Second Workshop Just Added Auroras/ Night Photography /Glaciers and Ice Caves Added March 6-12, 2013
Our Auroras and ice Caves Workshop in Icelandsold out so fast that we added a second session March 6-12, 2013. This session only has 9 spots left. If you would like to reserve a spot contact
Einar Erlendsson <email@example.com>.
Our Atacama Desert workshop December 3 -11 2012 in Chile is sold out .
Our Antarctica South of the Circle Workshop, February 8-21 has only 4 spots left.
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John Paul Caponigro and I (DPD) in conjunction with Einar Eriendsson and Focus on Naturejust concluded our Iceland Workshop. We had a fantastic time and are already planning to return this coming winter to hold a workshop on Auroras, Ice Caves and glaciers and aerials which we will announce soon. If you would like to
2013 is a super year for auroras – a twelve-year peak. If you are interested in early notification about this workshop which will be limited to 14 people, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
I realized on this trip that Ice is my muse and wanted to share some of the highlights of our Iceland trip which is the first part of our Arctic Adventure. Tomorrow we start out Greenland Workshop and will post those images when I return.
Green algae in pools at crater on Snafellsnes, Iceland
Church on Snafellsnes
Computer screen in lava near summit of crater on
Multicolored lava at crater
Basalt formations on Snafellsnes
Basalt Columns Snafellsnes
Birds foraging for krill in breaking waves
The highest peak in Snafellsnes is snow free for the first time
Car at sunset on Snafellsnes
The aurora as seen in Snafellsnes
Opera house in Reykjavik
Silica flats at Powerplant
Breaking waves in Rekjanes
Crater in the Highlands
Striations in the hillsides of the Highlands
Sheep on a mountainside in the Highlands
Waterfall in the Highlands
Waterfalll in the Highlands
Waterfall in the Highlands
Waterfall in the Highlands
Wall of volcanic crater
Panoramic of entire crater
Obsidian reflecting blue sky near crater
Full moon rising over Heckla Volcano
Rainbow at Seljalandsfoss
Rainbow at Skogarfoss
Storm brewing in South East Iceland
Sculpted ice in Glacial Lagoon
Formation in Glacial Lagoon
Ice on Fallsjokull Glacier
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There were many meaningful moments of the Antarctica/Patagonia trip some of which started long before the trip.
Here are some of the highlights……
BEFORE THE SHIP
Checking various volcano sites every morning at 4:30 and calculating our chances of making it to Buenos Aires and finally Ushuaia.
Finding an alternative way to get to Ushuaia via a 35 hour bus ride from Buenos Aires.
Finally after much anxiety, making it to Ushuaia.
Walking in to my favorite wine store in Ushuaia and they had our pictures behind the counter from our 3 previous trips to the store.
Seeing the trunk of the taxi completely filled with the likes of Zucardi Tempranillos.
Hiring helicopters with JP to bring a group of folks up to the top of the glaciers in Ushuaia completely spur of the moment.
Having everyone arrive in Ushuaia without major problems even though a volcano was canceling flights to Ushuaia and Buenos Aires.
Oh yea, Arthur and Eric.
ON THE SHIP
Getting on the ship and seeing Captain Alexi who had taken us South of the Antarctic Circle when no other ships could get through the ice.
Getting all of our wine onboard the ship.
Having some old and dear friends on the ship and meeting new folks some of whom will be new life long friends.
Getting on my patch so that I didn’t hurl across the Drake.
Figuring how to give lectures while the boat is pitching 30 degrees.
Figuring how to keep crystal wine glasses that we bought on board from smashing as you hold them with one hand and eat with the other.
Crossing the Point of Convergence and feeling a sense of magic and mystery.
Convincing some Zodiac drivers to get just a little closer and then just a little closer to amazing vantage points for icebergs.
Seeing the blue of an iceberg from underneath it.
Seeing the joy of everyone in the zodiacs when we got into the best positions.
Talking about the famous extension pole to get the best vantage points under the ice.
Having Campbell Gunn tell me that one of the zodiac rides with me was his best photographic day of his life.
Getting to stand on three icebergs.
Sitting in a zodiac with Linc, and Nancy and Eric from Syracuse University that I went to school with in 1979.
Finding that my dear friend JP is truly having impact on my life. I learned how to sleep almost instantly by studying how he did this on the trip.
Finding that some of my best images from the trip look like JP shot them.
Trying to find something to argue about with JP about and still being unsuccessful in this department.
Seeing the smile on Jeffrey Neu’s face even when he was close to being banned from Antarctica.
Oh yea, Arthur and Eric..
AFTER THE SHIP
Having Louisa Michelin translate and to assure me that even though my passport was filled that she would help me get through Chile.
Seeing the Perito Moreno glacier and then getting to hike up it.
Arthur and Eric..
Most amazing of all is trying to write down my memories and realizing that I could go on and on and on. THIS WAS AN AMAZING JOURNEY….
And now for some image highlights…
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TBA most likley August 2012
With World Renowned Photographers
John Paul Caponigro, Seth Resnick,
– TO be placed on advance list Email Greenland@sethresnick.com
Our Antarctica 2011 workshop sold out fast!
John Paul Caponigro and I are organizing a new Arctic (Iceland, Greenland, and Spitsbergen) digital photography workshop/cruise during the end of August or early September 2012.
Our itinerary will be similar to this voyage but customized to maximize photographic opportunities. Geothermals, glaciers, fjiords, icebergs, whales, walrus, and polar bear are only a few of the trip’s highlights.Creativity, exposure, workflow, and post-processing are only a few of the topics presented.
You can be among the first to reserve a space and get your choice of cabins by requesting to be placed on our pre-announce list.We’ll alert you with more information as soon as details become firm.Your contact information will remain confidential.Share on Facebook
We are putting together another trip to Antarctica:)
Antarctica Trip – Nov 30 – Dec 10 2011 – early signup
At long last, we are contacting you with the latests details about our Antarctica 2011 workshop.
We had hoped to be in touch with you much sooner. There have been many delays with the travel company we’ve worked with in the past Quark. We didn’t want to contact you until we had firm details. We do now.We still plan to visit the highlights of the Antarctic Penninsula – Deception Island (sailing into an active volcano), Paradise Bay (gliding below slowly calving glaciers), Neko Harbor (walking up to the edge of and looking down at a calving glacier), Lamaire Channel (sailing through mountain peaks at sunset), Plenneau Bay (iceberg graveyard) and many more.
Our timing (November 30 – December 10) is early in the season when the ice is great, the weather is good, and the penguins are nesting.
There will be many lectures, demonstrations, and reviews – more than in previous voyages.
There will be special guest instructors – soon to be announced. (We’ve got a killer list.)
The cost of the trip is based on the type of berth you opt for – single, double, or triple occupancy.We are traveling on one of Quark’s most comfortable boats the Ocean Nova.
$7,990 (shared triple berth)
$9,990 (shared double berth)
$14,990 ( single berth)
These rates include all on board expenses; travel, room, board, lectures, etc.
They do not include airfare to and from Ushuaia, Argentina.
After long negotiations, we have been limited to one payment option.All participants will need to make a full non-refundable commitment to the trip.
We realize not all of you are either willing or able to make this financial commitment at this time.
We hope that enough of you are able to do this so we can make a 2011 voyage.
We’re writing to you now to inquire if you are among those willing and able to make this commitment now (within the next four weeks).
The fee is transferable – you can sell or gift a spot to someone else.
In addition, we recommend Quark’s travel insurance which will protect your investment should you need to make a cancellation later.
Funds will not be collected by Quark until we have positive responses from enough people (we’ll alert you in the next ten days) and Quark is ready to receive funds (several weeks).
Availability on this trip is limited and will be handled on a first come first serve basis.
The first three voyages sold out in as little as 72 hours.
Even if you are not able to make this commitment at this time, we’d like to hear from you, about whether you are still interested in making this voyage with us and what type of berth you’re interested in.
In short, all we need from you at this time is to hear back from you.
1 You are willing and able to make this commitment now. Your preference of berth types.
2You are unable to make this commitment now but will be able to do so at a later date. Your preference of berth types.
We hope to hear from you very soon (please email us).
And we look forward to recontacting you shortly thereafter.
Our very best wishes,
John Paul Caponigro
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