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Copyright: Radomir Jaskula (cicindela) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1223 W: 0 N: 3103] (9226)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-07
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Zenith 12 XP, Helios 58mm 1:2, @ ISO 100
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mountains, Seascapes; Sea Views; Coastal Views, Landscapes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-04-04 9:30
Viewed: 6375
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This picture was taken about 400 m E from the "Polish Polar Station", just in the middle of my expedition to Spisbergen, but today I would like to tell you something more about my "last adventure" during this polar visit :>

Last day of my polar expedition. Our ship "Oceania" stopped in Longerbyen. The next day we had a plane to Poland. All scientific plans were done, all important studies made. It was first day for some relax :>

In July-August there is a day all the time, so if you do not look at the watch you can have some problems ;>
It was about 8 p.m. when our polar team decided to leave the ship and go to Longerbyen. One of our colleagues has a small house in this city so the plan was: to celebrate our last night on Spitsbergen in this place :>
But there was one "restriction": we had to come back to the ship at 9 a.m. Really only for 1 hour to take our baggage and then go to the airport, but it was still very important to do that. We took the guitar, good humours and went there.
You can say - there is no problem! From 8 p.m to 9 a.m there is more that "a lot time" ;>

It was really nice evening, a lot of fun, singing, everyone related his "the best moments" from this expedition...

About 3 a.m. some of us decided to come back on "Oceania", but I with 3 other colleagues from Gdansk and Sopot decided to go sleep in the house, and to be in port before 9 a.m. As you can easy guess we were late :) Bad luck because our alarm-clock did not work... Of course our ship could not wait for us (there is a strict rule how many hours ships can spent in the port) so we had a problem... ;>

Fortunatelly there was a Polish yacht in the port so thanks to CB radio we asked captain from "Oceania" for some transport. After about 20 minutes a pontoon came for us. A lot of luck this time :>
But can you imagine the first words when we took the ship again? There was no "Hello!", "How are you?" or ener "Where the hell have you been so long?!". The first sentence was: "DO YOU HAVE A GUITAR??" ;>

And it such "musician" way my last day on Spitsbergen ended...

If you like please feel free to see some of my earlier photos from Hornsund fjord here and here :>

PS.This is an old scan so the quality is not perfect :>

cedryk, Alex99, ramthakur, uleko, mikou, anel, JORAPAVI, ridvan, horia, SkyF, izler, extramundi, metcher, sily, Maite, jmp, Heaven, haraprasan has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To PaulH: Thank you!cicindela 1 12-30 12:24
To horia: quitar ;>cicindela 1 04-06 09:21
To mikou: Thank you!cicindela 1 04-04 14:34
To uleko: thanks you ! :)cicindela 1 04-04 14:30
To vanderschelden: music ;>cicindela 1 04-04 14:27
To ramthakur: cold regions :)cicindela 1 04-04 14:24
To Basher24: thanks you!cicindela 1 04-04 12:54
To Alex99: Zenith is the best! ;>cicindela 1 04-04 12:52
To cedryk: varia :)cicindela 1 04-04 12:50
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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-04-04 10:00]
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Hi Radimor.
I am proud of Zenith and of you. Great picture by selected view and low POV, excellent colours and perfect reproduction of texture of pictured objects and state of nature. Your note as usual is perfect too. My best wishes, compliments and TFS.

The more rugged a landscape the more beautiful it gets, seemingly paradoxical but true. Good shot with nice lighting and compostion well done.


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  • carmia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 231 W: 4 N: 144] (2240)
  • [2007-04-04 10:41]

wonderful landscape, a very pretty photo. Greetings. Carme.

Hi Radomir,
Just marking, I'll be back,

Hello Radomir,
What a great time you must have had during your expedition to the Polar Station way back in 2003!
I have read your anecdotal note with great interest and found it a hilarious read. What fun!
The picture of the Polar region is truly fascinating. The split ice in the foreground makes a lovely composition with the surrounding landscape. The colours and contrasts are just beautiful.
Thanks and take care.

Hi Radomir,
A lot of music in the image:-) Could it be a guitar?
Well done

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-04-04 12:28]
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Hello Radomir,
Fantastic capture of this beautiful landscape. Great depth of focus and the low POV is amazing - I expect you were nearly in the ice-cold water!! I like those blocks of ice/snow in the foreground and the brown/blue/white colours look fabulous.
Many thanks, Ulla

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-04-04 12:37]
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Hi Radomir.
Composition of this picture is beautiful.I like this point of view with very nice fragments ice in foreground.Great exposure and very good DOF.Also I like colors in this picture and your interesting(like usual)story in note.Well done,TFS.
Best greetings Milos.

Widze, ze jednak zdecydowales sie upublicznic niektore kompromitujace epizody ;-)
Fotka jest bardzo ladna. Podoba mi sie trojdzielna kompozycja z lodem na pierwszym planie, ciemna gora na drugim i osniezonymi gorami w tle.
No i obrobka skanu poszla Ci tym razem swietnie.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-04-05 2:12]

Hallo Radomir,
You have taken this landscape picture from an excellent point of view. The colours are so beautiful, the contrast between the amazing brown of the mountain and the blue of the water so beautiful. And the snow in the forground gives a great sense of depth. Magnifique.
Best regards

Magnifique paysage bien cadré. Le premier plan est intéressant et la netteté remarquable.
Bonne journée.

Hola Radomir,
Un paisaje de gran belleza con unos colores muy naturales, gracias por compartirlo. Saludos
José Ramón

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-04-05 11:10]

hi radomir; nice capture its give me peace when ı look.Composition of this picture is marvelous.The colours and contrasts are splendid well done
Bast regards

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-04-06 8:53]
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Hi Radek

Another splendid landscape photo from you!
The view here is most impressive and i really like teh strong contrast between the ice and the darker and steap mountains.
The colors everywhere are terrific and superbly saturated and teh composition is very beautiful!
Also a very funny and enjoyable note :))...ALWAYS bring a guitar! :))

Cheers and TFS

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-04-07 8:12]

Hello Radomir,
a wonderful rugged ladscape. I love the scenery a lot, the whites are wonderful and the proportion of the land, sea and sky are very nice.
Very well done.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-04-08 6:50]

hello Radomir
i see wonderful mountain-seascape photo. i agree with you it looks like a postcard. composition, point of view, lighting, colours, sharpness, details, framing and note are great
thanks for sharing

I found the quality good, so dont worry about the scan, in fact the place is breathtaking and your picture truly is an excellent postcard.
Documented with such a entertaining note it is a splendid post, I had a very good time with it :)
You are very lucky to visit this beautiful and wild places.
Regads, Felipe.

Hi, Radimor.
Nice view and good landscape shot too. It's well composed with ice foreground and mountain BG. Good exposure.

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  • Chewie (21)
  • [2007-04-09 15:29]

Hi Radomir

Very beautiful lanscape. Colors are well saturated.

Well done

Hi Radomir,
It's an excellent point of view, you got here. I like how you have the ice in front, which gives the picture a good depth. The colours are good and you have achieved a good job potraiting how isolated these islands is.


The photo looks pretty good to me, but the story is even better! I really gives a feeling for the place with the bareness of the landscape and the broken ice in the foreground. It has a nice composition and sharpness.

Evelynn : )

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
  • [2007-04-17 2:35]

Witaj Radomir!
An impressive landscape! Good diagonal in the composition. Strong contrast of brown and blue makes it beautiful.

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  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2007-04-17 17:49]

Hi Radomir!
Such severe and amazing view, great POV and beautiful landscape photo and composition!

hi Radomir!

this photo looks like an artistic watercolor, wonderful!


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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-04-21 14:33]

I had missed a lot of your pictures! But what a landscape!! A most beautiful shot with a fantastic point of view and composition. Great sharpness and colors.
Congratulations and TFS.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-04-28 11:11]

Hi Radomir,
Really beautiful view. Excellent pov, composition and landscape.
TFS, José M.

Hi Radomir!

I read and look at all what concerns Norway with great interest, because I'll be there for the first time in a couple of days...

Your picture is well composed, nice in color and shows, as far as I can judge, the Norwegian reality, and moreover in a very pleasant way.

I'll have a look at your other postings concerning Norway very soon!


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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-12-30 11:42]
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Hi Radomoir,
i thought i would choose something a bit older from you for once, and you have some great landscapes to choose from! I think this is my favourite though, as i love this type of environment and you show it here so well. Well exposed and sharp throughout, i like your compsoition using the ice blocks in the foreground. Those peaks look like good fun to climb too :o)
Happy New Year my friend!

Hi Radomir,
No new posts from you now days. Hope you are busy with work. I love this beautiful scenic postcard. Very well composed with excellent lighting and colors. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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