Category: antarctica

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Frank Hurley’s Darkroom and Interesting Poisons in Early C20th Photography

Here is an example of a Paget Screen (the underpinning colour grid that enabled the reproduction of colour in the Paget Process): Here we see typically soft-focus gentle colour produced in this Paget Process portrait of some of the AAE members whilst en route at Macquarie Island (can any of...

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Exciting Times with the Hurley Dolly

Yesterday was the first installation and test of the Hurley Dolley – part of our motion control system for fulldome shooting in Mawson’s Huts. Track systems for cameras and motion control can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, but I estimate ours probably cost less than $500. The track system...

Mawson’s Huts 2009-2010 Expedition

The Mawson’s Huts Foundation 2009-2010 Expedition will depart Tasmania on December 2nd 2009 – returning around January 28th- Feb 1st, 2010. I am the official photographer, videographer and film-maker, undertaking both documentary work and creating my own fulldome feature about the Huts, Antarctica and the oceans. In pursuit of cutting-edge...

Benthos: Visualising the Global Ocean

Benthos: Visualising the Global Ocean

“Benthos” is a project to explore and generate fulldome visualisations of volumetric and multidimensional earth & ocean science datasets.

Frozen in Time

A short preview version of the fulldome (planetarium) movie “Frozen in Time” commissioned by Horizon – The Planetarium

Life Under The Ice – Understanding the Ice Oceans 0

Life Under The Ice – Understanding the Ice Oceans

CAML / ArcOD Video: Promotional science video and data visualisation

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LadyBug Adventures at Mawson’s Hut

Yesterday (Thurs 3rd) I manhauled a sled over to the Main Hut (truly in the manner of the early explorers…) carrying the LadyBug camera, a laptop, several other digital cameras, survival kit and so on – it was quite windy, and that makes it surprisingly tough going with a reasonable...

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Summer Solstice Party & Name-Our-Rap-Group Competition!!!

To celebrate the summer solstice – that is, the longest day and shortest night (not that it makes any difference here as the sun never sets) – we all got dressed up in our best summer casuals and had a feast! The exotic Cape Denison Burgers whipped up by our Gordon Blue Conseurvatrix Mad...

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Jubilee Base Extensions!

Our intrepid builder-architects, Pete McCabe and Jon Tucker, have wrestled with the Beast (the Cobra Rock Drill) and, with amazing rapidity, built the infrastructure for the new Base base – or the Base base extension. The verandah and access to Delaney’s Dunny disappeared for a while, but was resumed by...

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“Spirit of Enderby” visits Mawson’s Huts

Today we had a delightful visit from the Spirit of Enderby – a ship chartered by the New Zealand company Heritage Expeditions, carrying some 60 passengers and crew, who met 8 keen-for-a-shower Mawson’s Huts teamers. Needless to say, we had a great time – showing our guests around the Huts...