Approaching Antarctica

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Daily Photo – Approaching Antarctica

Somehow I talked my way into the cockpit of the C-130 that was landing on the ice in Antarctica. It was my first time landing in a plane with skis on the bottom, so it was pretty exciting. I wasn't nervous… and these cool-headed US Military guys put my mind at ease! πŸ™‚

Approaching Antarctica

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-01-06 16:24:05
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/125
  • Aperture
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

Into the Windy Crevasse

Antarctica Photos

There are two ways for you to explore all my Antarctica photos. One is to visit my Artactica category on Smugmug – the second is to click on the Antarctica category on top of this post to see all the same stuff on the blog. The only difference is the blog sorts by “most recent” and Smugmug sorts by “most popular.”

Daily Photo – Into the Windy Crevasse

During one of my midnight walks in Antarctica I came across this deep, dark ice cave. I was by myself, but I really wanted to go inside. I thought the better of it, which is a high-point for my normally untrustworthy judgment. If I had gone in here and disappeared, I would not have been found for three more ice ages. But my camera should still be intact, and this would have been the final photo recovered by future-robots!

Into the Windy Crevasse

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-01-11 00:48:16
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/125
  • Aperture8
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length35.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

That Dragon in Antarctica

Dragon’s Den

I do love that show but I heard a bad story about one of the guys on there… won’t rat him out, but he really screwed over some of my entrepreneur friends. That kinda sucks… I always want to believe in the best in people, but they really toyed with this young company I know. Not so cool…

Daily Photo – That Dragon in Antarctica

Well, the title is loosely related to That Tree in Wanaka, except this one is a bit harder to reach. I thought about getting closer to it, but the ice started to crack and so did my nerves! If I had the proper ice-climbing equipment and rescue stuff, I might have. But since I was all alone, I didn't make the attempt… and I'm sure that made my mom happy. But I kept thinking about how cool it would be to ride an ice dragon! πŸ™‚

That Dragon in Antarctica

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-01-11 00:51:33
  • CameraILCE-7M2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/8000
  • Aperture4
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length151.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-3

Strange Formations in Antarctica Ice

Special Critiques for our Facebook Group

First, haven’t you joined our Facebook Group? You gotta… it’s so fun! I did a critique the other day of some images people posted on Facebook Live – here is the video below!

Daily Photo – Strange Formations in Antarctica Ice

We took a lot of helicopter flights across the ice in Antarctica… it was so unusual to see these square shapes. You may notice another one off in the distance to the right too. I asked our helicopter pilot Hef about them. He said he has no idea, but he's been seeing them forever… I'd like to know myself… because in my whole life whenever I see ice crack, it always seems to crack in a random pattern!

Strange Formations in Antarctica Ice

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-01-14 12:31:41
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/5000
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO125
  • Focal Length113.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias-0.7

More from the Photo Walk in Antarctica

Where should we do photo walks?

Here’s a recent FB Live we did wondering where YOU wanted us to do photo walks in Europe??

Daily Photo – More from the Photo Walk in Antarctica

Where should we go in Europe? We're starting with a Workshop in Lisbon and then getting on a private bus to tour around Europe. Let us know where we should stop in the comments… these photo walks are always free by the way! Can't wait to meet you in person… And yes, this was the first ever photo walk on the main continent of Antarctica! πŸ™‚

More from the Photo Walk in Antarctica

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-01-16 22:48:53
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/200
  • Aperture9.5
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Stu and Claire and the Rose

Claire in Antarctica

On day 1, we were sent off to survival training… Claire was part of our small troupe of survivors! Here’s a close-up of her…. (related to the photo below).

She Shivers as the Blizzard Hits

Daily Photo – Stu and Claire and the Rose

We took a break during survival training in Antarctica to have a bit of fun. Here's my friend Stu taking a photo of Claire holding the white rose for Peace in 10,000 Hands. We got a lot of unique rose photos down there for sure! After this bit of fun, we went back to digging out ice caves to make it through the night.

Stu and Claire and the Rose

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-01-05 02:46:11
  • CameraILCE-7S
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/1600
  • Aperture
  • ISO64
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

A beautiful morning on the ice sheet

Antarctica Stories!

My friend Trent Yeo stopped by my home a bit ago and we talked about Antarctica! Here’s the FB Live video below – enjoy

Daily Photo – A beautiful morning on the ice sheet

Even though I took thousands of photos while in Antarctica, I still feel like I left some on the table. I hate that feeling… you know? That idea that you could have always done more or taken better photos. I did pretty good, so I'm not totally upset with myself… but now when I look back at these photos I think I should have stayed out an extra 30 minutes or hour… just to squeeze a bit more gold out!

A beautiful morning on the ice sheet

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-01-18 03:13:34
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/3200
  • Aperture9
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Countless Unmelting Glaciers in Antarctica

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Daily Photo – Countless Unmelting Glaciers in Antarctica

One day when I choppered over the main continent, I got to see more glaciers than I had in my entire life combined. They were everywhere. Most of them terminated on this hard black rock here which made for quite a stark contrast. Also, the glaciers here are not melting, so most of them just end with white ice terminating on black rock. Each one of them seems to have a nice perfect shape too, a wide tongue of shining white.

Countless Unmelting Glaciers in Antarctica

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-01-16 13:10:15
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/2000
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO80
  • Focal Length57.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Lazy Seals by Meltpools

New Windows Machine

I’m an Apple guy, but this new Windows machine is really tempting me!

Daily Photo – Lazy Seals by Meltpools

A few days ago I talked about how I'd go on nightly midnight hikes across the ice. I'd see seals all over the place and they are some of the laziest things I've ever seen. They're like the cats of Antarctica, just laying about and not really caring if you're around or not. Mind you, I never got too close to them.

Lazy Seals by Meltpools

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-01-09 19:19:22
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/1600
  • Aperture4
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length112.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias-2.3

Folding in the Ice

Luminar Review

Here’s a link to grab Luminar! β€” and here’s a link to the Luminar Review here on the site. It’s avail TODAY! πŸ™‚

Crazy Briefing

If you and I ever hang out (yes YOU), then remind me to tell you the story about my “briefing” before the trip to Antarctica. It’s one of the craziest stories ever and Stu and I still talk about it.

Daily Photo – Folding in the Ice

During my nightly hikes in Antarctica, I would try to visit new parts of the ice folds each time. They would change just a little bit every day as the sea ice crashed into the immovable earth. The shapes they made were mind-boggling. I'll never forget it. It was also quite scary, hearing all the ice creak and heave… unsettling and it made me feel quite small.

Folding in the Ice

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-01-12 02:39:03
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/4000
  • Aperture6.7
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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