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Saturday, June 06, 2009

"THe Blue Line"


Getting a better look at that line anyhow!
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gnarlydog said...

your images are great.
I love this one in particular.
Can you grant me permission to use it in my blog (
BTW, your images are not "protected" and anybody can download them and use them.
If that does not worry you disregard my observation, but if that is a concern, consider at least watermarking them so the author (you) is visible on the image.
While I could just simply use your image (and infringe copyright laws) I believe it's the right thing to do to ask for permission first (and obtain it).
Thank you.

Stan Mac Kenzie said...

Sure you can use it gnarlydog. WHen my pictures are used I just ask that I receive the credit. At least what I am doing for now. Thanks for the observation and kind comments. I am however aware that my pictures can be downloaded. I am looking at water marking some of the images I post. All the best.


Nellie said...

I love this image. the other angel you took of this looks like a dinosaurs toe, or that was what popped immediately into my mind. What is the blue line exactly?

Stan Mac Kenzie said...

Hey Nellie,

The Blue line is actually bubble free ice. This is formed from fractures that form in the parent berg and fill with water before the iceberg actually calves from the ice sheet in Greenland. Icebergs are white because they are compresed snow (containing air bubbles) packed down over thousands of years and absorb light in the red, infrared spectrum which gives them their normal white, blue appearance. It is thease air bubbles that are heard popping when the iceberg thaws and you can see and hear them if you put a chunk in a drink glass.