oopoomoo goes to Antarctica!

We are thrilled and delighted to be going to Antarctica on an 18 day photographic symposium. And we are leaving today! It has been a crazy summer and fall with a tonne of workshops, seminars and our photographers in residence program at Aurum Lodge winding down. And now we end the year with nearly a month in Buenos Aires and Antarctica! Who knows what is next on our crazy year long sabbatical?

©Darwin Wiggett - Wow a cruise - so exciting!

©Darwin Wiggett – Wow a cruise – so exciting!

We have decided to go light on this trip with just a cropped sensor dSLR  and a couple of lenses each. We want to make sure that we spend a lot of time engaged with nature and not distracted by a bunch of camera gear – a light kit will allow us to enjoy our trip of a lifetime and still snap a photo or two if it feels appropriate.

In the meantime we’ll be away from the blog, our email and our oopoomoo Facebook group. We hope you continue to post and interact there shooting for the November theme of backways and alleyways for a chance to win our Photography Fundamentals eBook bundle. While we’re away, we’ll have blog posts scheduled for your reading pleasure. And we’ll still have a December photography challenge to keep things rolling on the Facebook page – watch for the December challenge announced here on the blog (hint: it may have something to do with our upcoming article in Popular Photography on winter abstracts!) It seems we can’t escape shooting snow and ice but now we’ll have penguins in the mix! The prize for December’s challenge winner is a copy of Darwin’s career retrospective, 50 at 50. Thanks to all for your support and participation and most of all inspiration. We’ll talk soon.

I probably won;t miss all this crap? Give me a wee kit and a big adventure ;-)

I probably won’t miss all this crap! Give me a wee kit and a big adventure 😉

About the Author

I am a Canadian landscape and outdoor photographer who loves long hikes in the woods, yummy food, hairy dogs, good company and a good guitar jam.

11 Comments

  1. Robert van Essen
    November 12, 2014

    Have a wonderful vacation and looking forward to a few shots from your trip and the next blog post.

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  2. Rick Andrews
    November 12, 2014

    Enjoy your trip away guys, I’m sure you’ll have a great time and will have lots of great shots to share with us when you get back.

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  3. Fran Gallogly
    November 12, 2014

    More ice and snow!!! You guys just seem to revel in it.

    Have a fabulous trip and a wonderful time.

    Fran

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  4. Chris Bone
    November 12, 2014

    Bon voyage! I am sure you will have a great time. One of our sons leaves for Buenos Aires and Patagonia on Friday.

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  5. Jane Chesebrough
    November 12, 2014

    How exciting! Thanks for keeping up the Facebook page and the challenges. I look forward to your photos and stories of the trip.May your load be light and your eyes and hearts be full on your new journey.

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  6. Allison George
    November 12, 2014

    All the best guys on your crazy adventure

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  7. Drake
    November 12, 2014

    Most people who talk about going south for the winter are doing it to escape the cold and snow. Next thing you know it will be summer and you will be taking a cruise to Alaska! 😉
    I’m looking forward to reading about your adventures and seeing some great photos. I hope you have a great trip.

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  8. Deb Ehrens
    November 12, 2014

    Wishing you wonderful images, well-charged batteries and warm fingers!

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  9. Luc Lemieux
    November 13, 2014

    Have a super and safe journey!! Enjoy every minute and bring back a multitude of images. Enjoy!!

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  10. leo rf.ridano
    November 13, 2014

    Enjoy the trip!!!
    And if you opt to go back by land via esquel, el bolson or bariloche, know you have a home to stay.
    Leo ridano
    lago puelo, patagonia argentina

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  11. Marty Prentice
    November 30, 2014

    I am so jealous. Buenos Aires: a great city! Antarctica – the top of my bucket list. Enjoy! Enjoy Enjoy! Marty P.

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