Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Iceberg from top to bottom

EVER SEEN AN ICEBERG FROM TOP TO BOTTOM?

This is awesome! This came from a Rig Manager for Global Marine Drilling in St. Johns , Newfo undland ..

They actually have to divert the path of these things away from the rig by towing them with ships!

In this particular case the water was calm, & the sun was almost directly overhead so that the diver was able to g et into the water. Clear water huh?! They estimated the weight at 300,000,000 tons. And now we know why they say one picture is worth 1000 words....


and now we also know why the titanic sank...

1 comment:

nfj said...

The iceberg image was created by Ralph A. Clevenger (http://www.ralphclevenger.com/) by compositing multiple photos he took. This image was also made famous through its use on a motivational poster by Successories. The following is a quote from the artist:

"I created the image as a way of illustrating the concept of what you get is not necessarily what you see. As a professional photographer, I knew that I couldn't get an actual shot of an iceberg the way I envisioned it, so I created the final image by compositing several images I had taken. The two halves of the iceberg are 2 separate shots, one taken in Alaska and one taken in Antarctica (neither is underwater). The only underwater part is the background taken off the coast of California. The sky is the last component. It took a lot of research on lighting and scale to get the berg to look real." "

PLEASE DO YOUR HOMEWORK BEFORE PASSING ALONG FALSE CLAIMS.