Willie, Andy, and I visited Juneau, Alaska for a chance to explore some of the ice caves at Mendenhall Glacier. You start out by walking through a temperate rain-forest (who knew there'd be a rainforest next to a glacier?!) and then eventually make your way down to glacier. The large ice-cave that we were hoping to explore had melted and instead of photographing ice-caves we had to find something else to photograph.
On our final day in Juneau, Willie and I decided to hike back to Mendenhall Glacier and try our hand at some abstract photos of the jagged shapes of the flowing hunk of ice. We climbed to the top of a hill and looked down onto the glacier for a magnificent view. Using a telephoto lens I snapped over 370 photos of the glacier and combined them into a 932 megapixel image. Once stitched I could choose any part of the glacier to re-crop into an abstract view.
In this 21 megapixel crop I loved the way the lines of the glacier draw into the jagged peaks in the middle, only to flatten out again at the top.
Nikon D800 w/Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8:
125mm, f/11, 1/100 sec, ISO 100
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