Home Away from Home

NOTE:  This post originally appeared as a new page while I was rushing to upload something just before we boarded the boat.  I have re-posted it here.

The Polar Pioneer, our home for the next 14 days as we explore the coldest, driest,  and windiest place on earth.  Here we come Antarctica.

OK, we are all off to the boat for boarding…….No more communication for the next 15 days.  You can check my Facebook page for daily updates.

Quick Review of the Antarctica Adventure

I returned with more than 2,500 images, so the sorting and processing will take a long time.  My kit consisted of Nikon D4, D3x, and Hasselblad H5D bodies.  No glass longer than my 70-200, which left me longing for a bit more reach a few times.  Upon first review, the Hasselblad has returned some incredible images, just as I had hoped for.  The resolving power of the D3x with its weather protection was the workhorse for all of my shore landings.  So without further ado, here is my first image processed in the field with lots more to come.

Cheers and happy photo’ing

Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

The three of us left BA early this am (from AEP) bound for Ushuaia, our jumping off point for the Antarctica adventure aboard the Polar Pioneer.  Concerned about the overall weight of our camera gear, we devised several different means to address our potential non-compliance with carry-on weight restrictions.  Most of the flight was uneventful however, once the sun was up we were treated to incredible views of the Andes and our first view of the bottom of the world, or the end of the world as the locals call it.

Buenos Aires from the air at 0445.  Sony NEX-6.  Some crazy automatic settings

I had no clue that BA was this large of a city.  We enjoyed our limited time the BA and everyone agreed that it is a place that we need to return to.

Kathy (aka Bag Lady) with Gura Gear and BAD bags, a great and unbeatable combination

Technical packing to avoid weight limits.  In the end, it was not needed.  Sony NEX-6