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Up against the Glacier 2
Perito Moreno Glasier National Park

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Fri Dec 23, '11 10:18AM
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Media ID 20120106230718958
Date Fri Dec 23, '11 10:18AM
Comments 3
Views 1201
Uploaded By unknown
Aperture Value f//22
Date/Time 23/12/11 17:18:07
EXIF Image Height 861 pixels
EXIF Image Width 1299 pixels
Exposure Bias 0.3 EV
Flash No Flash
Focal Length 190 mm
ISO 100
Make Pentax
Metering Mode Pattern
Model PENTAX K-5
Sensing Method One Chip Color Area Sensor
Shutter Speed Value 1/50 sec
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Joe Becker

Saturday, January 07 2012 @ 05:48 PM EST

Of the two, I think I like the other one better as well, though both are good compositions. I think they could be helped by being lightened up a bit, the tree, especially in this one, looks too dark to me. You were so lucky to be able to go there!


Tuesday, January 10 2012 @ 05:37 PM EST

 Thank you Joe for your input!

I was in a long trip, a very interesting and adventurous one in Patagonia

Three are the most dominant and iconic elements of this part of the globe. The vastness of the pastures…… the so called Pampas, the extremely high and sharp rocky peaks of the mountain ranges, and the Glaciers, which are the most white/clean, and the most easily accessible to human observation

In that sense, and in this picture which I like most of the two, all the game is the advancing Glacier ( 2m per day ) with its inconceivable texture, huge crevices with the turquoise/blue colors, and the noise of the cracking junks of ice when they collapse into the lake !

In view of this spectacular landscape (I added some more pictures) believe me the least you could see was this poor tree

In that crystal clear day (luckily) I had only two choices! Either to reveal the grandiosity of the Glacier itself or to reveal the foliage of the tree

What would you do?

As I don’t know how to play tricks with the Photoshop (I actually tried to increase the brightness for the reason you mentioned….. unsuccessfully) I preferred to print it this way

I like this one most because the dialogue between the two protagonists of this photo ( Glacier&Tree ) is purely genuine and absolutely straight forward, free of other distractions like perspective as Avi mentioned in the other picture, or elements like the granite boulder in the foreground!

I thank you once more for your time and commentJ)! 

We are like a thread in a huge fabric of generations !

Rob Sutherland

Friday, January 13 2012 @ 04:29 PM EST

 I love the composition on this one, it really has so much potential - if the foreground and tree were just that bit lighter I think it would be the strongest image in the set.