Frozen in Time Exhibition New Dates for 2021 – Save the Date!

Last week I wrote about the delay of my upcoming Frozen in Time exhibition as a result of the current COVID-19 lock-down and social isolation measures in place around the world. The exhibition was originally planned to open June 4th this year and run a full month in Melbourne at the Sun Room Gallery at Sun studios in South Melbourne before it travelled to NSW and then onto the United States.

I am excited to announce today that new dates for the exhibition have now been confirmed for next year 2021. The exhibition will open as planned at the Sun Room at Sun Studios in Melbourne on the 4th of June 2021 and will run a full month in Melbourne, Victoria before it travels onward to New South Wales.  The exhibition will still include approximately three dozen of my photographs from both the Arctic and Antarctic captured over a period of ten years.

Iceberg in Antarctica

Self Isolation Freedom Day!

Today is Freedom Day! After fourteen days of self isolation after my return from the East Coast of Greenland I can finally emerge from my home office and makeshift bedroom and enjoy the newly imposed restrictions here in Australia – fate it seems is not without a sense of irony. Freedom day includes a photograph I made in September last year by the shores of a placid lake near the cabin we were using on my Finland workshop. With a soft fog slowly rising at dawn and perfectly still waters the scene was set for some wonderful landscape imagery. Finland in Autumn has quickly become one of my top favourite destinations for both wildlife and landscape photography.

The photograph was taken hand held with the Canon EOS 1DX MK2 with the Canon 16-35mm at ISO800 f11 at 1/500th of a second. I will be returning to Finland in September this year (provided the world returns to some sense of normality) to lead another workshop to this amazing location for Wolves, Wolverine and Bears (only two places remaining).

Self Isolation Day Twelve – Namibia Ghost Town

Day twelve of mandatory self isolation (not long to go now!) includes a photograph I made on my workshop to Namibia in 2019. Taken at the ghost town of Kolmonskop I chose this particular side of the building as the low angle of sun was throwing beautiful warm light into the room and across the sand. Kolmonskop is one of my favourite places in Namibia for landscape photography. The sand filled buildings and cracked and weathered pastel paint make for a wonderful combination. The key to photographing in this location is to pay extra special attention the light and which buildings and rooms are receiving light. Kolmonskop tends to be quite a dreary and solemn place making it perhaps more critical than usual to pay extra special attention to the angle and play of light across the subject.

The photograph was taken tripod mounted with the Canon EOS 1DX MK2 with the Canon 24mm f.35L TSE MK2 w/ Canon 1.4 TC for an effective focal length of approximately 35mm.

Self Isolation Day Ten – Greenland Winter Landscape

Day ten of mandatory self isolation (double digits!) includes a photograph I made in March this year on the East Coast of Greenland during my expedition to photograph Polar Bears on the frozen sea ice (Read the Trip Report). Taken near sunset, with a fog beginning to descend across the freezing ocean, this photograph captures for me the beauty of winter in the Arctic.

The photograph was taken hand held with the Canon EOS 1DX MK3 with the Canon 16-35mm f4L IS.  Camera Settings: ISO800 f6.3 1/1000th of a second.

Photo of the Month April 2020 – Finland Placid Lake

The photograph of the month for April 2020 comes from my Finland workshop in September last year. It has also been a while since I have posted a landscape photograph as my image of the month. Taken very early on a still morning with rising fog by the side of a placid lake near our cabin, this photograph epitomises for me the peace, tranquility and silent beauty of the Finland forest in Autumn. This photograph really works for me on an emotive level. The soft distant trees in combination with the still lake and contrasting reeds gives a strong sense of peace and tranquility.

I will be leading another workshop to this part of northern Finland in October this year (provided the world recovers from the Chinese Wuhan COVID-19 pandemic) for a small group of just six photographers (only two places remaining). Although this workshop is dedicated to the photography of Wolves, Wolverine and Bears it should be noted that there are also many really superb landscape opportunities.