This trip was the furthest south I’ve ever gotten on a boat to the Antarctic mainland. It was tantalizing close, but we didn’t quite make it there. Hurricane force winds compacted the ice pack and nearly stranded our Ukrainian expedition ship. The captain was able to extricate the ship before it got stuck. This far south we were able to see the massive tabular icebergs and along the Antarctic Peninsula we encountered colonies of Adelie and Gentoo penguins. Enjoy the journey!
You may have heard me and several other photographers say that using a good tripod is one of the easiest ways to take your photography to the next level. While true- there are some situations where it is more practical to get the shots you want without one. Shot on location in Antarctica.
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When lining up a background for a subject, make sure to give it a clean background to create a more graphic image. In this example I am trying to shoot a Chinstrap penguin in Antarctica where the snowy backdrop isn’t working to make the white belly of my subject pop.
Yes, we finally did get out of Punta Arenas! Antarctica was waiting for us with beautiful skies, ice, microflora and of course, penguins. I even started to see them in the patterns of my abstracts. Can you?