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Copyright: Radomir Jaskula (cicindela) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1223 W: 0 N: 3103] (9226)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-07
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Zenith 12 XP, Helios 58mm 1:2, @ ISO 100
Exposure: f/74099368.0
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Seascapes; Sea Views; Coastal Views, European Glaciers, Landscapes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-28 6:54
Viewed: 8337
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
13 July 2003. In my hands I have a ticket for the plane. Destination: Nowray, Svalbard Archipelago, and the biggest island belonging to this area – Spitsbergen.
In Longerbyen – the capital of Spitsbergen, I take a r/v “Oceania”, a Polish vessel which will be my home during next three weeks. The great adventure is just starting!!! :)

Please imagine, three weeks in so wild places that often you will meet seals and reindeers than Homo sapiens sapiens!!! Everywhere are glaciers, and if you are lucky from time to time you can see dolphines or even minke whales... Where you can find mushrooms which are bigger than local species of willows! Everyone who loves nature is dreaming about such trip! Even if he – just like me – does not like so low temperatures...

Starting with this picture taken by my old Russian camera Zenit 12XP (I’m sorry for the quality – this is a scan only :>) I would like to introduce to you a series of pictures entitled “Postcards from amazing places”.
Here I will try to show you some photos from my favourite regions and areas. Sometimes it will be an interesting region, sometimes just a “normal” place... ;>

I hope that some of you will like these places as I like them. And who knows, maybe some of you will visit them in the future? ;>

There is winter everywhere so I start from cold place :)

For the beginning a photo taken in Brepolen Bay in eastern part of Hornsund fjord (W Spitsbergen) .

cataclysta, uleko, cedryk, wkshelton, brouble, dew77, Tommysugar, vanderschelden, RAP, Maite, jeanpaul, SunToucher, SelenE, vizion has marked this note useful
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To SunToucher: Hornsundcicindela 1 02-05 17:55
To Bufo: Spitsbergencicindela 1 01-30 16:57
To jeanpaul: Spitsbergencicindela 1 01-30 16:37
To mikou: Spitsbergencicindela 1 01-30 16:29
To Maite: Hornsund :)cicindela 1 01-29 15:58
To RAP: thank youcicindela 1 01-29 15:55
To vanderschelden: Hornsundcicindela 1 01-28 16:16
To Tommysugar: thank youcicindela 1 01-28 16:15
To delic: Hornsundcicindela 1 01-28 16:14
To Evelynn: thank you!cicindela 1 01-28 15:29
To cafecrem: fiordowe klimatycicindela 1 01-28 12:10
To dew77: glaciers :)cicindela 1 01-28 12:03
To wkshelton: thank you :)cicindela 1 01-28 11:54
To pankajbajpai: Spitsbergencicindela 1 01-28 10:20
To jmp: thank you :)cicindela 1 01-28 10:10
To pablominto: thank youcicindela 1 01-28 10:01
To uleko: thank you!! :)cicindela 1 01-28 09:58
To cataclysta: hornsundcicindela 1 01-28 07:24
To javelot800g: thank you!cicindela 1 01-28 07:08
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Hello Ramdomir

Excelent frame. Good angle. Nice colors

Czesc Radziu
Czekalem na Spitzbergen. I w koncu jest. Fotka jest bardzo ladna, duzo bieli i nie ma przepalen. Doczepie sie do skanu. Mozna bylo zdjecie odszumic. Zrobilem nawet cos w tym kierunku wiec wiem ze dobrze wychodzi. Sprobuj przy nastepnych fotkach beda wygladaly lepiej :-)

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-01-28 7:57]
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Hello Radomir,
Very impressive scene! I like the composition very much and the depth of focus and the colours are brilliant. The icebergs look as if they're going to collapse any minute! Trust you were not too close! I look forward to the rest of the journey!
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hello Radomir,
A beautiful composition with strong diagonal!
Wonderful light from the midnight sun, adding warmth to the cold subject matter...
Impressive quality taken into consideration it is scanned, well done!
Pablo -

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-01-28 8:01]
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Hi Radomir,
Cool, serene beauty! Excellent quality for a scanned photo. Composition and reflections on water are wonderful. Awesome view that must be very impressive if you are feeling cold weather!
TFS, José M.

Bardzo dobrze poradziles sobie z tym skanem. Szumy sa minimalne - tu pewnie tez wrazenia beda rozne w zaleznosci od kalibracji monitora. Na moim ich prawie nie widac. Bardzo dobra, klasyczna kompozycja. Idealne swiatlo, ktore ociepla scene i pozwala uniknac przepalen.
Ja to moze tu pokombinowalbym z rownowaga barwna, chociaz to zalezy jak scena wygladala "na zywo" :-)

hi radomir,
excellent shot, so beautiful,
the rocks look lovely,
well composed shot with nice point of view,
the colours are lovely,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hello Radomir,

Excllent details very crisp nicly composed the colors bg POv and subject is spot on great composed photo excllent

TFS Kyle

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-01-28 11:01]
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Hello Radomir,
Beautiful seascape.Well caught,framed and composed.I liked POV,exposure,perspective and details a lot.

Aż mi dech zaparło!!! Fantastyczne miejsce i jeszcze do tego ta atmisera zdjęcia... super!

Fantastic place! The image is really clean!
Nice work, bye Tom

Hi Radomir,
Good image...
Nice composition...
Great atmosphere...
A lotr of depth and beautiful light.

Hello Radomir,
I am looking forward to your series on Norway. I love the northern latitudes. This is an impressive glacier. I think we had all better visit the glaciers soon...before they all disappear! Some glaciers have retreated MILES in Alaska. I tried a workshop on your scanned photo. It is such a nice strong composition, I would like to see it a little brighter.
Thanks for sharing
Evelynn : )

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-01-28 14:36]
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Hello Radomir,
You are presenting some interesting light from Spitsbergen. The photo is well-composed, and the tricky exposure is masterfully handled. Well done.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-01-29 12:47]
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Imponente escena Radomir capturada con una cámara análoga y digitalizada de manera excelente.
El punto de vista captado, los intensos colores y el apropiado encuadre componen una bella presentación.
Cordialmente... Ricardo

Imposing scene Radomir captured with a analog camera and digitized in an excellent way.
The captured point of view, the intense colors and the appropriate framing compose a beautiful presentation.
Cordially... Ricardo

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-01-29 13:17]
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WOW! How much beauty in a shot! Stunning icescape! :)
Excellent shot plenty of beautiful details! I love it!
Thank you very much for sharing
Best wishes

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-01-30 6:43]
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Hi Radomir.
Your amazing POV makes view of huge iceberg very impressive.Very interesting light gives warmer tones colours.Splendid composition.Well done,very interesting and amazing place,thanks for sharing.I like it a lot.
Best greetings Milos

Bonjour Radomir
félicitation pour cette belle prise de vue avec ce superbe paysage avec ce magnifique glacier..On croirait voir une carte postale,avec de trčs belles couleurs et une jolie composition.
Merci et au revoir....JP
Les sourires demain

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-01-30 15:26]
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Hello Radomir,
I quite well remembered where I was that day. It was 14th of July Glacier somewhat 100 km north of where you were. I think we both feel the preciousness of these delicate environments. I'll look in my archives to see whether I can find a picture of the visit to your station. Spitsbergen will always be a favorite of mine. In fact hope to go there again next summer, but that's not only up to me to decide.
Great image of a great place, Jacob

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  • tyu (42)
  • [2007-02-01 10:20]

Hi i was in Svalvard too very beautiful place i was there in October cold for one who come from Israel i had no digital camera yet i used the video most of the time we have something in common not a lot go there bye Shimon

Hi Radomir,
That must have been an awesome trip to see the islands once discovered by the Dutch.

The photo is really wonderful and has a good quality to it. The composition with the diagonal lines meeting at the left center is wonderful. It looks like you had some nice lighting to deal with.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-02-16 12:57]

Hi Radomir,
Light is really interesting here, your POV, composition and the view is amazing. TFS

robi wrazenie!

Hi Radomir,

Splendid postcard !


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