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Fox Glacier

Fox Glacier
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Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-28
Categories: River
Camera: Pentax K100D Super, Sigma 18-50 f3.5-5.6 DC, Digital ISO 200, Hoya 58mm Circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My Trips to New Zealand [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-27 4:51
Viewed: 4941
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yesterday I posted a landscape shot of the Fox glacier ((here), today I present a close up of the where the Fox River flows out from the glacier. Note the large blocks of ice that flow for many kilometres downstream before they melt. The notes below are the as yesterdays post.
Fox glacier originates at 2,600m and travels 13 km to its present location at only 300m above sea level. Behind me is dense temperate rainforest which you walk through to view the glacier. Unlike many of the world’s glaciers, Fox is in fact advancing at around 1 metre per year, though it has retreated several kilometres from where it was when first seen by Europeans in the 1872.
Indeed between 1250 and 1850 most of the world’s glaciers were advancing during a cooler period known sometimes as the Little Ice Age. Between 1850 and 1940 they began to retreat during a warm period. Then between 1940 and 1980 they generally began to advance again; after 1980 the current warm period has seen most glaciers retreat again. You can decide for yourselves which part of the cycle is coming next…….

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Hello Chris,

Superb picture of the glacier. Excellent composition with a very good POV and framing. Excellent DOF and exposure. Splendid natural colours.

  • Great 
  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-05-27 6:39]

Hola Chris,
el agua...
la fuerza de que arrastra los sedimentos,
buena perspectiva y foco,
buen trabajo amigo,

Hi Chris,
Wonderful capture of the face of a melting glacier. Strongly reminds me of Gaumukh -- the point of a glacier in the Indian Himalayas from where the Ganges -- a sacred river for Hindus -- originates.
The greenish and layered glacier looks real and the muddy water flowing from the snout contrasts well with it.

Hello Chris,

great photo of glacier.
Difficult picture but very good expore and details.


Hi Chris.
The formulation of glacier pleases me, impression does, I walked after caves a bit and I would see what willingly it is under glacier.
I greet Robert

Hello Chris,
Excellent photo completed with a very good note
Well done

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