Category Archives: Science

Antarctica: A Year On Ice

This evening I was fortunate to see the documentary movie Antarctica: A Year On Ice. The film was directed by Anthony Powell and it looks at the lives of people who live at the McMurdo Station year round. In the Winter they have to endure four months of never ending darkness. It was visually stunning and I enjoyed the time lapse photography. It’s a dream of mine to one day take images in Antarctica.

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Turquoise Blue

Summer will soon be here and I look forward to exploring western Canada and taking some images with my camera. The beautiful turquoise blue colour of this glacial lake in the Canadian Rockies is caused by the refraction of light off the rock flour which is deposited on a continual basis. I was fortunate to be there very early in the morning last summer.

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The Earth at Night

This video is composed of images taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station. It shows the lights from major cities, lightning and the Aurora Borealis. It’s simply amazing.

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Super Moon

© Jens Preshaw

Last night was an amazing evening for photographer’s to be outside with their cameras. It was a rare combination of clear skies and a ‘Super Moon’ or ‘Perogee Moon’. The full moon was at its closest point to the Earth and was 14% bigger and 30% brighter than any of the other full moons in 2012. There was also the highest high tides and lowest low tides during this time, although the difference was only a few centimeters. The image above is a 30 second exposure of the Coast Mountains bathed in the moonlight.

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