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deep south

in Antarctica , Thursday, April 10, 2014

Well, it’s only taken me about 14 months, but I’ve just published a gallery of “icescapes” - there’s not much land to be seen - from January 2013 in the Antarctic Peninsula.


The weather was stubbornly grim pretty much all the time, which suited me just fine. Bright sunlight is bad news when you’re photographing ice. And anyway, it’s the Antarctic, it’s supposed to be grim. All photos were taken using my satisfyingly unfashionable and “obsolete” Olympus E-5, which didn’t skip a beat in the wind, rain and snow.

Some of the photo titles bear homage to my constant polar soundtrack, Biosphere’s gorgeous “Substrata” and “Cirque”. The rest I just made up, as usual.



I find the colours in this collection very convincing - punchy enough to be interesting and dramatic; subdued enough not to be obviously adrift from Nature (for an example of going a-drifting, see one of the photographers you have in your blogroll...)

By Project Hyakumeizan, on April 11, 2014

You're too kind, sir. And I can't possibly imagine who you're alluding to...

By David Mantripp, on April 16, 2014

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