Ella Schreiber, QPSA, APSA  

Glacier Bay by Ella Schreiber, QPSA, APSA

April 2021 - Glacier Bay

About the Image(s)

I too needed a break from my usual still life shots and “went digging” into some old files. When I opened this file, I must admit, some moths flew out… but here it is resurrected. This was taken on a trip to Alaska about 4 years ago, and this is the cruise part of the journey. This is on approach to Glacier Bay… a typical over-cast, fog filled day with a relatively flat sky … Not to worry, I shot this with a FF camera & 70-200 lens at 70mm, hold on F8 1/8000, ISO 3,200. ( I think I read the meta data correctly) We were on a moving vessel… and, probably the cold was getting to my grey matter… and, my fingers for sure.. . I remember standing on the promenade deck, wearing everything in my suit case plus hand warmers in all of my pockets… thinking… Wow, what a beautiful sight… I just HAVE to get this shot no matter what… so, I just cranked up everything… and, here it is…no April Fool’s joke either!

8 comments posted

Peter Clark   Peter Clark
Ella - so glad that you managed to capture this image under adverse conditions - it is great! I particularly like the foreground diagonal mimicking the distant shoreline. The reflection of the glacier in the still waters adds further interest.Icing on the cake would have been an iceberg or two in the mid ground!   Posted: 04/07/2021 09:18:03
Ella Schreiber   Ella Schreiber
Hi Peter: Thanks for your feedback   Posted: 04/07/2021 20:30:05

Michael Nath   Michael Nath
Very well done Ella. I agree with Peter completely.   Posted: 04/07/2021 17:25:22

Ed Ries
Hello Ella. You managed to capture the cold very well. I think you did a nice job of maintaining some interesting contrast variations in a flat sky, and like Peter I enjoy the reflection in the water. Very successful with this capture under difficult conditions. The little bits of ice in the water really says "cold".   Posted: 04/09/2021 14:35:07
Ella Schreiber   Ella Schreiber
Ed: thanks for your feedback... yes, it was C O L D!   Posted: 04/09/2021 14:48:49

John Gilkerson   John Gilkerson
It is amazing just what we can discover or rediscover amongst our archives.
This is an interesting and well-balanced landscape.
The sky is only just strong enough and works very well.   Posted: 04/14/2021 15:13:27

Ian Chantler   Ian Chantler
Hi Ella
So glad you went rooting in the back catalogue,your description made me shiver just reading it,so glad you braved it though.
Beautiful tones throughout you have handled the whites in the glacier so well,the mist//low cloud adds atmosphere and the foreground is broken up with the floating ice.
Hope you realise how worthwhile your dedication proved.   Posted: 04/17/2021 11:11:57

Paul Roth   Paul Roth
Ella, as mentioned previously, a very well done image.   Posted: 04/18/2021 07:40:42


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