A Long Way Down
- Bufo (4247)
- [2007-06-04 8:47]
wonderful capture! It gives on a small scale an idea of the huge size of ice masses.
Great to see the beautiful blue colours of the ice.
- Debz (3307)
- [2007-06-04 9:06]
Hi James, this is a fab shot - you certainly get around. The scene has a wonderful POV and the snow is well exposed. The iceing on the cake is the Penguins! Great light, colour and sharpness. Great composition.
- angybone (7684)
- [2007-06-04 9:21]
First I wonder how Adelie felt about the penguin getting her name. ha ha
This is a wonderful perspective. I can imagine them arguing about who is going down first. :)
What a wonderful experience Antartica must have been! WOW!
The colors, composition and overall feel of this photo are great!!!
- PaulH (13882)
- [2007-06-04 10:33]
impressive POV from an impressive place,this is an excellent capture considering it was hand held on a boat! I love that blue on the underside of the ice pack.
I am particularly impressed with the shades of blue in this picture, James.
First and foremost, the blue of the sky which contrasts superbly with the white of the ice.
Secondly, the blue of the ice that clearly delineates faults and cracks in the ice face.
Between these two shades of blue, the row of black and white Adelie penguins looks just beautiful.
The perspective also conveys the awe-inspiring size of the ice wall.
Was zodiac a plane or a ship? Apologies for my ignorance.
- nglen (36145)
- [2007-06-04 15:21]
Hi James. This is a very good icescape if there is a name like that. To get a shot of the Penguins at the top is just great. five years old but a very good picture. a very good compostion and POV. with great notes.
well done TFS.
- mario-roberto (2627)
- [2007-06-04 15:26]
very good photo
- SunToucher (11162)
- [2007-06-04 15:34]
This is really beautiful. It has a kind of art look to it and still it is a nature photo. This could be a perfect photo for an add campaign, and I mean it in the most positive way. Just a wonderful view.
- pablominto (14563)
- [2007-06-04 15:50]
A great composition with a feeling of fine artwork!
The B&W little fellows on top contrast so well with ice and sky in this treat to my eyes!
- stevkds (1811)
- [2007-06-04 17:39]
Interesting shot. Very nice excercise with the colour, structure and focus. This is such an amazing view. Well done. Tfs. Stev
- deblink (1258)
- [2007-06-04 19:45]
This looks like an image from National Geographic. Just superb. It must have been difficult to get a good image of the ice.
- gypsygirl58 (426)
- [2007-06-04 23:22]
This is a beautiful image! Really shows how big the icebergs are, I can imagine them looking and thinking "I have to go down there"? Help!! Good sharpness and details and wonderful colours contrasting with each other. I love the blue tones of the iceberg. You lucky person to have travelled there! Well done and TFS
Cheers Tina :-)
- JPlumb (2904)
- [2007-06-04 23:55]
Hi James, this is an awesome composition with the Penguins sitting so high up in the frame. You can feel the height of the ice with this one. Your lighting is excellent giving us very good detail on the snow and birds.
- SelenE (13972)
- [2007-06-05 3:53]
Composition and your POV is very good. Good exposure control on the ice in a sunny weather. Nice scene :o) TFS
- uleko (10940)
- [2007-06-05 5:52]
What an experience to see this view and to capture it! This is a brilliant capture, illustrating the harsh environment of the penguins. Great sharpness and good colours of the ice. Well done!
TFS and regardds, Ulla
- delic (898)
- [2007-06-05 13:54]
Excellent composition and exposure job. Love that glacial blue. Cheers,
- arfer (0)
- [2007-06-05 22:55]
A great shot of these penguins.A wonderful POV.The lighting is well handled.The details are very good.TFS
Beautiful shot James.
Wooooow man, am I jealous on all the great trips you've already made in your life and all the great images you brought back home.
I see that I've got a lot to do in the coming years :)
Did take a look at your portfolio........Awsome images.
Thamks for sharing.
Best regards, Harry
- clnaef (6814)
- [2007-06-10 16:09]
Bonne idée de cadrage.
- pilonm (3321)
- [2007-06-28 12:45]
Lovly composition and great pov... These penguins does'nt seem to have noticed you here! Great blue and white colors!
- writerscrawlz (2961)
- [2007-07-07 18:49]
This is terrific! You've created the sense of vertigo with me from the angle you chose. The snow is crisp, clear, and even feels cold. The penguins are terrific and are easily identified. Bravo.