As you may know I am fond of rust and decay. Each time I visit Antarctica I seem to always find good rust shots. Usually at old whaling sites or research bases. This is a side of a rusty tank shot at a Polish Antarctica Research Station.
A week ago I was deep into the Antarctic region. We drove our ship the Polar Explorer up onto an ice shelf, lowered the gangway and walked across the frozen bay to visit Port Lockroy. It was just the beginning of an amazing day.
Last week I was in Antarctica. It was very early in the summer season and I was seeing major blizzards and lots of snow and ice. Also, it was mating season for Penguins and there was a lot of it going on. I loved this shot. Penguin Love.
Wow…what an incredible two weeks. I am back from the Antarctica expedition. It was great to see Antarctica so early in the summer season. Beaches that I have landed on before were snow-covered with six feet of snow right up to the waters edge. There is so much to share about this trip. I am preparing a long article that will appear here and on Luminous-Landscape so stay tuned. Meanwhile enjoy the first image with more to come.
I made my first trip the Dolomites, Italy this year and I will certainly be back. This is a pano image of Alpe Di Diusi. You will be overwhelmed if you visit this location especially when the sun sets and rises. Quite a place.
One thing I loved about Scotland is the castles. They were everywhere. Seems back in the olden days you had to make sure you could defend your home from nasty neighbors. This castle sits on an island and can only e reached by boat at high tide. Otherwise it is just mud at low tide. There was a small road that became visible at low tide leading to the castle. We lucked out though as we photographed here twice and spectacular sunsets each time. The hard part is keeping detail in the castle while not burning out the sky. I’ll teach you how that is done if you attend one of or LuLa workshops.
This is one of those iconic images of Scotland. It’s the famous Black Cottage. There is always a photographer or two there shooting this little cottage. They key is getting it at the right time of say with light and clouds. And, as was the norm for this trip to Scotland everything fell into place on the third try. This is a hrs place to shoot and requires a bit of post processing work to balance foreground and background and make it all look good. I have a large print of this and it is stunning. Shot on a Phase One IQ180 it has amazing detail.
While exploring Svalbard Norway this past August our expedition landed on a beach that had a beached wooden boat on it. The skies were grey and there was kind of an erie feel. I spent a while shooting this boat and this is one of my favorite images. Kind of tells its own story.
This was one of those one in a thousand shots. While shooting icebergs on one of my Antarctica trips I was shooting this unique looking iceberg when a bird flew into the frame and conveniently place itself in the right spot of the iceberg. Sometimes you just luck out.
As you know from the previous posts from the last few days that I am very much into ice and cold weather images. Today image was made on one of my trips to Antarctica where we were close to some very large icebergs. This is a shot as a wave washes up on an iceberg that had just Turtled which is rolling over. I love the texture and simplicity.
This is another image from the same Zodiac cruise as yesterday’s image. There were so many icebergs and such interesting light that this two hour cruise produced some amazing once in a lifetime images.
As my collection of Antarctica Images continue, I share today an image I have always liked. This is a leopard seal on a bergy bit floating contently in a small bay in Antarctica. I always though this image defined Antarctica. It’s got ice, landscape and wildlife. This place is truly heaven for photographers.