Freeze Frame

The shot came to me during a field trip to Mt Rumdoodle. The sun was setting over the David Range and cast a wonderful light over these huge boulders precariously balanced on pedestals of ice on their laggard march to the coast. The composition fell into place, the scene begged for a half stop under at full depth of field on the Bronica 6×4.5. An 8 second exposure on Velvia 50 film captured the image I saw through the lens.

James Dragisic is the Plant Inspector wintering at Mawson Station in 2002. His love of Antarctica is second only to his passion for photography. The highlight of his involvement as leader of 3 PCMEGA traverses this season (which are described in this issue of Australian Antarctic Magazine) will be the opportunity to capture the grandeur of the remote Prince Charles Mountains on film.