Making Something Out Of Nothing
Greetings and salutations!
My name is Glenn Guy and I'm one of the Masters over at The Arcanum.
It's one thing to be able to make a beautiful photo in a stunning location under ideal conditions. Great to witness and easy to photograph. A tour guides dream.
But life's not always like that and, more often than not, you just have to do the best you can with the gear you have, the subject or scene in front of you and the light and weather present at the time. Talk about being in the now!
This photo was made, during a snowstorm, at Port Foster just off Whalers Bay on Deception Island in Antarctica. The wind was howling and the snow pelting at me horizontally. It was tough, but exciting.
The photo was made during a photo tour I co-run to Antarctica. My responsibility was to my customers: to keep them interested and photographing, despite the conditions. Along the way I managed to make a few photos for myself.
This scene, due to the stark nature of the environment and it's inherent textural qualities, made it a good candidate for black and white.
Not everyday produces a portfolio quality image, but everyday you photograph is a good day as it allows you to explore your creative side.