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Missing Fun In Antarctic

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.

Dancing in Antarctica. Ocean Nova is in the background.

 

South Georgia Sky

 

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Missing Antarctica

Antarctica 2014

Normally this time of year I would be headed south to run a workshop for photographers in Antarctica.  Unfortunately for obvious reasons of the pandemic, this is not happening.  I wanted to share a few images I was recently working on from previous trips.  I am working on doing a book of Antarctica images that may take a few months to finish.  These images may be in it.

I am planning an Antarctica trip for this November as well as next February.  If you are interested you can find information at Rock Hopper Workshops website.

Antarctica 2014
Antarctica 2014

Chin Strap Penguins jumping onto an iceberg

Penguin
Molting penguin grooming itself

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South Georgia Island

I’m going back and you can come with me.  In November along with Steve Gosling, I am heading back to South Georgia Island and Antarctica.  This is a trip of a lifetime to see a place you wouldn’t believe exists.  The amount of wildlife will astound you.  If you are interested please visit rockhopperworkshops.com and take a look at the South Georgia – Antarctica workshop as well as the others we presently are offering.

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Lemaire Channel Pano

Any long time reader here knows that Antarctica is my favorite place.  I have been there over 20 times and do a trip or two a year.  We were lucky to get the trip this year in February before everything shut down.  One of the favorite locations in Antarctica to experience is the Lemaire channel.  This a narrow channel between two large mountains is a highlight of Antarctica travel. On a trip a few years ago I did a 30 exposure pano of the channel showing both ends.  as the ship was moving forward I set up my camera in a vertical position and turned the drive to low.  I then set my first exposure at the end of the channel from where we began and then panned right while the camera was on auto-drive.  This made a lot of exposures to blend but assured I would have enough for good overlaps and creating the pano.  The pano was made in photoshop.  I think this a unique image of a popular location, thus accomplishing what I always like to do is finding a different way to see something that so many people photograph.

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Antarctica 2020

This has been a strange year.  It all began with loads of optimism and has turned out to be something totally surreal.  The Worldwide Pandemic has changed everything.  But, before the Pandemic started I was lucky to get an Antratcia Workshop in and with Art Wolfe and Michael Durr as well as 28 guests.  We took this trip onboard The Magellan Explorer, a brand new ship run by Antarctica 21 the charter company I have been using for years.  Thie trip was an incredible experience and I wrote an article over on photoPXL.com with four videos and the trip log for the trip.  With this blog entry, I have included four photos but the article on PXL has a lot more plus the video will blow you away.  You can find the article at Antarctica Workshop Expedition 2020 – February 15-21, 2020.

Please check it out and enjoy the content and think about joining us in November 2021 when we take a 21-day journey to South Georgia Island and Antarctica.  This is the ultimate Antarctica Experience.



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Punta Arenas Boat

fishing boat

Prior to taking a flight to Antarctica I usually have a few days to explore Punta Arenas.  There’s a lot to explore in this southern Chile city.  Sometimes I’ll take a taxi and hire the driver to take me to various places and wait for me.  This was made along the waterfront and there were a number of fishing boats hauled out of the water and on blocks.  So, I used a wide-angle lens and had some fun.  It’s not an award-winning image but it was fun to shoot. I added the Orton effect to give it a bit of soft focus.

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If you are interested in seeing more work by Kevin Raber and purchasing his work for your own, please visit RaberEYES.com

Kevin also runs workshops for photographers all over the world at Rockhopper Workshops

Kevin also has. a major website for all photography enthusiasts with articles, forums, tutorials, community and more at photoPXL.com

Kevin also shares his work daily on Facebook and Instagram

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Antarctica and a Starry Night

stary iceberg
stary iceberg

 

This was photographed on my trip to Antarctica in February before the Pandemic was declared,  This one shows starts behind icebergs.  Just part of the beauty found in Antarctica

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It’s Been So Long – Sorry

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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If you are interested in seeing more work by Kevin Raber and purchasing his work for your own, please visit RaberEYES.com

Kevin also runs workshops for photographers all over the world at Rockhopper Workshops

Kevin also has. a major website for all photography enthusiasts with articles, forums, tutorials, community and more at photoPXL.com

Kevin also shares his work daily on Facebook and Instagram

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Starry Iceberg

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Starry Nighy
Starry Night

 

A little fun with Antarctica images.  With all the isolation that we are taking part in as a world, I have been playing a lot with images and third party programs.  One program that has my interest right now is Skylum – Luminar.   There are all sorts of cool things this program does and one of them si AI Sky Replacement.  So, I decided to try and put a starry image to replace the sky and this is what I came up with.  It seems, kind of like cheating but it is fun and the images are pretty cool.   Whether you are a fan of this or not it is fun to see what technology allows us to do.

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Dramatic Icebergs

Dramatic Iceberg.  One thing I like to do is play with my iceberg images and find new ways to create a different view of an iceberg.  I will be doing an article on photoPXL.com where I show this iceberg in more than a dozen different ways.  Look for that soon.  These giant icebergs always give me new ways of seeing.  These are unique images.  Unlike many landscape photos these photos are dynamic.  Within a few days, this iceberg will take on a whole different look.  It may break apart and it may flip over.  Either way, these icebergs define what Antarctica is all about –  A dynamic Landscape.