January 01, 2013

Photography: “Chasing Ice”

Photoshop engineer John Peterson (who’s been behind Photomerge, various vector improvements, and more) highly recommends the new documentary Chasing Ice:

It follows photographer James Balog as he travels the Arctic documenting the massive meltdown of the glaciers.  Among other things, he and his crew set up over two dozen time-lapse cameras to capture the melting ice over a period of years.  The footage they capture of the glaciers Рin some cases melting completely out of frame Рis amazing. Another team, camped out on a freezing ledge for over two weeks, were rewarded with footage of an ice shelf the size of lower Manhattan collapsing into the sea.

It’s some of the most stunning, dramatic landscape photography I’ve seen on a movie screen.

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