Svalbard late summer

September 03, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

Tomorrow the workshop with Seth Resnick and John Paul Caponigro starts. I can't wait! We have arrived on Spitsbergen, and have taken an extra day in Longyearbyen to stock up on wool underwear and see that wonderful place again. The ship leaves tomorrow, so today we took a "safari trip" to sea. A very rough ride, so I almost gave up on photography, for fear of ruining my equipment before a two week workshop where everything needs to work 100 %!

We did get a few shots of a bird cliff in Isfjorden, near Grumant, but of course it is abandoned by the Brünnichs guillemots and puffins at this time. We saw a few puffins at sea, and some fulmars and kittiwakes are still around.

But the cliffs are still there, and since there were no oil-spill-vulnerable species to distract me - I could look for colour, shape and light.

First a view from Adventsfjorden, right across the bay from Longyearbyen.

 

An abandoned bird cliff

When we flew in yesterday, we flew in from the north and came out of the clouds to see fresh snow on the tops of the mountains in Adventsdalen. I guess we can say summer is over for this year.

 

And finally a few from Longyearbyen. Oh, well. You know I'm not a town person, so forgive me for fotographing a plant and some cultural heritage instead!

The rest of the Svalbard images are in the gallery on Zenfolio.

Tomorrow the workshop starts, and the crowd seems to be a good one. We are having fun together already, and everyone is really great! I hope to learn so much, hoping to move away from my usual stuff and become more creative, to see landscapes within the landscapes and not just document my surroundings. I've come to the right place, so it's up to me!

Thank's for looking!

Images 1-6: Olympus E5, Zuiko 12-60 lens

Others Olympus E-PL3 with 14-40 kit lens.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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