Friday, May 26, 2006

A View From Above

I made this view of the Salmon Glacier located near the town of Stewart in the north west part of British Columbia in September of 1993. I had been told about this spectacular glacier while visiting the area so I had to check it out, a mining road is built right beside the glacier and offers many fine views.

What struck me about the glacier was the shear huge size of the ice sheet, I wanted to make some pictures that somehow illustrated this immensity . It has often been said with photography its not what is included in the picture frame but what is left out and I did this by leaving out most of the glacier and just photographing a small partition with a medium length telephoto lens ( 300 mm ) on my 4 x 5 view camera.

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