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Schackleton's Shelter

Schackleton's Shelter
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Copyright: Wellington BR (wbriques) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 375 W: 68 N: 723] (3611)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-27
Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED DX AF-S, 67mm Polarizer
Exposure: f/4, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-10-21 5:49
Viewed: 4370
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A name steeped in legend, Elephant Island ia an icon for the Antarctics the way Cape Horn is for mariners. The imposing and desolated island was home to 22 morooned members of Sir Ernest Shackleton's fale 1914 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition for four and a half months while they awaited rescue. Led by on of the Antarctica's best unsung heroes John Robert Francis Wild, the men barely survived living in horrible conditions beneath two overturned lifeboats. Named for Frank, Point Wild was originally known as Cape Wild and Cape Bloody Wild by the men stranded here.
Point Wild is home to a small colony of hardy chinstraps and a single bronze bust incongruously watching over them.

More details to come, but imagine spending 4 months stranded on these rocks!!


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Hello Wellington,an interesting scene accompanied by good notes.
I cannot imagine spending four months here!!!
Tfs, regards Jean.

Boa noite Wellington,
Você está atravessando um bom momento, tão bom quanto suas melhores séries. O azul do mar contrastando com a desolada elevação é um dos melhores instantes do TL.

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2009-10-22 6:10]

Hello Wellington!

Splendid view, rocks look fantastically,
and the colour of sea is marvellous.
I congratulate realization and formulation, beauty composition.

I greet warmly.

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