Please join us at our next meeting.
Thursday, September 24th 2015, at 7:30 PM
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 502 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton, PA 18071.
Marc Lombardi will tell us about his experience on South Georgia Island.
In the Southern Ocean, in one of the least populated time zones on earth, lies the remote island of South Georgia. With images and video clips of mountain landscapes and vast colonies of sea birds and sea mammals, this presentation will explore what it means for “average humans” to go there, to get there, to BE there. Since 2006 Marc has spent 66 days at sea in the Southern Ocean with a total of 27 days exploring South Georgia, gathering tens of thousands of images, some of very rarely visited locations. We will also discuss a bit about the preparation and logistics, as well as the photographic experience.
Marc Lombardi began photographing the outdoors over 25 years ago, carrying a tiny ContaxT on ski trips, to bring a bit of the beauty of the mountains back to those at sea level. The photo opportunities grew to include an interest in photographing wintering waterfowl in PA, NJ, MD and DE, as well as the birds and charismatic megafauna at the ends of the earth – Alaska, Costa Rica, India, Arctic Svalbard, Antarctica, the Falkland Islands and South Georgia. In recent years he has spent over 90 days at sea on trips to the Galapagos Islands and remote destinations in the Southern Ocean and Arctic. His images of wildlife focus on their behavior and habitat, the peaceful moments, and at times the more brutal reality. The landscapes include the rarely seen southwest coast of South Georgia, the South Orkney “iceberg graveyard”, blazing Antarctic sunsets and the glaciers of Svalbard.
Thanks to Galen Glen Winery in Andreas for allowing us to photograph their vineyards. A sampling of images taken that day can be found on our Members Photo Shoot page.
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