With the short daylight hours during the winter months here at Mawson and many of us having brought with us a myriad of camera equipment some of us experimented with light painting.
Light painting is done by leaving the camera’s shutter open for extended periods of time to allow light to move around the frame of a stationary camera. This burns the image into the camera’s sensor or film leaving streaks of light. With a torch or battery operated light on a short rope, spirals and orbs can be photographed.
Photography in general is a very popular pastime down south however light painting is a hobby for me at home in Melbourne so I really wanted to have a play with what could be done here in Antarctica.
On an a few overnight stays on Béchervaise Island I managed to wrangle some of the other expeditioners into standing in the cold and spinning some lights with me. Thank you Leon, Mark and Alex, I think our photos turned out great.