ANTARCTICA The Frozen Continent
Lenticular clouds are painted by the colors of a glorious Antarctica
Blue iceberg in antarctic waters
Panoramic scene of antarctic ocean waters near the mainland: tall, black and partly snow-covered peaks near the shoreline; dark blue to black ocean water with several floating icebergs, including those unique "blue ice" icebergs resembling giant gem stones.
Notice the single penguin standing at the very end of this iceberg (right side near water level). TO SEE A LARGER VERSION OF THIS PICTURE SELECT THE SIZE "ORIGINAL", AT THE BOTOOM OF THE PICTURE.
This will give a reference on the size of this iceberg.
Panorama composed in PS from 4 original pictures. A lot of overlap is done from one picture to
another in order to record detail and also because we were moving in the ship and the composition
was changing each second.
Las Islas Melchior son un grupo de pequeñas islas que se encuentran justo al norte de la costa de la península antártica en el estrecho de Gerlache. A pesar de ser un grupo de islas pequeñas, estas presentan uno de los litorales de costa marítima más hermosos de toda el círculo antártico. En esta foto se pueden apreciar las hermosas montañas de roca volcánica cubiertas por una perenne capa de hielo y nieve y flanqueadas por inmensos glaciares.
Durante la gran parte del año el clima de esta región es nublado y con vientos y corrientes marinas que no permiten la navegación próxima a estas costas sin embargo, durante nuestra corta visita el clima y la luz fueron ideales no solo para fotografía sino también para disfrutar del espectacular paisaje.
Foto panorámica compuesta en PS CS2 de cuatro fotos.
Canon 1Ds Mark II
Canon 70-200 mm f/2.8L USM
ISO- 200 Luz ambiental –
Gitzo MK2 Reporter Carbon Fiber Tripod
Wimberley WH101 Head w/Quick Release C30
Sunset at Melchor Island
This is a cropped version of an original panorama composed from 12 images.
About 20% of the picture from the right side was cropped before uploading it
to pBase. It was created in PS.
Photographers visiting Cormorant Colony
A group of photographers from our group visited a large colony of blue-eyed cormorants
at Paulet Island.
Paulet Island is a relatively young inactive volcano with a recent active past and a small shallow
caldera which we ended visiting right after photographing the cormorant's colony.
South Georgia - Antarctica
Argentina's Meteorologic / Scientific Station - ORCA Station -
This station is ran by Argentina's scientists.
We visited the station while they were celebrating their aniversary
and we were invited to join them. They gave us a tour of the station and all
the installations, as well as hot chocolate, coffee and snaks. They were all
very nice and wellcomed our group.
We bought some souvenirs at a small giftshop.
THE STATION IS IN THE EXTREME LEFT OF THE PICTURE.
The Neumayer-Channel is a short ocean channel between to adjacent islands near the western coast of the
antarctic mainland. These two islands, Wiencke and Anvers, are separated by a narrow stretch ocean channel.
Arguably, the Neumayer Channel has one of the most spectacular scenic views in any antarctic adventure, and
most ships will cruise its waters and frequently make a stop at Port Lockroy, in Wiencke Island, where a restored
scientific station (currently operates as a museum for visitors) remains opens few months a year and also is
home of a large gentoo penguin colony, as well as blue-eyed cormorants
Panoramic image stitched in Photoshop CS2 from four images.