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|Flying in a helicopter over Mendenhall glacier to the very top was a thrill never to be forgotten. It was as though there truly was 4 seasons in 1 day ( more like 1 hour!) On the decent looking to my right the colours, crevases, and the enormaty within were all so surreel.|
MENDENHALL GLACIER - a tongue of the Juneau icecap, the face of which is 10 miles northwesterly from Juneau an is reached by Glacier Highway and the Mendenhall Loop Road. Named in 1892 by the U.S. Coast Survey for its superintendent, Professor Thomas Corwin Mendenhall. John Muir called this Auk Glacier when he visited the area in 1879 and this name was used by Richard Harris in 1880 and by other early miners. Mendenhall was born in October 4, 1841, near Hanoverton, Ohio. He became professor of physics and mechanics at Ohio State University in 1873 and in 1878 accepted the chair of physics at the Imperial University in Tokyo, Japan, where he was one of the founders of the Tokyo Seismological Society. In 1881 he returned to Ohio and perfected the state weather service and in 1884 was called to the U.S. Signal Service in Washington, D.C., as a consultant on weather observation and recording. In 1886 he became president of Rose Polytechnic Institute at Terre Hayte, Indiana, and three years later was appointed superintendent of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. In 1894 he left the Survey to become president of the Polytechnic Institute at Worcester, Massachusetts, serving there until 1901. Mendenhall spent the next 11 years in Europe. Upon his return he wrote books and articles on scientific subjects, making his home at Ravenna, Ohio, where he died in 1924.
This is a scanned photo which is almost ten years old. Sharpened a little and framed in PSP.
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- [2007-03-13 10:15]
Impressionnante étendue de glace.
- [2007-03-13 10:29]
very impressionistic look to it. did you use a noise reduction tool in post processing?
- [2007-03-13 12:41]
I like the composition and color here, but it does look like some heavy NR has been applied. Regards,
- [2007-03-13 23:11]
Mendenhall Glacier appears to have been misnamed! It looks like Baked meringue!
The quality of your photo and of the scan are truly remarkable
- [2007-10-09 19:30]
I have just see your pic... really amazing, a very extrange place, I mean because the colours of the ice and its strange formation.
Good shot, even the colours of the sky. Very nice POV, DOV and composition. Well done
Hello Paul! Wonderful POV. Original composition. Good colors, very good lightness. Interesting effect. Good luck!
Glaciers are really beautiful elements of nature. Not only great because of their origin and colours, but also because of their shapes. And this one is totaly different from those which I observed in Norway, Spitsbergen. Fantastic capture (very nice scan :>) with very interesting note!
TFS and all the best!
PS. Just for fun, not for points - please feel free to see here :)