17 March 2012

Ushuaia stream — [triptych]

The Martial Glacier near Ushuaia, on Tierra del Fuego, turned out to be a puddle of ice mostly buried under snow. Still, I enjoyed being there, and on the way down we walked through beech forest that reminded me so strongly of Aotearoa/New Zealand that I felt a sense of the uncanny*.

A pre-emptive response to the question, "Why the triptych?" — I don't know. It just works a lot better.

*I'm not sure if I'm using "uncanny" in Heidegger's sense, because I haven't found an intelligible explanation of what he meant.

[2 December 2011, Panasonic Lumix GH1, 14–45 mm at 36 mm, ISO 200, 1/13 at f8]

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Lesley said...

I love this. The colours are so beautiful. I agree it works really well as a triptych - has a sense of space.

Until I read the text I'd thought it was home.

(I had to have a second try - the first time I couldn't read all the letters in the verification words. I must be a robot!)

Zhoen said...

Each stands alone, all together there is a sense of flow.

Relatively Retiring said...

That's really interesting. It creates a very powerful image in that form.

pohanginapete said...

Thanks Lesley. The colours were one of the things that attracted me, but I had to correct a strong greenish cast from the sunlight filtered through the canopy.
    The new word verifications are dreadful. I usually have to reload them several times before I get one that's intelligible. Maybe I'm a robot too.

Zhoen, I might play around with some other photos like this. I imagine some wouldn't work at all.

RR, yes, to my eye this works much better than as a conventional one-frame image, and I don't think it's mainly because of the novelty.