Going Under (Svalbard #11)

It might have been the hardest photographic conditions ever in the polar station of Ny Ålesund. Because of the polar night in November, there was only glimpses of light around noon, Other than that only darkness and the lights of the buildings in the worlds northermost settlement. I was taking my free saturday to walk around and to take shots. As i was limited to only little weight on my trip, I had to decide which cameras i can take. For panoramics I decided for the XPAN and the very wide wide wide 30mm lens. Because I knew I had to expose the hell out of the frame, with swing lenses you just have a limit on exposure times. For the landscape picture I might have exposed the picture up to 4 minutes. But it was cold and windy and did I mention cold? So I had set the distance, the frame and aperture in darkness. I used a gorillapod with a release cable and because of the low level and the darkness I had to assume and guess the distance to the objects. I was a game of trial and error. I learned a lot. I am grateful!

30mm arctic e6 expedition exposure long northermost northpole norway panoramic polar science settlement slide station svalbard trip winter xpan
Hasselblad Xpan
wittner chrome 200d
Xpan 30mm
Ny Ålesund
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Going Under (Svalbard #11)

5 Comment

  1. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    "I was a game of trial and error" ... And you achieved it perfectly!!!

  2. wil6ka
    wil6ka ·

    @vicuna love

  3. troch
    troch ·

    Amazing album. Congratulations!!

  4. ivaylo
    ivaylo ·

    Sweet pano!

  5. lonur
    lonur ·

    it was worth it, my friend.

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