Antarctic Solitude

“I took this photograph in January of 2009 on a photographic excursion to the Antarctic Peninsula. The trip was something my father Tom Hassler and I had wanted to do for a while, so when the chance came up, we jumped on board (no pun intended) and set sail. After 2 days of crossing the Drake Passage, the roughest patch of ocean on planet Earth, with nothing but grey skies and sea sickness, we were ecstatic finally reached some areas with nice scenery!

Everyone on the trip’s mood instantly perked up, and we all shot for like 16 hours straight. At that time of year, the sun only dips behind the horizon JUST a tiny bit, so we had almost 24 hour daylight, and “magic hour” was about 6 or 8 hours. This was shot more in the middle of the day, but it’s still one of my favorites from the trip.” - Nate Hassler

Canon 1DS Mark III
24-105mm f4 @ 24mm
ISO 400
Auto exposure mode, +0.67
Multipoint autofocus
Handheld from a moving boat
Minimal post processing (crop, curves, dust removal)


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