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Iceberg Melting on a Smooth Wave
Iceberg Melting on a Smooth Wave
JohannesFrank


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Geology (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D3
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED
Location: Glacier Lagoon Iceland
Date: Jul 10, 2009
Aperture: f32
ISO: 200
Shutter: 13 sec
Galleries: Landscape, Panoramic
Date Uploaded: Jul 14, 2009

Taken at the Glacier Lagoon Iceland
Uset a 2 stop fillter to do this and a 13 sec exp.
Color adjust in Ps4 RAW conversion curves and levels
Clened a few dirt spots

Statistics
Place: 18 out of 86
Avg (all users): 6.0052
Avg (commenters): 6.8889
Avg (participants): 5.1471
Avg (non-participants): 6.1911
Views since voting: 1149
Views during voting: 324
Votes: 191
Comments: 12
Favorites: 2 (view)


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01/12/2010 10:41:09 PM
Saw this beautiful shot in the Nov. Digital Camera magazine. Congratulations.
07/25/2009 08:55:42 AM
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Critique Club Critique

First Impressions
Peaceful scene, beautiful colors. Interesting and unique take on the Challenge.

Photograph Information, Technicals & Composition Review
Good use of long exposure and good control of the whites, still showing the detail and color of the iceberg. I think the framing suits the image, but this is definitely an image that is underappreciated at this size, including the subtle flows.

Composition wise: a little tough, as I think it does work as is, especially with the water patterns and lines strategically placed. The black area on the left looks like it may have some issues, but at this size (not to contradict what I said above), it is barely discernible. Perhaps that left side cropped out, despite the iceberg 'pointing' out of frame, would still work well and retain balance in my opinion.

Comments, Score & Placement Review
19/82 is a strong finish - a score of 6.00 seems a little low for this image. Interesting comments, certainly a specialised science (icebergs and the study of them) - whether it fits the Challenge, I'm not commenting on, other than to mention the literal translation of iceberg to 'ice mountain' in Danish. Overall your commenters liked the scene and appreciated the interpretation.

Summary
A beautiful photographic creation that is underappreciated at this size. Not the strongest subject choice for the Challenge, but conveys the right spirit, in my opinion.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/21/2009 11:48:23 PM
The iceberg seems to be just slightly off centre.......Cropping a little off the left to bring it onto the third line would have been a stronger composition..........A slightly closer crop also I think would have helped, so we could see some more of the detail in the ice...........
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07/21/2009 09:23:24 PM
They indeed contribute to Geology. Very nice photo!
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07/19/2009 05:38:24 PM
the colors are s rich nice shot.
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07/19/2009 07:17:47 AM
Beautiful.....9
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07/17/2009 06:09:18 PM
What a very serene and beautiful image. It's almost abstract in it's soft lines and textures and shapes. The focal point of htat iceberg with it's inverted comma shape is just perfect. Magical.
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07/16/2009 07:55:06 PM
Great photo but not really geology, is it? Still a 7.
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07/15/2009 11:50:41 PM
This would have been perfect for the zen challenge a few weeks ago. Very peaceful, and I love the cool colours.
07/15/2009 08:36:28 PM
this is a beautiful picture but has nothing to do with geology--no rocks here, ice is just more water
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07/15/2009 04:54:12 PM
Excellent photo but relevance to geology is slim.
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07/15/2009 12:54:16 AM
Holy moly....
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