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Baffin Island Moon by George Cousins

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Long ago and far away could describe this shot. It was a 35mm. slide of the moon over the coast of Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic, in what is now called Nunuvut. The thin white line is the ice pack in Hudson Strait. The landscape is probably about the same as the moon itself, barren rock, no trees and very sparse grass. I was using Kodachrome film with an Exakta Varex SLR, 50mm. F2 Biotar lens, and I imagine the exposure was around several seconds at F2. That’s my best guess, since this was taken in 1953! The slide was scanned with a CanoScan FS4000US at 4000 dpi.


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  • Stan Wojtaszek
    Stan Wojtaszekover 5 years ago

    Don’t know how I missed this one.
    Absolutely stunning, George.

  • Thanks Stan. That was one of the early ones on here, nobody else seemed to like Landscape makes it look rather surreal, but that’s what it really was.

    – George Cousins

  • Stan Wojtaszek
    Stan Wojtaszekover 5 years ago

    Could be the surface of the moon!

  • artyfifi
    artyfifiabout 5 years ago

    So very beautiful. It has a haunting, painterly quality. What a fab story behind a great capture!!

  • Thank you very much, I’m glad you liked it!

    – George Cousins

  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaalmost 5 years ago


  • Hi Teresa..many thanks! Very much appreciated!

    – George Cousins

  • oulgundog
    oulgundogover 3 years ago

  • George Cousins
    George Cousinsover 3 years ago

    Hi..thanks for accepting! Happy New Year!

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