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Antarctic Iceberg

By MNTraveler
The Antarctic sky, water and ice are a photographer's dream world. An evening view from the deck of the M/S Expedition in Curtis Bay Antarctica.

Tags: Sunset Travel Ice Ocean Antarctic Antarctica Expedition Travel photography Iceberg Landscape and travel Antarctic peninsula

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banehawi Plus
17 2.6k 4274 Canada
22 Mar 2019 11:01PM
This is really lovely Bruce. It really does look like a dream world, and Im sure it was a dream to travel there.

I would think that some minor and simple tweaks to contrast can help give it a bit more presence (though thats hardly possible in reality!) and Ive uploaded two versions of a mod with this done.

Well done


mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.0k 2466 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2019 7:42AM
This is magical, and beautifully thought out. It takes me into the scene, makes me want to explore.

Willie's work, particularly the second cropped modification, does what I immediately wanted to do. The tweaks to the light give a better sense of distance, of three dimensions, without losing the subdued, sober effect.

Welcome to the Critique Gallery, I hope you intended to tick for critique! You've been on the site for a few years, this is your first upload. (It would be nice to see the Exif, I guess you've used Save for web and it's stripped the data.) I hope you are enjoying ePHOTOzine, and that we'll see more.
Robert51 13 7 126 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2019 7:52AM
Great image that most of us will never see.

Willie's mods are spot on...
dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1885 England
23 Mar 2019 7:57AM
And welcome from me, too, Bruce.

As Moira says, I hope your post in the Critique Gallery is intentional: this is lovely, and would pick up votes and possibly awards in the main gallery (to upload there, just make sure there isn't a tick in the 'Critique wanted' box of the upload page. You could always upload a second version in hte main gallery to see how it does...)

The EXIF data is useful, both for analysis of technical issues, and also to guide others who may want to take pictures in similar conditions.

A Scottish landscape photographer, asked to analyse what made his images as good as they are, said 'Light, composition and location, in that order' - but occasionally, the location adds more than its third place would suggest!
23 Mar 2019 9:57PM
Thank you for the comments and encouragement.

I appreciate the contrast suggestion. It's amazing what a difference it makes.

As some have noted this is my first post. I am a bit hesitant to post. I took up photography upon retirement a few years ago. Have learned much, but much more to learn. I surely don't want to over post as I am not sure my images are up the standards. Thanks for the gentle kindness you expressed in your welcoming criticisms.

Cheers to all.

capto Plus
9 6.8k 25 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2019 10:28PM
It's wonderful to see such a sight, I sure we would all like to see more of them.
I think your image may not have uploaded exactly as you may have viewed it at home. The reason is probably that the image has an adobe profile and not as should be used for images uploaded to the web a sRGB profile. On the upload page there is advice about this.
I have done a mod tweaking the white balance a little to the blue, increased the exposure a tad and added a little sharpening to the large iceberg.
dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1885 England
24 Mar 2019 8:13AM
Don't be a perfectionist - learning is far faster if you put stuff out there and get hoest feedback!

The site allows one post a day - and looking at some of the images on it, you have absolutely nothing to fear.

If you maintain this standard, there wil lbe votes aplenty in the main gallery.
paulbroad 14 131 1293 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2019 10:32AM
It is impressive because of what it is. For me, it is a bit flat and heavy with little visual strength due probably to the low light levels. It needed to be taken as part of the experience and the set but would not go on my wall.


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