Shutters

During our work session yesterday, my sister suggested I create a ‘gratitude’ post, perhaps with photos. A few minutes later, I came across the word ‘shutters’ in my list of possible galleries. In the heat of a Tuscan heat wave, I am grateful for the shutters on my apartment windows—they block the sun during the day and help keep the apartment a little cooler.

I’m grateful for these shutters because they are interesting and photogenic!

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Postcards from Malta

Places like Malta make me want to spend my time going around looking at beautiful sights and taking photos.

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Antarctic light

Light in Antarctica—otherworldly, mysterious, dramatic, stark, muted—I’ve used each of these words to try to describe it. Perhaps the images will convey its qualities better.

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At sea

If it hadn’t been for the expedition photographer, I might not have used my camera much on the days we were at sea. However, at a workshop he gave, he suggested we could capture interesting images at sea by incorporating the ship into the image. We took up the challenge!

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Ice

The original title of this post was Icebergs, but it turns out there are parameters for classifying a frozen chunk of freshwater an iceberg. An iceberg must be five meters above sea level, 30-50 meters thick, and cover a minimum area of 500 square meters. Smaller chunks of ice are called growlers or bergy bits. Like icebergs, they can come from a glacier, but can also be broken-off pieces of an iceberg.

Whatever they are called, there is a fascinating variety in size, shape, and color.

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