Last year on my Antarctica visit I shot a lot of images as I usually do and when I came home I decided to try something new. I have been making a series of BW images from this amazing place. Here is the first of a week of Antarctica in BW.
I hope you had a safe and happy New Years eve. I had a nice dinner out then a quiet celebration at home with Debra and my son Scott who is visiting for the holidays. Today will be a day and as matter of fact the next few days of testing a number of new cameras that have come my way. I’ll be finishing up a review of the DP Quatrro O, RX100iv, Sony A7s II. I’m starting reviews on the Leica SL, Sony RX100rII and two top secret cameras. Never a dull moment.
Today image is an architectural abstract. This was made in Chicago and done on an iPhone. I challenged myself on one of my morning walks to shoot only with the iPhone and this is one of the many nice images I captured that morning.
So, you may be wondering why I have been posting so many Iceland images. The simple reason is I am enjoying the holidays and during some spare time that I normally don’t have I’m revisiting a lot of the trips I did last year and finally re-working the and editing the images. Iceland was big trip. Lots of incredible images were taken. I have a lot from the helicopter which will soon grace these pages. This one was done on the famous iceberg beach. The challenge with the iceberg beach is shooting something different from the 1000’s of images that are shown from there. I don’t claim this is different, just something I liked. On the last trip I did many at this location using the iPhone so I could get something different. I’ll posts those someday too. This was shot with the Nikon D800e at 1.6 seconds.
This is another of the moonrise from Antarctica. Yet this one os a tighter shot with a 600mm lens and then I did some special work on it. It turned out quite dramatic.
This year like all years when I visit Antarctica there are special defining moments. The defining moment this year was getting married on a beach with penguins and 60 close friends. Quite an adventure. This moonrise was another define moment. And, like a lot of images you’ll see this year I am doing lot of B&W. This is moonrise #12 of a lot of moonrise shots. It was quite a moment to see this moon rise at the same time the sun was setting. Quite a night. Shot with a Sony A7 II and Tamron 150-600mm zoom.
While traveling in Cornwall, UK a few months ago I was trying out and doing a lot of testing with the Olympus OMD E-M1 camera. At one point we were crossing a river on a ferry and I saw these anchored ships and sailboat. I thought it would be interesting to shoot with a long lens compressing the background in the shot. It looked in the end best in Black and White.
This is a stairway shooting down from the top floor at the Iceland Hilton Hotel. There is something that just works with the perspective and shadows. Takes a minute to figure out. SSHot with Olympus OMD and 14-54 zoom.