12. My eyes hurt, I need to rest…
My eyes hurt, I need to rest. After lunch I started to edit in Photoshop the photos I took on my last trip to Antartica. Thousands of photos, those who have already seen them say they are fantastic. They say I’m good with the camera.
I’m never satisfied, myself. Everything seems trivial and I am convinced that there is a lot more to invent in the photography field!
I think that photography is the new art. I found modern art incomprehensible and too much in the hands of dealers who made the good and bad weather along with collectors who decide who to launch in the orbit of success!
A true artist with great talent but without the knowledge of the right people will never be anyone!
Sorry, I got distracted; I was talking about my trip to the South Pole, to Antarctica.
A fantastic experience! The first fifteen days of December we embarked on an icebreaker at the tip of Argentina for the crossing to Antarctica. It took us three days to get there and we spent about eight days among the glaciers.
Unfortunately the weather was not the best, no rain or snow, but the sky was too white, unable to deliver the right light for amazing color effects.
The whales accompanied us in our every move.
We traveled at night and in the mornings we used the zodiac to visit the atolls and the icebergs that rose from the water like huge sculptures…
A wonderful feeling, seals or sea lions swam under our boats, at times, put their heads out as if to say hello…
The penguin lives in communities of thousands. They do not fear the humans. Even when they are sitting on their eggs or over their babies to heat them with their mother’s feathers!
The Leopard Seals are among the most dangerous animals, a sort of big Walruses with huge fangs. They are capable of swallowing a penguin in an instant.
My camera was always pointed at everything that excited me. The reflections in the ice are incredible. The perfect white ice with the reflections of light with blue veins, sometimes turquoise.
It seems that icebergs have interior lighting that illuminate the cracks.
Huge sculptures, I was amused to find a resemblance to other forms, a horse, an elephant…
The boat worked its way through fragments of ice and penguins wandering around there.
I tried not to use gloves when using my camera, so my fingers were as cold as ice!
Life on the ship was fun, fewer than 80 passengers, of all nationalities, young and old, all with the same goal to discover something different… We made friends during lunch and dinner.
I liked to hear and tell stories. For many of them I was not known and I was pleased.
I like how they feel, a fan of a new adventure and life!
At my next adventure…
A big kiss
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