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Lens: Da12-24mm Camera: K3 Photo Location: Cape Dorset, NU Shutter Speed: Above 6s Aperture: F4 
Posted By: jac, 02-10-2014, 05:57 PM

Taken out on the ice of Hudson's Bay with one view looking back at the Cape Dorset itself. The moon was waxing at around 68% so lots of light from it; it also moved a bit during the 11 seconds of exposure but I sort of liked the effect. And darned cold. I don't worry too much in the daytime but at night, I always wonder where the nearest polar bear is. But I guess if he sneaks up, it's too late to worry anyway. The other thing that's a bit nerve-raking is the noise the ice makes against the shore-line. In the last photo you can see the height of the ice plate; it's almost low-tide and as the pan sinks it makes these dreadful grinding noises that, if you are close enough, make you feel a little small. Like a close-up bear can make you feel Or a passenger on the Titanic, I suppose.

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02-10-2014, 05:59 PM   #2
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GREAT shots !!!
Absolutely stunning!

How are you enjoying the new K3 ?

Cheers!

JP

BTW, the farthest North I have been was at Moosonee, Ont, via the Polar Bear Express from Cochrane !!
Cape Dorset is so father North ... incredible.

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Absolutely stunning captures. The beauty is absolutely awe inspiring.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jpzk Quote
GREAT shots !!!
Absolutely stunning!

How are you enjoying the new K3 ?

Cheers!

JP

BTW, the farthest North I have been was at Moosonee, Ont, via the Polar Bear Express from Cochrane !!
Cape Dorset is so father North ... incredible.
I like it for what I do but I keep hearing that people who use auto-focus for wildlife and sports are a bit stressed by erratic selection of a focal point. Moosonee is nice; it has trees; I miss trees. Thanks for the kind words.

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Absolutely stunning captures. The beauty is absolutely awe inspiring.
It is awe inspiring. A bit chilly at times but awe inspiring. Thanks.
John.

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Amazing.
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Amazing.
Thanks!
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such beautiful captures, too bad we don't have them in the deserts where it is warmer. Thanks for sharing, I'm so jealous.
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Great pictures and the sort of thing I'd love to try ... once.
The last two would make great book covers for science fiction novels, particularly the last one because of the smeared out moon.

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Gorgeous shots!
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Beautiful! And well captured! Thanks for sharing these.
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Those first two are really awesome. The last two are other worldly. TFS these. We see them in photographs sometimes but none as nice as these.
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Wow. Words cant do that justice.
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The first couple of images are just breath taking, you have even captured the reflections of the sky too.
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