Falling Ice Chunk

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Comments (3)

L. L. Wall on January 26, 2012

DWG: This is a dramatic action shot and you definitely understated the title ... I think you should relabel this photo as "HUGE Margerie Calving Hits the Water". If you have an immediate follow-up shot (I expect there was a gigantic splash.) in your photo archives, maybe you could share that also.

DWGPhotos on January 28, 2012

LOL I suppose I did. This is one of about 20+ shots of this event. I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time! Thanks for the comment.

L. L. Wall on October 26, 2012

Hello DWGPhotos ... I used the following in the Description Section on three of my Pano photos. If you do not approve, I will remove the wording relating to you/your photo ... By the time one hears the crack/boom of breaking and falling ice, the ice has already hit the surface of the inlet. But there had been some smaller ice falls at this spot, and so I had aimed my camera, with a "larger" lens, and just started clicking off shots as soon as I saw movement of the ice. Just lucky. The size of the glacier terminus is huge (thousands of feet), so I estimate this impact to be hundreds of feet. For a capture of a really huge chunk of ice hitting the water, check out DWGPhoto's shot at http://www.panoramio.com/photo/7672902 ... Greetings and regards, elelwal

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 8, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by DWGPhotos
    • Camera: FUJIFILM FinePix S5000
    • Taken on 2004/08/17 23:44:57
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/800)
    • Focal Length: 27.90mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash