The dirt gives a sort of dryness/solidity to the ice. It makes it feel as if it will never melt. I feel that combined with the blue, it highlights the edges of this ice, making it appear incredibly detailed like a macro image. It enhances the contrast between that macro illusion and the telescopic distance between the viewer and the hikers. Excellent application of tilt-shift
incredible image... the scale of the workers against the glacier makes for a really intersting shot. It almost looks like a macro of a small piece of ice with a shot of the workers imposed onto it. I'm really impressed +fav.