On a trip to Antarctica a few years ago we were sailing in a channel between two large mountains photographing feeding humpback whales. It was a wonderful evening with photo opportunities of the starboard and port bows. I was at the stern of the ship and heard a lot of shouts coming from the bow. Something must be happening. A few seconds later, as we moved forward, we got the glimpse of the moon rising next to this mountain. The sky was pink, magenta and the snow had a special color to it. It was a great look, and I got great shots. You know it’s good when the captain of the ship comes out and turns the ship in a circle so he can take a picture with his point and shoot.
A month ago from this post I revisited my images. I loved this shot and decided I needed to see it in BW. Thus, I worked on the BW conversion. This is what I got. I tuned it for dark sky’s and subtle grays. It kind of reminds me of an Ansel Adams photo.
Iceland is a magical and special place for me. I stared visiting Iceland in 2004 before it was even on an instagram or tourist radar. Now the country thrives on the tourism income but is has made the place very crowded. There are still magical places to visit and I know a lot of them. This os one of those. It was amde after a short climb and then waitig for the light. The whispy clouds, sunset and moon rise all made a speacial shot.
I am planning on offering tours to Ic3land again in 2021. Information will be on Rockhopperworkshops. Check out the site for other locations and dates forupcoming workshops.
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.