Here’s another from the Tana Glacier, only this time from in a little ice cave I spotted. Well, I didn’t venture too far into it, it was more of a bridge than a cave, but I went inside enough to get dripped on. Pretty cool. The blue inside these glaciers is so vivid – it’s exciting to see it, weird as that sounds, that a mere color might excite someone.
I shot this image, as with most of these compositions, with and without a polarizer, to see the effect, and to get a couple of different takes. I tended to like the images with less polarization, where the glare shows a bit more. A polarizer filter, much like a pair of polarizing sunglasses, can almost completely get rid of the glare in a place like this. But I found the images didn’t grab me as directly. I liked the edges the glare created.
The Tana Glacier, Wrangell St. Elias National Park, Alaska.