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Slipping Away | by Jerry Fryer
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Slipping Away

This was taken on our first visit to this beach.

Usually I prefer to shoot early or late in the day when the light & colour are more special & I've posted one from here at sunset before.

However, I think the really blue icebergs look better in diffuse light - on this day the sky was very dark & dramatic.

The older & more stressed the glacial ice - the bluer the icebergs & these would have been very very old indeed, (& had a stressful existence probably crushed hard & bumping along the bottom of the glacier).

 

It had been snowing - you can see some snow on top of the iceberg although by now it was raining, which meant literally wiping the filters after every single shot, waiting for the wave then taking the cloth away & hoping that the filters would stay dry long enough to get the shot which was a bit of a bummer (but at least you know you're filters aren't dusty).

Needless to say we only got a few before packing up!

Quite liked the moody drama in this one which only served to highlight the intensity of the blues

 

If monochrome is your thing - just look away now or pretend that this is merely an illusion, & that the icebergs are in reality a humdrum shade of greyishness! ;)

 

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Taken on February 26, 2015