Hacking through the Ice

While taking this photo…

He noticed me taking photos of him from the shore… and he said, “I hope this turns out to be a good photo, because it might be the last time anyone ever sees me!”

Daily Photo – Hacking through the Ice

We went to go visit Captain Scott's second hut, the Terra Nova, with a few geologists. They were charting the progress of the sea ice up on the edge of the hut. When not taking photos inside the hut, I would go outside to watch these guys hacking around the sea ice… it looked so crazy and awesome to me!

Hacking through the Ice

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7S
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/8000
  • Aperture
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Rainbow on the way to the Bungalow

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Daily Photo – Rainbow on the way to the Bungalow

I got in the habit of taking morning photowalks around the property here at the Four Seasons in Bora Bora. With these over-water bungalows, there is almost no bad angle! It's so nice to be able to fall out of bed and kind of stumble/amble around, half awake, and see things like this. I was often so morning-groggy that I barely had the wherewithal to actually take a photo! But when I saw this nice rainbow in the distance, I mustered all my focus to try to take a decent shot!

Rainbow on the way to the Bungalow

Rainbow on the way to the Bungalow

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/500
  • Aperture4.5
  • ISO125
  • Focal Length34.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

The Tongue of the Glacier

Awesome Geology

I’ve always been interested in Geology, but I think Antarctica has re-ignited my interest in it all. I did not expect to see so many glaciers and so much interesting geological activity. Plus, I was surrounded by geologists while there, so I was able to ask a lot of questions. It was like walking around with human versions of wikipedia!

Daily Photo – The Tongue of the Glacier

Here's one of the countless glaciers hitting the sea ice. This was taken from the front seat of a helicopter. We ended up flying along the face of this undulating glacier for about half an hour on the way home… so amazing!

The Tongue of the Glacier

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/1600
  • Aperture4
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length113.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias-0.3

Going to Skipper’s Canyon with Cliff and Cher

Any cool Meditation Apps?

I don’t know if any of you all are into meditation or not, but I found a few interesting apps around these topics. One is called “Calm” and the other is called “Buddhify” — both pretty interesting, but I thought you might know of some too! :)

Daily Photo – Going to Skipper's Canyon with Cliff and Cher

My friends Cliff and Cher came over to visit us in Queenstown for several weeks recently. We had a great time! There were a lot of photos and a lot of good times! One day, I took them over the mountain here towards Skipper's Canyon. While, hiking, I stopped along the way to see Cliff taking this photo… I think they look pretty awesome and heroic!

Going to Skipper's Canyon with Cliff and Cher

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/250
  • Aperture18
  • ISO320
  • Focal Length14.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-0.7

Isabella in Mid-air

Trampoline Places

I know these things are popping up in cities all over the place. They are a great idea — I wish I had them when I was a kid! This is kind of a cool concept – this idea that people take warehouses and turn them into inside-playgrounds for kids. It’s kind of weird, actually, but it really works!

Daily Photo – Isabella in Mid-air

For Isabella's 8th birthday, we went to this place here in Queenstown called Site. It's full of trampolines and 100 different ways for kids and their parents to get hurt. But no one did! I don't really know how I survived it, me not being a trampoline-kinda-guy. Since there is a lot of snowboarding activity around here, people use these little boards for practice and trying out tricks. Here's one of Isabella up in the air trying some stunts! BTW, I used one of the January 2015 Lightroom presets for this effect!

Isabella in Mid-air

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7S
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/500
  • Aperture
  • ISO320
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramShutter speed priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+0.3

Climbing the Icemountains

Noizio

If you have a Mac, here’s a good app suggestion – Noizio. It sits up in your task bar and you can have it play up to 10 different background sounds and you can mix them together at will. There are many to choose, from Thunderstorm to Campfire to Paris Cafe.

Daily Photo – Climbing the Icemountains

Well, I didn't climb all the way to the top… seemed a bit scary! So I went up just a little bit to get this shot. Everything was certainly very slippery in Antarctica, so I didn't take too many risks. This shot was taken about 3 AM, when the light was the best. I actually wish the sun got lower, but this was about as low as it got! Next time, if I am lucky enough to go again, I think I'll go a month or so earlier so that the sun is not quite so high around this time of night.

Climbing the Icemountains

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/2500
  • Aperture9
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length25.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Little Girl in Moroccan Mountain Town

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Daily Photo – Little Girl in Moroccan Mountain Town

There was a great group of kids that was running all around the streets of Morocco and chasing me. They all spoke French, so I busted out and started singing La Cigale et la Fourmi! They of course knew all the words and we had a great time. They kept following me around while I was taking photos. At the end of the night, there was just this one little girl remaining.

Little Girl in Moroccan Mountain Town

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/60
  • Aperture
  • ISO6400
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

The Massive Adelie Penguin Colony

Most insane animal?

I am wondering if penguins are the most insane animal ever. I’ve never seen animals spend such a huge amount of time doing such strange things. The amount of time they put into stealing rocks rather than getting new rocks really is funny. Maybe it’s like a game or some other strange social thing happening… I don’t know. Maybe because they have no significant predators that it allows them to spend over 50% of their day doing unproductive, crazy things. I’ll have to ask one of my new penguin researcher friends!

Daily Photo – The Massive Adelie Penguin Colony

Dees penguins is crazay! I sat here and watched them steal rocks and be silly for many hours! It was so fun. This is actually a massive pano made out of 27 photos. You can see on the left a freshwater pond where they get their drinking water. On the other side is the open ocean where they dive through cracks to get their food. All those cracks are caused by the sea ice smashing into this volcanic island. Amazing, really!

The Massive Adelie Penguin Colony

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7M2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/1000
  • Aperture4
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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