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At 09:22 AM 8/22/04 -0600, Kit McChesney | Vuelux wrote: >Well, true, the article was more balanced than what the headline would lead >one to believe. But I do find this section disturbing, especially after >seeing a PBS (public television here in the US) special on Shackleton, which >used photographs of the expedition to give its history (very well done, >too!): Good heavens! Do you folks recognize just what was involved in the Shackleton Expedition? That ANY survived was remarkable, and it is a true tribute to the leadership of Shackleton that ALL survived and without any serious medical complications. I forget who said it, but it was noted around this time that, if you wanted to come back, go with Shackleton. The photographs taken are magnificent and who really cares if a fake cloudscape was inserted into one particular shot? Good God Almighty! These are MAGNIFICENT photographs, taken by a fellow who was to be deprived of some of his most productive years while stranded on the sinking whaler and on the long trek afterwards. Hurley took grand photographs but he probably, judging from his later career, would have been far happier covering the ANZAC's on Gallipoli. Those interested in the product and not in the sensationalism of those attacking the packaging are encouraged to review the photographs themselves: Hurley, Frank. SOUTH WITH ENDURANCE: SHACKLETON'S ANATARCTIC EXPEDITION 1914-1917 THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF FRANK HURLEY. London, England: Book Creation Services, Ltd., 2001. ISBN: 1-932302-04-2. Ansel Adams could only dream of producing images of this quality. Marc email@example.com FAX: +540/343-7315 Cha robh b?s fir gun ghr?s fir!