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Antarctica from Above

Daily Photo – Antarctica from Above

One of the things I enjoyed the most (and there were lots) when in Antarctica was being able to view it from above as we flew about in the various planes and helicopters. It’s hard to know before going how varied it might be. Would it mostly be flat, icy nothingness? Definitely not and even when things were quite flat there was always something interesting to see, like these weird shapes in the ice.

Antarctica from Above

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-01-15 12:32:03
  • CameraILCE-7S
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/4000
  • Aperture4
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length23.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias-0.7

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Steppingstones in Antarctica

Daily Photo – Stepping Stones in Antarctica

These do look a bit like steppingstones, I think. Probably wouldn’t be wise to use them as such though…

Stepping Stones in Antarctica

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-01-20 16:09:50
  • CameraILCE-7S
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/320
  • Aperture11
  • ISO125
  • Focal Length27.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Ancient. Antarctica.

Daily Photo – Ancient. Antarctica.

I lived in Antarctica for about a month, and it was one of the best experiences of my life. I stayed at the New Zealand base (called Scott Base) along with about 100 other people. They were mostly scientists doing all kinds of strange research like looking at penguin poop and stuff. While there I would go out on little adventures with different groups of scientists and on this one, I was with someone that tags Orcas.

From the new NFT drop on Foundation

Ancient. Antarctica.

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-01-18 09:10:13
  • CameraILCE-7S
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/2500
  • Aperture9
  • ISO320
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-0.3

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Slow Time in Antarctica

Daily Photo – Slow Time in Antarctica

Here’s a shot I got out of the helicopter on the way from one camp to another. The whole place is so raw and wild… since I had a double major in Geophysics (which I quit because of an argument with the professor), I’ve always been interested in geology and rocks. So being down here was a real treat… not that I could identify much at all, but still wonderful to see a unique landscape like this!

Slow Time in Antarctica

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-01-13 00:53:49
  • CameraILCE-7S
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/8000
  • Aperture
  • ISO50
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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A Tear in the Ice

What Are Machine Elves?

Great question! A lot of people ask me about why I named the new company “Machine Elf” – well if you read this article on Machine Elves then you’ll have a better idea!

Daily Photo – A Tear in the Ice

Flying over the bleak icescape of Antarctica allows for countless minimalist scenes. I was very lucky to be part of the Antarctica NZ team. This means we had access to quite a few helicopter flights… I was able to get my camera out the window to take some of these photos… but wow were my fingers ever cold. I could barely even push down the shutter button.

A Tear in the Ice

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-01-20 09:45:24
  • CameraILCE-7S
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/4000
  • Aperture4
  • ISO125
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias-0.3

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Emergency Pickup in Antarctica

Here’s Where the Starman is Located?

Check out this rather hilarious website that shows exactly where Elon’s Roadstar is currently located in space.

Daily Photo – Emergency Pickup in Antarctica

After being stuck out in the Dry Valleys for much longer than expected, our friend Hef finally came in with a pickup. There’s actually a ton of equipment that has to be picked up too in addition to all our poop and pee. They take poop and pee very seriously out there… not one drop left behind.

Emergency Pickup in Antarctica

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-01-17 20:43:27
  • CameraILCE-7S
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/8000
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO500
  • Focal Length17.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1.3

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