Antarctica with a Leica M6

I have a few black and white photos taken at Casey Station, Antarctica last summer. All taken down near the wharf. All with my Leica M6, Voigtlander 35mm lens and Kodak Tri-X film. Straight off the scanner.

 

rgatfield_antarctica_leicaM6_summer1314_webres3 When you’re near the water taking photos or doing anything really, the penguins come from all over to visit you, see what your up too, hang for a while, then leave. This one came from the ocean and left, seen here on his way back for a swim.rgatfield_antarctica_leicaM6_summer1314_webres4  Some sea ice accumulated near the rocks. rgatfield_antarctica_leicaM6_summer1314_webres2 The ice/snow on the foreshore is undercut by the water movement. rgatfield_antarctica_leicaM6_summer1314_webresA small iceburg floating around the bay.

The trip down south.

We made it down to Casey station on Thursday. Big day but it’s all happening now. Yesterday a few of us have already gone out and camped in the snow overnight for the first instalment of field training. Photos from that day/night to come, but here are a few from the trip down in the plane and shortly after arriving.

Below: Wilkins Aerodrome, where we land and then start the bus/Hagg ride to Casey Station.antarctica_wilkins_airstrip_plane_runway_ice_arrival_webres

Two Hagglunds, one green, one red. One bus, named Pricilla.antarctica_transport_bus_haags_webres

The most south i have ever been, right on the Antarctic Circle. 66° 33′ 44″antarctica_antarctic_circle_60_degrees_webres

Wilkins Aerodrome, landed and getting ready for the bus ride.antarctica_wilkins_airstrip_ice_arrival_webres

Getting off the plane.antarctica_plane_ice_arrival_webres

Just before decent to land, we all got into our survival gear.antarctica_inside_plane_passengers_cabin_webres

Sea ice.antarctica_window_view_seaice_snow_iceburgs_cabin_webres

View from the window.antarctica_window_view_seaice_cabin_webres

An open cockpit on these planes.antarctica_pilots_cabin_webres

My carry on luggage, while waiting in Hobart to depart.antarctica_survival_cabin_luggage_webres