that's what a glacier looks like when you paint it purple

that's what a glacier looks like when you paint it purple

2010-06-24

I upgraded to Adobe Lightroom 3 today, and it has a whole whack of new creative presets, of which this is one. It also corrects lens distortion and improves noise reduction, and other things. This is the toe of the Athabasca Glacier at the Columbia Icefield. We took a rest day here and hiked out to the toe (a very short hike). If you look closely you can see that some people have been walking on it, despite the rather distressing signs posted all over the place with stories about the poor little children who died as a result of stepping out onto it. Those signs really kinda put a downer on things. And obviously they don't keep people off it anyway. It seems people feel a strong urge to do things that they imagine they can impress someone else with later ("I walked on a glacier!" vs. "I looked at a glacier!"), while in reality, I imagine stepping out onto the toe of the glacier is a lot like walking to your car anytime between November and March in Northern Ontario, unless you have the good fortune to fall into a crevasse and die of hypothermia, which I suppose I have to allow would be impressive if you were able to tell about it later. Sigh. (By the way, you can walk on the glacier, safely and legally, if you pay $50 to the local tourist-fleecing outfit for the ride out on an overgrown humvee to a safe spot to stand around and take pictures of your feet in snow. We didn't.)

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Capture Date: 2010-05-26 12:08:23
Camera: E-P1
Focal Length: 14 mm
Exposure: 1/160 sec
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 100

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that's what a glacier looks like when you paint it purple

that's what a glacier looks like when you paint it purple

2010-06-24

I upgraded to Adobe Lightroom 3 today, and it has a whole whack of new creative presets, of which this is one. It also corrects lens distortion and improves noise reduction, and other things. This is the toe of the Athabasca Glacier at the Columbia Icefield. We took a rest day here and hiked out to the toe (a very short hike). If you look closely you can see that some people have been walking on it, despite the rather distressing signs posted all over the place with stories about the poor little children who died as a result of stepping out onto it. Those signs really kinda put a downer on things. And obviously they don't keep people off it anyway. It seems people feel a strong urge to do things that they imagine they can impress someone else with later ("I walked on a glacier!" vs. "I looked at a glacier!"), while in reality, I imagine stepping out onto the toe of the glacier is a lot like walking to your car anytime between November and March in Northern Ontario, unless you have the good fortune to fall into a crevasse and die of hypothermia, which I suppose I have to allow would be impressive if you were able to tell about it later. Sigh. (By the way, you can walk on the glacier, safely and legally, if you pay $50 to the local tourist-fleecing outfit for the ride out on an overgrown humvee to a safe spot to stand around and take pictures of your feet in snow. We didn't.)

EXIF

Capture Date: 2010-05-26 12:08:23
Camera: E-P1
Focal Length: 14 mm
Exposure: 1/160 sec
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 100

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