Dec 5th


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Antarctica: Mostly Blue

The colours here, every blue you’ve ever seen, and others you’ve only dreamed of, are unbelievable. John Paul Caponigro said something interesting yesterday, he said, “we’ll go home and people will assume we’ve boosted the saturation in Photoshop. We’ll tell them we haven’t, but that we really should in order to make it look the way it really felt.” He’s right. No saturation boost here, but I swear the colours are really much more vibrant. There’s a luminosity that is almost shocking. I am in love with this blue place.

*BTW, to clarify, when I mentionned the “polar bear swim” the other day I didn’t mean to imply that there are polar bears here. There aren’t. It’s just a term for the ludicrous phenomenon of stripping down to nothing but shorts and going for a swim in stupidly cold water because, well, other people are doing it too. It explains the nasty cold I’ve got now. :-)

Dec 4th


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Postcard from Cuverville Island

We’re camped out at Cuverville Island right now, spent the afternoon wet and bounced around in Zodiacs chasing ice. You wouldn’t believe the colours. I’ll show you something from this afternoon soon; in the mean-time here’s a pair of penguins.

Dec 3rd


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Half Moon Island

We spent this morning on Half Moon Island after our first peaceful night off the Drake Passage. We woke to gorgeous light and just after 8am were in Zodiacs bouncing to shore. People keep asking me what I most want to photograph, and at this point I still don’t know. A new place like this […]

Dec 2nd


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The Drake Passage

To say that it takes some time to get to Antarctica is an understatement. After 20 hours in the air and a couple days in Ushuaia, we boarded the Quark Expeditions vessel, Ocean Nova. Then for 48 hours we sailed south. You’ve never seen so many people wearing sea sickness patches behind their ears, nor […]

Nov 29th


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December 2011 Wallpaper

Ushuaia, Argentina, 2011. After the woeful neglect of last month, I’m desperate not to leave you without something to put on your desktop. This is as fresh as it gets. Shot this this morning, and if you keep scrolling down to the blog post below, you can read more. This is a 2560 x 1600 […]