Be Careful What You Wish For

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by Arctic Photog, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. Arctic Photog

    Arctic Photog Mu-43 Regular

    May 20, 2010
    Canada's Arctic
    Well I was home for 2 nights from my last trip to Baffin Island when I was informed that I had to return the next day. :frown: I was on my way to Kimmirut to supervise the unloading of a fuel tanker. On the morning I was leaving the winds were gusting to 93 kph :eek:, I thought the flight would be canceled but the charter company said it would be no problem. Well I survived another terrifying flight or should I say roller coaster ride in the sky. :2thumbs:

    Here are a few shots I managed to get in between working.

    This is the MS Nanny one of the tankers I work with

    Here she is anchored and ready to start pumping off fuel

    This is the small village of Kimmirut

    I took this shot while standing atop a million liter diesel tank

    Some of the shots could have been better but I worked around the clock for about 40 hours with no sleep.

    Thanks for looking
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  2. Auntiepode

    Auntiepode Mu-43 Regular

    Wow! What glorious desolation!
  3. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Arctic, I think these are really nice. You're getting wonderful results with your camera but you also have the eye for that landscape up there. Such a different world, so still looking.

    There's something about that first one and the fog rolling over the mountains in the last... Quite lovely, but I don't envy you your flights, that's for sure!:eek:
  4. hmpws

    hmpws Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 24, 2010
    Auckland, New Zealand
    I really like your perspective and composition (and of course the nice scenery that was captured in your photos)!
  5. Bokeh Diem

    Bokeh Diem Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 14, 2010
    See the mist covering the inlet in the distance? Neat?

    Great colour in those shots.

    Bokeh Diem
  6. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    Thank you, Artic Photog, for sharing some interesting views of a part of the world of which I barely know anything !

    Stay safe,
  7. Arctic Photog

    Arctic Photog Mu-43 Regular

    May 20, 2010
    Canada's Arctic
    Thanks for the comments everyone

    The E-PL1 has got me back into making photos of the things I enjoy. I used to always bring my Nikon DSLR with me but I never used it that much. Now with the PEN I can keep it around my neck as I work and it doesn't get in the way.

    Awesome little camera :2thumbs:
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