at the same time frightening if I imagine standing there, how tiny I would be in this image! Very effective... TFS!
- joey (24909)
- [2008-04-21 8:30]
WOW!! Now this I really, really, really like!
Those cracks are incredible!
Very powerful image.
Straight into my favourites!!
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-04-21 9:56]
Fascinating shot and notes. The picture is so detailed and the notes so well done that even I can understand it. Love the diagonal composition and the sharp details. What exciting sights you have seen!
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2008-04-21 10:00]
I like it very much.
Very fascinating abstract work. What an impressive fracture.
Beautiful light and compo.
- hester (11638)
- [2008-04-21 12:32]
I find ice and glaciers fascinating. I love the blue tones and the textures in the shot. It is an amazing sight and a lovely dedication to Paul
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2008-04-21 12:56]
Superb capture my friend! and nice dedication to Paul!
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2008-04-21 15:07]
when i saw you image i was thinking exactly like this,
before writing my critique i decide to go and read our friend's
Bob's (eqshannon) critique and what a coincidence
i was thinking exactly like Bob :
« as I said a long time ago with one of your
snow monkeys from Japan...your work belongs in NG »
this is a great photography James, of nature and of the earth,
- pekkavalo1 (6789)
- [2008-04-21 15:18]
Looks like a magnificant start for a journey, maybe a bit hard. Amazing view and the way it has been composed makes it even more impressive. Great lighting, details, everything just great!
- Necipp (100)
- [2008-04-21 15:32]
Hello James excellent POV with amazing light and offcourse amazing place. Nice dedication rgds Necip
- Mana (18598)
- [2008-04-21 23:06]
Outstanding shot and a stunning view from top. The cracks are so evident and it brings shivers down one's spine to see it start slipping down. Very neat and sharp image with perfect lighting and exposure levels. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.
- Amadeo (3323)
- [2008-04-22 0:52]
Hola James, muy buena exposición de tu fotografia, con buenos detalles. La nota informativa tiene gran valor. Un saludo
I have seen Khumbhu Icefall thrice with my own eyes, James, and observed those tumbled chunks of ice through which the Everest climbers have to make their first way to reach the summit of Everest.
I have read the technical terms like bergshrund and crevasse in the numerous descriptions of various expeditions to the Everest since the first ascent of the mountain in 1953.
Your image gives a graphic impression of a bergschrund beautifully in this aerial (?)capture.
The contrasts make me see those cracks in the snow clearly.
Thanks for sharing this great image and best regards.
- anel (40574)
- [2008-04-22 5:10]
This is a very instructive posting next to an impressive picture. I didn't know about the different crevasses and for sure I have learnt something.
Thanks a lot for it
- pablominto (14563)
- [2008-04-22 6:28]
This is a most interesting recording of the land of snow and ice!
An artistic presentation with great details but still with an abstract feeling, snow is well exposed with an attractive texture...
A well composed presentation!
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2008-04-22 13:26]
As usual on You. Excellent photo and very interesting note. I really love Nature in all his ways. This is a beautuful image James.
- Janice (18832)
- [2008-04-22 14:41]
What an interesting shot James. I was up at Mt Cook last week, and managed some good views of the mountains on a hot sunny autumn day.
You must have been in a plane taking this photo. At first I thought they were footprints in the snow, but now I see what they are - good shot
- gannu (14761)
- [2008-04-22 23:28]
Nice shot and perfectly tried. Lovely composition. Ganesh
- arfer (0)
- [2008-04-23 20:19]
Busy lately just marking the post