The Land that No One Owns
March 28, 2007 9:56 PM   Subscribe

The Land That No One Owns is a series of photographs taken in Anarctica by photographer Roberta Holden. [via Projekt30]
posted by grapefruitmoon (26 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
 
Beautiful, thanks... I really like this one.
posted by amyms at 10:02 PM on March 28, 2007


I prefer her Rigging Arts [NSFW].
posted by tellurian at 10:16 PM on March 28, 2007


wow beautiful. thanks. what a place we have here
posted by longsleeves at 10:27 PM on March 28, 2007


Ozymandias?
posted by taosbat at 10:33 PM on March 28, 2007


what a place we have here

You mean Antarctica, or MetaFilter? Or both?

Some lovely photos, especially (for me) the ones without people in them. I like how these pictures aren't all amped and flashy: just good old fashioned, quiet phtography that doesn't try to dazzle you. The photos simply let the place speak for itself. Very refreshing.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 10:54 PM on March 28, 2007


"wow beautiful. thanks. what a place we have here"
posted by longsleeves at 4:27 PM on March 29

I second that, whether you mean Antarctia, Metafilter or both. Those are some nice photos. Thanks heaps for the link grapefruitmoon.
posted by Effigy2000 at 11:43 PM on March 28, 2007


Fucking shit, man. This isn't ye olden tymes. Color photography has been around for how long now? Hellooooo!?
posted by redteam at 12:23 AM on March 29, 2007


Antarctica Erupts!
posted by homunculus at 12:32 AM on March 29, 2007


Ozymandias?

HTTP 403 - The Default index.html file could not be found

Look on my links, ye mighty, and despair!
posted by homunculus at 12:35 AM on March 29, 2007


Whoever designed the no barriers website deserves to shot.
posted by phaedon at 12:56 AM on March 29, 2007


Cool.

I was wondering whether that tall ship had been trapped there for hundreds of years stacked with icy corpses; it turns out it's the Europa.

I like all photographs from Antarctica, but I don't understand the choice of black and white for these; Antarctica is stark and colorless and contrasty enough as it is. I tend to respect photographers a lot less when they switch to monochrome to make their images "arty".
posted by hoverboards don't work on water at 3:11 AM on March 29, 2007


Thank you for posting this. Those are some remarkable pictures.
posted by bshort at 7:32 AM on March 29, 2007


I don't know why you got a 403, homunculus, the link works for me:

http://www.nobarriersphotography.com/images/19/Falaisesdeglace.jpg
posted by taosbat at 7:40 AM on March 29, 2007


I always suspected Australia was dark, grey, and grainy.
posted by Nelson at 7:49 AM on March 29, 2007


I mean, I always suspected Antarctica was dark, grey, and grainy.

(Australia is bright, yellow, and sharp. As we all know.)
posted by Nelson at 7:51 AM on March 29, 2007


Once all that ice melts this is going to be prime real estate. Someone will want to own it.
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 7:58 AM on March 29, 2007


Nice, thanks.
posted by OmieWise at 8:31 AM on March 29, 2007


In related news -- Texas-sized piece of Antarctica melting, experts say.
posted by ericb at 8:39 AM on March 29, 2007


I have always liked Eliot Porter's photographs of Antarctica.
posted by ericb at 8:42 AM on March 29, 2007


Polar bears (who might have to swim south soon if they still want to be on the ice).
posted by Burhanistan at 9:01 AM on March 29, 2007


I don't know why you got a 403, homunculus, the link works for me

Me too, now. Odd.

Beautiful picture!
posted by homunculus at 11:44 AM on March 29, 2007


We could chalk it up to the new-server jitters. The picture brought to mind the poem.
posted by taosbat at 4:49 PM on March 29, 2007


wow beautiful. thanks. what a place we have here

Sorry, that was unclear. I meant the planet earth.
posted by longsleeves at 6:19 PM on March 29, 2007


Sorry, that was unclear. I meant the planet earth.

Oh, so you're dissing MetaFilter, then?

[this is joke]
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:00 PM on March 29, 2007


MetaFilter: [this is joke]
posted by taosbat at 10:22 PM on March 29, 2007


Nifty.
posted by Smedleyman at 11:39 AM on March 30, 2007


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