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This week I have been mostly... sleepy

I have been mostly playing with my new Canon 5D Mk II

I'm currently reading... White Gold Wielder, Stephen Donaldson

I am mostly listening to... Muse

I am currently... Writing a paper

When I should be... Working harder

I am most looking forward to... The Muse concert on Thursday :)

This weekend I am... probably cooking an Easter dinner for everyone.

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College fjord

This was definitely worth waking up at 5.30am for. College fjord has a mass of glaciers all named after Ivy League colleges in the States. It's a fantastic place, and I took WAY too many photos here. This is the first (of many) sets :o)

Caine says:

I would have taken way too many photos too. Stunning shots all. Wow.

24th Jun 2008, 19:53

itchymoblog says:

Glorious. I don't know whether it's the light, or the exposure, or what, but there's something about the sky in these, like you really are at the top of the planet.

24th Jun 2008, 22:28

Thanks guys!

Caine> I think the final photo tally for this area was around 250. It's been difficult to chose my faves which is why they mostly all look the same!

Itchy> There aren't many places that I need to catch my breath after I see, but this was one of them. I think it was the highlight of my trip.

26th Jun 2008, 00:10

OJ says:

It is very beautiful. You can't help but get carried away with the symmetry of sea and sky can you.

Is it a fjord formed out of glaciers? Or a fjord that has glaciers in it? This may be a stupid question.

26th Jun 2008, 00:14

That's not a stupid question. I wasn't entirely sure which way round it worked either. A fjord is a long, narrow valley of the sea boardered by steep cliffs, usually formed by glacial erosion.

And I'm a sucker for reflection shots, so I went a bit obsessive while we were here :o)

26th Jun 2008, 00:19

OJ says:

I googled it after asking the question - I knew it was a sea inlet but wasn't sure if there needed to be landmass or if it could be just ice. Apparently it is both here. I suppose they'd be icebergs and not glaciers if there was no land!

Anyway, beautiful reflections.

I'm hopefully going to two fjords this summer - the Boka Kotorska in Montenegro (only colloquially a fjord I think) and a flying visit to Lysefjord near Stavanger. I shall attempt to emulate the beautiful photographs..... Forgive me, I'm clearly a little overexcited by the prospect of all that sea and mountain...

26th Jun 2008, 10:14

Wow, Lysefjord looks beautiful!

It's amazing actually; the glaciers stretched for an extra 20 miles or so in the early 1900s. They're retreating pretty damn quickly at the moment. The site the boat was at when I took these photos would have been part of the glacier only 30ish years ago.

26th Jun 2008, 19:41

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