I’m starting a new thing where I guarantee a new entry every Sunday for Passport Members. I figure Sunday is just about the laziest day of the week for most people, so it’s a good day for learning. Make a point to grab your morning coffee (feel free to put some whisky in it), and then sit down to enjoy the weekly video release! Today is one from Antarctica. To get you in the mood, here is my Antarctica Album!
Today’s video release is the 7th video I’ve released from the month I spent in Antarctica. It’s all about exploring another hut, technology, taking photos, and time capsules!
Antarctica: Hut & Cold
I was lucky enough to visit all the huts in Antarctica where explorers from a century ago used to live. It’s really unbelievable they were able to survive. Even more amazing is that all of these huts had a very tiny little dark room for editing photos. I can imagine that the photographer on the trip was probably one of the most popular dudes because there must have been some excitement about the photo creation process. I know how long it takes to manually develop film, so I bet by the time he was finished with the photo there was quite a little celebration. Remember, they didn’t have Netflix (at least, I think).
On the tech side, I also talk a little bit about what happens with long exposures with noise reduction turned on.
Daily Photo – Seals for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (and Seal Snacks)
I took photos in all the huts (as you can see in the album link above) to try to capture not just the details, but the mood. This particular one was so desolate and cold that many members of the expedition chose to stay on the boat, where I can't imagine it was a lot warmer. But, I guess it was fun to come over here and have a seal sandwich or a seal smoothie.