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While re-working the original picture to produce a version with less saturated cyan as suggested by Ninadev, I came across a slightly different, and to my humble opinion, more accurate way to process the picture. Depending on the light and the compactness of the ice, the colours can go from white to deep blue.
I have selected and processed, the sky (with the mountain), ice and trees separately.

Tell me what you think of it.


View from one the belvédère?s lowest catwalk of the Perito Merino. This part of the Moreno is the contact zone between the glacier and the peninsula. One can see, at the bottom of the ice wall in the middle of the picture, the tunnel through which the water from the Brazo Rico flow. On Piotr?s great picture one can see the entrance of the tunner on the other side of the ice tongue. As I?ve already explain in the note from my previous posted yesterday , it is there that the ice slow down or totally block the outflow of the water and raise the water level of the Brazo Rico. Off course, these raise would cause important floodings that would submerge the properties of Estancias (ranches) settled around the Rico arm. In 1939, during an important flooding, the Argentine Navy sent two planes to bombed the icy contact zone without success. The water continued raising. Following this try, several other solutions, one more impracticable from the other, are proposed. One of this solution was to tint the ice in black to accelerate the melting by the absortion of solar rays. This method has been tested by Russians on Tibetans glaciers. But after complicate calculation, they realised that it will take not less then four years for the ice to melt. Somebody went through the trouble to calculate the amount oil necessary to burn the ice tongue; 2 700 tons. Any of the human solution were possible and finally, it was nature itself who fied the problem by freeing the channel as it did the previous years. Another lesson from mother nature, but even today human doesn?t seems to understand.

Unfortunatly, the day I took this picture, the weather was terrible and if I had to wait for the scarced rift in the clouds, I wouldn?t have take any picture. I wished I had some black white film with. I used a Fujichrome Sensia RA. The picture was scanned directly from the slide. I?ve lightly sharpen the edge with NeatImage. I?ve adjusted the contrast and enhanced the blue, cyan, yellow and green saturation with Photoshop.

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