The Lemaire Channel was definitely one of the highlights of my Antarctica trip last December. It’s a narrow channel Booth Island and mainland Antarctica and was first traversed in 1898 when the Belgian expedition leader named it for Charles Lemaire, a Belgian explorer of the Congo.
It probably left such a big impression on me because it was the first place we got really close to when we got to Antarctica and also because of the incredibly still waters in the channel. We were there on a beautiful windless day and the waters were reflecting the surrounding mountains like a mirror (this is another shot I blogged at the time from there). The image below is of the towering mountains on the mainland and as you can see I chose to process it in black and white to be able to push the contrasts and bring out as much as possible the reflections in the dark water surface.
I still have quite a few more images to post from Antarctica, but I am almost intentional in my slowness to process them. This way, I can almost make the Antarctica experience last longer. 🙂