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Taken 26-Aug-10
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Category:Scenic
Subcategory:Coastlines
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Keywords:Arctic, Douglas Clavering, East Greenland, Edward Sabine, German, Germania Havn, Greenland, Newton, North-West Passage, Sabine Island, Sir Isaac Newton, Thule, bay, beach, earth, historical, ice, island, oblate, overwinter, pendulum, pole, snow
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Dimensions5184 x 3456
Original file size6.67 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken27-Aug-10 05:01
Date modified27-Aug-10 05:01
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 7D
Focal length24 mm
Exposure1/200 at f/6.3
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Normal
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern
GERMANIA HAVN, SABINE ISLAND

GERMANIA HAVN, SABINE ISLAND

With fresh overnight snow, our first landing at this historical site was somewhat bleak. It reinforced how tough life must have been for the Thule people who settled here centuries ago. In more recent times, a German expedition had overwintered here in 1869-70, having been snowed in on their quest to reach the North Pole and/or the North-West Passage. Sabine Island itself was named after Edward Sabine who arrived here in 1823 with Douglas Clavering to conduct an experiment with the "two-second pendulum", in an attempt to prove Sir Isaac Newton's theory that the earth is oblate (slightly flattened at the poles).