Well, it looks like it won’t be until 2022 until I can return to Antarctica again. I found these two photos that I think sum up what a day in Antarctica is all about. This is my wife Debra having the time of her life.
It’s been too long since my last post. When the Pandemic was declared and we went into lockdown things changed a lot and this blog lost its priority for me. Then Debra’s dad got sick and died of Covid-19 and then Debra caught COVID and we have a crisis with that. For now, things have settled down and we are into a new normal. I can’t say I l like the new normal. But, Debra and I have decided to stay as much in s=isolation as we can and avoid other people. Somehow I managed not to get infected and thus I am really being careful. After seeing her spend 16 days in bed in what was by the worst sickness she ever had I would like to see f I can pass on that experience. So we only go out to the stores for supplies or do the curbside pick-up from our favorite restaurants.
During the lockdown, I have had a chance to go back through a lot of images. I am cataloging old sessions to make them easier to work with and reprocessing many of my images, Today we start off with an iceberg shot that was part of one of my stories One Iceberg Many Looks story. For this shot, I opened it on my Pad and then sued Snapseen and DidtressedFX+ to radically change the image for a more dynamic image. It’s just one was as photographers we can express ourselves using the many digital tools available.
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On our trip to South Georgia and Antarctica, it was the early bird that saw spectacular sunrises. Being the leader of this trip it wasn’t unusual for me to wake the ship up early to see and photograph a sunrise like this. Shot with a Fuji Xt-2 and the 16-55mm. This was pure South Georgia, color and clouds.
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Over the last 3 weeks, I captured 12,000 images as part of the Luminous-Landscape South Georgia and Antarctica adventure. I have managed to narrow the collection down to 2400 images, The rejects sit in a separate folder off on the server just in case I ever need to refer to them.
Now that I am in major editing mode and have started to output some of my favorites images, i thought it would be good to share them. I’ll also be doing an article on LuLa soon with many more images. Today though I thought it would be great to share with you an image of what I call Penguin Love. Penguins are incredible creatures and they do the most amazing things. I loved the way these two showed their affection with each other.
Shot with a Fuji XT-2 and a 100-400mm lens. The Fuji never let me down on this trip. The 100-400mm with great IOS let me hand-held exposures with the equivalent of a 600mm lens. And, it focuses close enough to get images like this.