This book contains pictures from my trip to Antarctica in 2010. Before we reached the Last or Seventh Continent we visited the Falkland Islands and South Georgia. Photos of these subantarctic islands are included as well.
Antarctica is nicknamed the White Continent. This misnomer denies the stunning palette of colours, as does the nickname the Blue Continent. True, the white of snow and glaciers and the blue of icebergs are the colours or lack of colours a visitor will notice first. Looking a little further he will see most beautiful hints of other colours, like salmon-pink guano, different tones of grey in rocks, water that colours from liquid coal to silver or gold, icebergs that turn from white and blue to pink and orange after sunset. Added to this he will find green moss and tussock grass in the subantarctic region. Altogether it's like a painter's palette filled with all possible different tones of certain colours.
THERE ARE NO PHOTOS OF PEOPLE (EXCEPT FOR THE PHOTOGRAPHER'S PHOTO IN THE FLAP) INCLUDED IN THIS BOOK..
Ilse Koning THE PHOTOGRAPHER For me photography is an extension of the natural impulse to explore the larger world. On my travels around the world I visited beautiful places, and always had a camera with me. Gradually, over time, I wondered: how can I better capture the essence and feeling of what I saw, experienced and felt. That was the point that I started to follow several courses in photography and more important to practice a lot more to develop more skills as a photographer. There is still a world to explore for me, literally and in photography. On my trip to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica (2009-2010) I fell in love with the sense of magnitude and moody isolation of this part of the world. That is what I tried to capture in my pictures. And I hope that is what you will find in this book.