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FirstLight Workshops, 2014:

FirstLight”Winter Light on the Chesapeake” 

 

We completed this incredible workshop, the final slideshows from the participants were wonderful.  We will soon be posting those soon, as well as our workshop schedule for the upcoming months.  Stay tuned!

 

 

 

 

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Where’s Jay?


Antarctica / S. Georgia / Falklands

     It’s been about a year since I last was in the Southern Ocean and I’ve just returned from another fantastic National Geographic Expediton to Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands.  With my third trip to the trio, as well as several solo trips to the Antarctic, I’m always reminded of how special these places are.

I feel very fortunate to do what I get to do.  I consider myself a “generalist” photographer, not a sports/wildlife/landscape-specific photographer, and I think that is what keeps my passion for this craft going.  It’s forever a changing panorama in front of my camera; I love the ongoing challenge of finding a new way of capturing the image.

In the Antarctic/S. Georgia/ Falklands, neither the landscape, the wildlife, or the light is ever repeated.  It genuinely feels like a remote and pristine environment, a place that is inexhaustible in its photographic potential.

Hope you enjoy my take on this wonderful place.

Gnoman Rock off of Point Wild

Gnoman Rock off of Point Wild on Elephant Island, within sight of the spot Shackleton’s crew spent 135 days before rescue
Olympus OM-D E-M5 PT-EP08 Housing
9-18mm

 

Gnoman Rock off of Point Wild, very near survival camp of Shackletons group

Gnoman Rock off of Point Wild, very near survival camp of Shackletons group where they spent 135 days before rescue
Olympus OM-D E-M5 PT-EP08 Housing
9-18mm

 

 

Edge of an iceberg
Olympus OM-D E-M1 50-200mm

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A Zodiac heads to the “Bremen” in the early evening Antarctic light
Olympus OM-D E-M1
12-40mm

In Ciera Cove, a female Leopard seal dives into the ice, then attempts launching out of the water to the ice

Following series: In Ciera Cove, a female Leopard seal dives into the ice, then attempts launching out of the water to the ice
Olympus OM-D E-M1 50-200mm

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Gentoo penguin on Baily Head

Gentoo penguin on Baily Head
Olympus OM-D E-M1 50-200mm

Iceberg

Iceberg

    At Point Wild, on Elephant Island, a colony of Gentoo penguins in front of the glacier which abutted the Shackleton survival camp

At Point Wild, on Elephant Island, a colony of Gentoo penguins in front of the glacier which abutted the Shackleton survival camp Olympus OM-D E-M1 50-200mm

 

Macaroni penguin "porpoising"

Macaroni penguin “porpoising”
Olympus OM-D E-M1 50-200mm

Brush tail of King penguin

Brush tail of King penguin
Olympus OM-D E-M1 50-200mm

Water drops of chest of King penguin after emerging from ocean at Gold Harbour in S. Georgia

Water drops of chest of King penguin after emerging from ocean at Gold Harbour in S. Georgia Olympus OM-D E-M1 50-200mm

Water drops on chest of King penguin as it emerges from ocean at Gold Harbour

Water drops on chest of King penguin as it emerges from ocean at Gold Harbour
Olympus OM-D E-M1 50-200mm

Beach scene at Gold Harbour in S. Georgia

Beach scene at Gold Harbour in S. Georgia
Olympus OM-D E-M1 50-200mm

Gold Harbour, South Georgia

Gold Harbour, South Georgia
Olympus OM-D E-M1 50-200mm

King penguins on Gold Harbour, South Georgia

King penguins on Gold Harbour, South Georgia Olympus OM-D E-M1 12-40mm f2.8

On St Andrews in South Georgia, a Skua looks over colony of 200,000+ King penguins...

On St Andrews in South Georgia, a Skua looks over colony of 200,000+ King penguins…Olympus OM-D E-M1 w/50-200mm lens

In Hercules Bay, S. Georgia, a jellyfish as soon from underwater.  Olympus OM-D E-M5 in housing with 9-18mm lens

In Hercules Bay, S. Georgia, a jellyfish as soon from underwater. Olympus OM-D E-M5 in housing with 9-18mm lens

Macaroni penguin preening, Hercules Bay, South Georgia

Macaroni penguin preening, Hercules Bay, South Georgia

Near Stromness, in South Georgia, a fur seal pup reacts to my presence.  Olympus OM-D E-M1 12-40mm lens

Near Stromness, in South Georgia, a fur seal pup reacts to my presence. Olympus OM-D E-M1 12-40mm lens

Near beach on New Island, Falklands

Near beach on New Island, Falklands

Black browed albatross colony in Falklands....Olympus OM-E E-M1 w/12-40mm lens

Black browed albatross colony in Falklands….Olympus OM-E E-M1 w/12-40mm lens

Black browed albatross on Westpoint Island, in Falklands...Olympus OM-D E-M1 w/12-40mm lens

Black browed albatross on Westpoint Island, in Falklands…Olympus OM-D E-M1 w/12-40mm lens

Magellanic penguins near burrows on New Island in the Falklands...Olympus OM-D E-M1 w/50-200mm

Magellanic penguins near burrows on New Island in the Falklands…Olympus OM-D E-M1 w/50-200mm

Striated Caracaras (Johnny Rooks) on New Island, Falklands...Olympus OM-D E-M1 with 50-200

Striated Caracaras (Johnny Rooks) on New Island, Falklands…Olympus OM-D E-M1 with 50-200

On Saunders Island in the Falklands, a group of Macaroni penguin emerge from surf...Olympus OM-D E-M1 w/12-40mm

On Saunders Island in the Falklands, a group of Macaroni penguin emerge from surf…Olympus OM-D E-M1 w/12-40mm