This image has a double serenity meaning for me that I’m not sure anyone else will see. The first is the one I hope is obvious. This is a long exposure of an iceberg on a glacier lagoon. It was such a hazy day that it was really easy to isolate a subject and actually there was not much other option. Simple and serene.
A deeper look with a friend used some imagination. She pointed out a man floating on the water with a large pointy nose sticking up from his head (on the right). I went a step farther and now I see the pointy bit on the right sticking out to the front as his elbow - floating hands behind head. Once you see it, it’s hard to “un-see”.
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Any. I feel like I cut it a bit close on the left, but it’s not cropped other than lens correction/straightening.
Is this a composite: No
ISO 100, 1.6s at f/14, 250mm
I did some healing, a levels adjustment, and added a very slight vignette.
Karla, I immediately saw the “recumbent figure” floating peacefully although I’m not sure I’d call that a face on the right ( , that’s one heck of a nose!). I’m pretty amazed that an iceberg can look quiet.
@Mark_Seaver Maybe I should call it the other elbow. Thanks for your comments. For some reason I find floating ice serene, for the most part.
A stable iceberg in calm water can be a very peaceful and quiet sight, so I think it fits the theme quite nicely, Karla. I can also see the big nosed man floating peacefully with his hands supporting his head and you’re right that I can no longer un-see it
@Gary_Minish Thanks for your comments. It was such a calm and foggy/misty day that it’s rather flat, but maybe that’s okay for serenity. I’m glad there were others who could see the relaxed gentleman.
Hey, hey, people, watch it with the nose comments, some of us might be a tad sensitive. Lol.
I live through these vicariously having never seen ice bergs or a glacier. Seems like I probably never will the way things are going. So glad you saw this and took the time to take it and share.
@_Kris I’m glad you enjoyed it. I wish I could say that I saw the man in the iceberg at the time but I really didn’t. I just was drawn to this particular one’s shape. It’s funny, because I took so many pictures of ice. Just ice. But when I got them home I started seeing animals and other shapes that now I can’t “unsee”. Only a few are still just ice.