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Scenic - Sunrise at the ice edge

Anyone who knows my work knows that I have a thing for ice. I have a fascination for icicles, iceforms, glaciers, and sea ice in all of its forms. One morning I woke up, looked out the porthole, and decided I was skipping breakfast - we were at the ice edge. In the darkness of predawn, I set up some shots of a CTD cast on the starboard side of the ship. Then I noticed a cloud, one little cloud, starting to turn pink. Immediately I grabbed all of my gear and headed to the fantail. By now breakfast was over and a crowd was starting to form. The sun, just barely risen, lit up the clouds like they were on fire. The calm waters reflected the color, turning the whole world orange. I was firing away with film and digital as fast as I could. In a half hour the light had faded.

Technical information:
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8
Film: Compactflash

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