Disko Bay
Sailing amidst the icebergs in western Greenland.

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Sat Jun 27, '09 08:45PM
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Media ID 20110822200131713  
Date Sat Jun 27, '09 08:45PM
Comments 3
Views 1213
Uploaded By Patrick Flynn
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So beautiful !! The red boat is fitting so well in the whiteness of the glaciers around. Nice one !!

Thanks Namrata. I was taken with the bright red of the boat versus the muted cyan of the sky - opposites on the color wheel. Wasn't really sure if the iceberg backdrop detracted from this effect, but at least it added a twist. Had the evening colors been less muted then the icebergs would have reflected some terrific colors of their own...maybe I'll have that kind of luck next time!

What really draws me to this picture is the simple red, white and blue color scheme and the vintage look this aging boat presents. It reminds of me early actic explorer images from National Geographic Society and the Royal Photographic Society. It is even more impressive when viewing it at the original size Patrick uploaded. To view the original size, log into the site, click the image to view the 900 pixel wide image, then click that image to see the "original" size uploaded. Though captured with a modern digital SLR (Canon EOS 5D Mark II), it has such a distinct, vintage look that one could easily mistake it for a scanned slide. Well done Patrick!