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Water and Ice

20 Feb

The first photo I didn’t take.  It has been taken with our new Tough Camera an Olympus TG-3, bought for snorkelling photos but it’s had it’s first outing at the Antarctic Circle.  Might actually be He Who Suffers first ‘selfie’ taken in earnest.


Meanwhile back in the real world, I read an article today about taking great photos doesn’t depend on the camera you use, that it really comes back to the operator knowing how to take a good photo and knowing how to use post processing to tweak the image to more accurately reflect what your eye saw.  With this in mind I had a play with our landscape westerly view – all binned, got the composition wrong – and a photo of my miniature capsicum.  Mini-capsicum with a crop ‘wins’.  My first crop in Light Room.


Heading South

19 Feb

The day, err night has finally arrived.  After a couple of delays, He Who Suffers is off to the Southern Icy Continent.  Am I jealous?  You bet.  Part of the deal this time is that he had to model his survival kit.  This is the outfit they have to put on while on the plane for landing and take off.  Suffice to say it’s a balmy 18 degrees here at midnight and I was told to hurry up with the photos before he melted.


Going South.

8 Feb

Today my Baby Bear packed her Polo and headed North ready to board the Spirit tomorrow to head back to Uni in Adelaide.  A difficult day for me.

Then in a little over a week He Who Suffers is packing his bags and ‘heading south’ which is the ‘in’ lingo from those in the know who travel to Antarctica to work.  We have had amazingly warm weather this weekend, so it’s not really the ideal thing to be sorting and packing survival gear for the frigid temps of Antarctica.  I got to see each ‘piece’ modelled – one piece at a time, as to dress in it all at once when the sun is shining and the temperature is warm would mean ‘melt down’.

First we have Boots


Next we have Mittens, but I want to know why the sheepskin is on the outside.


Next we have a sample of our ‘water view’, also known as a dam or waterhole.  The local farmer uses the water from this for stock and crop irrigation.


Then because it was a gorgeous day, I took a photo of the vineyard across the valley.  Where we live is in the Coal Valley wine region, we often joke that we live within staggering distance of the ‘local’.