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Old May 19, 2008, 8:37 PM   #1
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Unfortunately I was not in continuous mode and the speed at which icebergs disintegrate is a little too fast for changing settings. Her is the first frame, the rest are found at http://www.flickr.com/photos/monza76...7605150842719/

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You can see the first pieces start to fall.

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Old May 19, 2008, 10:54 PM   #2
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Great series, good work.
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Old May 19, 2008, 11:13 PM   #3
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Not something you see everyday. Awesome series of photos, I really enjoyed them! Thanks for sharing Ira.
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Old May 19, 2008, 11:22 PM   #4
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Fantastic doesn't begin to describe these photos, Ira. Simply amazing!
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Old May 19, 2008, 11:26 PM   #5
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i doubt it is something i will likely ever see, not around here at least

were you on land or boat?
whats the wave like, i dont really get a sense of scale, these look pretty huge

dare i say cool
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Gumnut wrote:
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i doubt it is something i will likely ever see, not around here at least

were you on land or boat?
whats the wave like, i dont really get a sense of scale, these look pretty huge

dare i say cool
I was on a ver high hill on shore, due to the distance it is difficult to get a sesnse of scale so I am including one of my wife Annette's pictures of the same bergs taken a few hours earlier. The berg that collapsed is on the far left. We weren't on that hill but a similar one just out of this frame to the left.
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Ira,

The initial photo of the iceberg was great. However, the second picture providing some additional scale to exactly how large it is (was) - especially considering the vast majority of it is underwater, is breathtaking. What makes it even more stunning, is when you take the additional distance between the houses and the hill out to the iceberg, makes it even larger!

The other thing I found interesting and very impressive, was off to the right of the second photo - the top of another iceberg (probably even larger), just peaking over the top of the hill.

Also, yesterday was our first over 100 degree day of the year here in Arizona - topping out at 110 in the afternoon. Some of your cool and ice would be most welcome here.

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Lovely series - interesting to see it just be reduced to not much, especially when you see the second picture. That's really awesome and some day I'll get up there to see it! Thanks for posting these.
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Old May 20, 2008, 9:52 AM   #9
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Actually catching an iceberg collapse like that is a rare event since it is somewhat random. The weather that day was warm after a cold spell, the result is that the internal stresses increase in the ice (like the snap you here when you put an ice cube into a warm drink.The past two years have been aprticularly good years for iceberg watchers, global warming? (More pieces falling from the glacier covering Greenland)

BTW how do you like my personalized camera bag,



The bag is an older Nova 4 I got cheap on ebay (it doesn't look like it was used much, the instruction sheet was still enclosed) and the company that did it matched the stitching to the Lowepro logo.

Thought I would mention it here rather than waste bandwidth on a new post, but I am quite happy with the result, soon I plan to have all of my camera bags stitched.
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Great shots Ira. Was very enjoyable to go through the series.

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