The latest issue of Australian Geographic Magazine – May / June 2014 features a double page spread of one of my favourite photographs from Antarctica. A photograph I titled ‘Fortress’ for its giant castellated peaks and ominous presence. I took this photograph back in 2011 on my November Antarctica expedition and it has remained one of my favourite images from subsequent repeat visits to the Great White Continent. We were very fortunate to come across this incredible iceberg under dark and moody overcast skies as we cruised up the Gerlache Strait and I recall thinking to myself conditions could not have been more perfect to photograph this leviathan.
As I have written about here on my blog before this photograph was taken with a 17mm Tilt Shift lens from the deck of the Ocean Nova on my Canon EOS 1DS MKIII. I used the lenses shift mechanism to lower the perspective and give the impression the photograph was taken closer to the water. A higher resolution version of this photograph can be seen on my website in the Antarctica Portfolio and prints are available from my gallery in Brighton Australia and Aspen in the USA. Please contact me for sizes, edition availability and pricing.