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Ten galleries of images representing David's work, both personal and professional, over the last 8 years.

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Dec 8th

2011

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Antarctica – One Last Postcard

 

One last postcard from Antarctica. We’re on the Drake Passage now, and heading back to Ushuaia before I start the long journey home. What a trip this has been. Daily trips in the zodiacs, time spent on land with fearless penguins and seals, and more time to make photographs than I’ve had in a long time. I’ve got a selection of about 100 final images, from which I want to pull a body of work, perhaps 30 final photographs. Sadly, I’m saving most of those for another project, so it’ll be a while before you see them, but I hope it’ll be worth the wait when you do. I also plan to put together a small Blurb book of the trip. This is the first time in ages I’ve worked on output of a personal nature, instead of putting it out there immediately for consumption.

We saw a small pod of Orca, the Antarctic Killer Whale. Amazing that I lived in Vancouver for 15 years and had to come to the Antarctic to see my first Orca. No photographs to speak of, just the magic of seeing them out there in the mist.

Thanks so much for joining me on this journey, it’s been an incredible adventure, one I hope to repeat every year. I can’t imagine never coming back to this beauty. When I get home I go in for what I hope it the last surgery, and the last you’ll hear about my feet. Then I’m off to San Diego and the Napa Valley to spend my 40th birthday and Christmas. I’ll post something again when I’m home in a few days.

Dec 6th

2011

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Antarctica in Black & White

Today was a blast. We spent the morning in “the Iceberg Graveyard” and the afternoon on Petermann Island. The afternoon landing was incredible. Easily the most beautiful landing so far. I brought only my 300/2.8 lens with me, which turned out to be a mistake, but I made some fun penguin portraits before returning to […]

Dec 6th

2011

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Antarctica – Crabeater Seals

One quick postcard before leaving the Iceberg Graveyard in which we’ve spent the morning chasing ice and seals and dodging a blizzard. The seals were tough, but not for the usual reasons. Most of the time wildlife runs away or buggers off. Not here. Here they just don’t give a damn and it’s all you […]

Dec 6th

2011

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Antarctica – Afloat

We’ve been floating now for something like 5 days, but I haven’t looked at a calendar. Time here passes very differently, in part because the light just sticks around for so long, and in part because so much of this incredible landscape blends into each other after a while. So much beauty is almost overwhelming. […]

Dec 5th

2011

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Paradise Harbour, Antarctica

I’m on a boat, ice-breaking through the Lemaire Channel in Antarctica, the snow is blowing in huge flakes on high winds. Spent this afternoon on a zodiac, again, chasing light and ice. Amazing place. Came back to the boat and had a martini (possibly two) iced with the clearest ice – straight from the antarctic […]