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Old 06-28-2008, 08:53 AM
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Here are a couple photos taken from the Rhapsody Of The Seas on June 20, 2008. Captain Bjorn Johanson told us we were 600 feet away but it looked a lot closer than that. The Captain is in the second photo, standing on the port bridge wing. This was taken from our balcony which was immediately behind the bridge. I could carry on a conversation with the people on the bridge wing in a normal tone of voice.



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Old 06-28-2008, 09:19 AM
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Spectacular, Dave; great shots!
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It does look closer than 600 feet. Alaska is just on a different scale, it really throws you off.
Great photos.
I don't know about you but we plan on do Alaska a few more times. It is just beautiful.
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You can Kind of put the photos in proportion using the Bridge. I do not know how high the Bridge is, but the ice is higher..and it do not look that high.
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This photo was on our approach at perhaps a mile out. It does show that while the face of the glacier appeared small there was a much larger mass behind it.
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These are incredible, Dave. Thanks for the share!

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hi,
wow, those pictures are great. Cant wait til i'm up there in sept, on serenade of the seas, but were going to hubbard glacier, and hope the captain will get that close.
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Awesome pictures Dave! Thanks for sharing them. It looks closer than 150 ft. to me. It is amazing to see this so close.

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Old 06-29-2008, 06:54 AM
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Another thing that was surprising was the noise. The glacier was constantly crackling - it sounded like rifle shots in the distance - and a couple times it sounded like thunder. A glacier has a lot of laws of physics at play. It calved a couple small pieces while we were up close but it was too quick to photograph.
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Dave,
Thank you for the pictures. Those photos just push me to book a cruise to alaska.
The wife and I enjoy the vacation photos. We are strange like that.
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