We’ve been on the Ocean Diamond for 3 days now, and this morning we hit land in Antarctica after a beautiful time navigating the Lemaire Channel. In a few hours we’ll land again, this time at Circumcision Bay on Peterman Island. The weather has been astonishing, though it made the Drake Passage such a tame journey it barely feels we’ve earned the incredible vistas. Still, there are 6 of us and we’ve had an amazing time so far. The hard drives fill up in the evenings while we sit with a drink, and this morning’s zodiac ride found us a piece of crystal clear ice, likely thousands of years old, from which we made spectacular martinis. Hey, it’s not all work, work, work down here.
I edited this with a quick white point and black point adjustment in Lightroom 4, then used one of the presets from my personal LR4 preset collection, the Midtone Lift + Vignette + Clarity preset.