Category: antarctica


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...


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


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...


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...


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...


“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...