Greenland's Fiords

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

As the Greenland Ice Sheet shrinks, more of the structure of the underlying sub-continental block is revealed. The etchings of both structure and glacial abrasion are accentuated by the remnants of ice, white filigree on the subdues brown slopes.

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Comments (6)

bdeh on October 11, 2012

I LIKE this one the most of the three Ian. You're lucky that they are selected by Pano. Greetings Berend

Ian Stehbens on October 11, 2012

Thanks Berend.

All of my aerials have been accepted except for 3 high altitude ones of the Channel Country which I believe were not accepted because the reviewers thought they were false colour and abstracts!! But then that is the nature of the interior of Australia.

It has taken me 7 years to locate this particular image - I thought it was of Baffin Island initially and it required me to use the clock on the camera to estimate the general location by time lapse between this and other photos that I had located. It has been a challenge.

Greetings from a summery Imbil,


bdeh on October 11, 2012

A few of my pictures taken in a plane are not selected Ian. Greetings Berend

Guizel J.c on October 14, 2012

Great view



Ian Stehbens on October 20, 2012

Greetings J.C.. Thanks for your visit and appreciation. I was enthralled by my flight over Greenland, and still feel the thrill of it all, even now.


Ian Stehbens on October 24, 2012

Dear Art,

Thank you for the suggested correction on camera position, for you are quite correct.

I am very ambivalent about geo-locating oblique aerials for the simple reason that most users are lost when the camera location is way out of photo. I receive lots of suggested corrections in reverse. So, as you realised with this, I geolocated the center of the view, which enabled you to find it.

What to do? I decided in this case and on occasions with others, especially low-angle obliques to geo-locate the center to be user friendly. This probably needs a fuller discussion in a forum. I know that the reviewing team have had a lot of issues with aerial photos and this is only one of the issues, but it is important one.

I am slowly coming to the view that if the photographer's feet are on the planet or on some structure, then geo-location of camera position is essential, but if one is in an aircraft then the center point of the field of view should be geo-located.

As in maths, we use different constructs, so it maybe arguably possible to choose these different constructs for our geographic hobby.


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    by Ian Stehbens