Postcard from Antarctica: Pleneau Island
Another day in Antarctic waters. Yesterday it was Pleneau Island and Peterman Island. This morning we woke to more sunshine and dramatic mountains rising, seemingly, straight out of ice-strewn water, black, clear and deep. Weather’s been a treat – warm and sunny – and a change from the mood and drama of last year. Secretly I’m hoping for a return to that kind of weather. But you take what you can get. Right now it’s all polarizers all the time, though the dynamic range, with all this reflected light, doesn’t require much in the way of graduated ND filters, which keeps fumbling with gear down to a minimum. OK, gotta run, I’ve got more layers to put on than I have time to do it in and I’ve got a zodiac with my name on it.