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Marvel - Landscape Calendar #1

This shot is a part of the 2013 landscape calendar, which is now available! Go check it out :D

It is one of the coolest things I've ever seen. There is nothing to understand the tremendous scale of this cave, but consider the fact that I was able to stand in the little crack between the two lighter pieces of ice seen in the upper middle of the photo. The cave itself is 4-5 floors high, and probably 30-40 meters deep. The ice is indeed blue. Rarely do you ever get a chance to get close to something like this, and it's completely overwhelming.

I can go on and on about the crazy weird types of ice and snow around there. The snow is embedded with the finest silt, and isn't slippery. The red parts are partially due to watermelon snow (an algae). There are solid blocks of ice embedded with rocks like chocolate chip cookies. There is extremely fine silt, which is like quicksand if you step in it. There are icebergs floating in the melt pool just to the right of the visible area. The concentration of amazing stuff per unit area is off the charts.

Location: Wedgemount Glacier just above Wedgemount Lake, Garibaldi Provincial Park, Beautiful British Columbia, Canada.
Equipment: Nikon D90 + Tokina 11-16mm + Tiffen Polarizer.
Processing: Photomatix Pro 4.1 and Photoshop CS5 from 3 RAW exposures.
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It's the glacier you see in the distance here, from under which this creek flows out -
Whisper by IvanAndreevich Refill by IvanAndreevich

Other lakes in the area -
August by IvanAndreevich Serenity by IvanAndreevich

Fraser river -
Reaching Out by IvanAndreevich

Pacific ocean -
Tangolunda Bay by IvanAndreevich
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Shutter Speed
1/60 second
Focal Length
11 mm
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Date Taken
Aug 9, 2011, 3:50:03 PM
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terthii's avatar
:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

So this is cool, right? This is one of those things that you see on National Geographic, but no one actually ever sees. I wish I could visit here! <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/>

Sometimes photographs look like paintings. The subject of the photo is just so alien, so unreal, so different from what we normally see that when you see a photograph of that subject you almost don't believe it. This, for me, is one of those photos. It's one of those photos that really make you sit and stare in awe of God's creation, and one of those photos you hang on your wall. This scene is truly spectacular.

The photographer really did a great job shooting this picture. While the photo is taken from a standard upright angle, he did a good job of keeping it interesting by not making the lower portion of the image all land. He did a more half & half (land and water) approach that I really like. IvanAndreevich shows photography skills at a professional level. I could easily see this on a magazine cover!

The photo has a very calm nature about it, as if it's setting had been undisturbed for years. Looking at it, you really couldn't tell visitors had been there (and who knows, maybe visitors haven't gone there much!). It has such a peaceful quality about it, and it really shows off the beauty of nature in it's purest form.

My complaints- I really have none. I guess if this were to be shot again, I might suggest some form of DoF (depth of field) or a different camera angle, but I don't really have any complaints.

Great job! And thanks to the artist for sharing such an amazing photo!
Reptangle's avatar
This is astounding!
procyonix's avatar
I explore glacier caves a lot, and it's really disheartening watching how quickly they are receeding year after year. I tend to focus more on the white and blues myself, but you really captured the warmth of the ice that I would have never expected or thought to look for myself with these deep colors. Beautifully done!
Magidaa's avatar
I use this awesome pic as a reference for my drawing.. Hope it's OK. Sorry that I didn't ask before I've started drawing.. :/ Can I send on howrse..? I can't find any rules here.. :D…
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Magidaa's avatar
Thank you ^^ Your photos are soo inspirational : )
grzesznica's avatar
I don't know how you did it. It looks large and small at the same time... such beauty
Dropletslove's avatar
Beautiful shot! Excite
kathy701's avatar
can I please use this for a project in school?
IvanAndreevich's avatar
So long as it's not commercial use - sure
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kathy701's avatar
can I plz use this for a picture I'm going to make?
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renoLight's avatar
All your work looks awsome!
PiOnEeR-07's avatar
WOW ,Beautiful ~ღ♥ On my Desktop Right Now ♥ღ~
MrJak's avatar
It almost looks like a painting :o
dyingcrimsonroses's avatar
Stunning, this took my breath away just looking at it!
Jo-Sh3ph3rd's avatar
Seems an abstract paint! *^*
stuartford's avatar
An amazing photo!
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SweetDeath987's avatar
Omg that looks like a place from this movie brother bear :U *_*
soniakr's avatar
I just love the shade of blue that you can capture so well in those photos... Amazing work!!!! God bless you immensely!!! :heart:
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