The hard angular shapes and edges of this berg
remind me of a cubist painting. Notice that the area at sea-level
towards the left is very smooth and curved by contrast to the rest of
the ice. The sharp geometric edges will probably have been made when
this piece of ice calved from its glacier, the fracture planes of the
ice being usually straight and plate-like. That it is not yet smoothed
out indicates that this region has not yet been under the water to be
sculptured into the more usual curves seen on ice bergs, it also means
that it only recently fell off the glacier, although it could well be
a fracture plane from the collapse of a larger ice berg that broke into
Paul Ward - Pentax equipment, 50mm
lens, 35mm film, K64.
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