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.

Self Isolation Day Nine – Snowy Owl Take Off

Day nine of mandatory self isolation (getting closer to freedom!) includes a photograph I made in January this year of a Snowy Owl on my Snowy Owl workshop in Canada. Snowy Owls are without doubt my favourite bird to photograph. They are incredibly majestic with iridescent yellow eyes. This particular photograph works for me because of the gesture and position of the bird as it takes off.

The photograph was taken hand held with the Canon EOS 1DX MK2 with the Canon 400mm f2.8L IA MK3.  Camera Settings: ISO800 f5.6, 1/1000th of a second. I will be leading another workshop for Snowy Owls in January 2021 (provided the world recovers from the Chinese Wuhan COVID-19 pandemic) for a small group of just six photographers (only one place remaining).

 

Self Isolation Day Eight – Finland Autumn Stillness

Day eight of mandatory self isolation includes another photograph I made in September last year on my northern Finland workshop (Read the Trip Report). Taken very early on a still morning with rising fog 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.

The photograph was taken hand held with the Canon EOS 1DX MK2 with the Canon 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 IS MK2 at 70mm.  Camera Settings: ISO800 f14, 1/1250th of a second. 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).

 

Self Isolation Day Seven – Finland Autumn Tranquility

Day seven of mandatory self isolation (half way there!) includes another photograph I made in September last year on my northern Finland workshop (Read the Trip Report). 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.

The photograph was taken hand held with the Canon EOS 1DX MK2 with the Canon 70-200mm F42.8 IS MK3 at 70mm.  Camera Settings: ISO800 f14, 1/1250th of a second. 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).

When it Goes Wrong – East Coast of Greenland in Winter

Just for fun, here is some Go-Pro footage of a snow mobile roll over from my East-Greenland expedition to photograph Polar Bears in winter in March 2020 (Read the Trip Report).  Weather conditions had deteriorated extremely rapidly with very poor visibility and I took a wrong turn  (very easy to do) into a deep, snow filled ravine and did not see the rising snow bank on my right hand side. By the time I realised I was on a steepening slope the snow mobile was already rolling over. Thankfully, it did end well and I was able to right the machine with some man handling and get back to our cabin.