It’s bigger below

As we drifted up close to this iceberg during our 2010 Antarctic LuminOdyssey, the scene below the water was even more stunning than above. This scene was so wide that the 24-105mm lens I had on my EOS 5D MkII wasn’t wide enough, and I had to take several pictures …

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Afternoon light

Standing on Galindez Island (near the Ukrainian “Vernadsky” research station) during our 2011 Antarctic LuminOdyssey, we tried our hands at some panoramas. In late March the sunsets arrive quite early: this was late afternoon.

Where to point the camera?

Whether the skies are grey or blue, there’s always plenty to see in Antarctica. Whether it’s the wide view or a telephoto crop, there are interesting compositions everywhere. Sometimes so much that people don’t know where to point their cameras! Then throw in the fact that we’re often on a …

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Penguin footprints

In Antarctica’s Laubeuf Fjord we had clear blue skies and mirror-smooth water, and this ice just seemed to sail by the ship as we moved along. The footprints in the snow were presumably from an Adelie penguin.

Antarctic dawn in March

As we sailed south during our 2011 Antarctic LuminOdyssey, I woke early and went out to check the scenery. Looking back at the technical data of this photo, the exposure was only 1/80s, f/1.4, ISO 1600. So it was quite dark. And with very blue light: the colour temperature is …

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