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The famous iceberg shot

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Hey guys

 

Theres a poster that I see quite regularly. Its from national geographic I believe.

 

Its an amazing over/under of an iceberg. I'm not even sure if its a real photo. It looks like this

 

Anyone know who took it?

 

Cal

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Maybe it was taken by two different photographers?

 

Laurent Ballesta used it in his book - so someone who has Planet Mers to hand can check the photo credit.

 

Alex

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That composite image has been used in so many magazines, textbooks, and advertisements, it's incredible. Credited to Ralph A. Clevenger/CORBIS.

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Ralph Clevenger.

 

He told me it paid for his house in Santa Barbara.

 

It is a composite photo (PS)

 

It would be physically impossible to actually take the shot.

 

Sorry, didn't see the above post.

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Wow!

 

Thanks for the info guys

 

Cheers

 

Cal

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A little frustrating of course is that we cannot even be sure that this is what an iceberg looks like underwater, as even this part as depicted in the image is a topside image flipped before merging in PS

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Very interesting info. Thanks.

 

Also north and southern hemisphere icebergs typically have different structures because of different formation processes.

 

Alex

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Also north and southern hemisphere icebergs typically have different structures because of different formation processes.

 

Er - is that above or below the waterline? (sorry couldn't resist Alex).

 

Seems to me there is a gap in the market for some decent iceberg shots then. Where did I leave that 5mm shorty......

 

Paul C

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It would be real cool if it were real. But then, yeah, it would be kind of impossible to capture that. Ooooooh the wonders of post processing. :)

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