Chill out…you’ve got two more weeks to see it….

Hi everyone,

We’ve just received some really great news 🙂

Jad and Milton, the owners of Societe Food & Wine Bar – 1/9-15 Danks Street Waterloo have told us that our Antarctic exhibition – Frozen Lenses, is the ‘best, most professional exhibition we’ve ever had at the cafe.’

And as there are lots and lots of people continuing to visit the cafe to view our photos, could we possibly leave the exhibition up for another two weeks?

Ummm….Okay….

so…..

FROZEN LENSES – our photographic journey to the Antarctic is showing for another TWO WEEKS till 14th July at Societe Food & Wine Bar – 1/9-15 Danks Street Waterloo.

How cool is that?  (sorry)

Ok, so as I’m all fired up about the ANTARCTIC, here are some of the coolest facts (sorry again:)

1.The lowest recorded Antarctic temperature of -89.2 C was at the the Russian Research Station, Vostok on 21st July, 1983…

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– When I went to the Antarctic, I wore clothes made from state of the art breathable fabrics that were warm, windproof and, most importantly, kept me dry. Early Antartic explorers wore heavy woollen fabrics and outer layers that would soak up the moisture produced by sweat.

Getting dressed in the morning would often involve putting on outfits that were FROZEN SOLID with ice in the fabric. The garment would gradually become more flexible as it warmed up.

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– Antarctica is the highest, driest, windiest, coldest place on earth.

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– Shackleton’s Hut is situated at Cape Royds, Ross Island and was constructed by Shackleton and nine of his crew in 1908. They spent an entire year in this hut during his 1907-1909 expedition. Today it still holds over 5000 items including cuff links, darned trousers, a jar of gherkins, penguin eggs, seal blubber, books and canned food which have all been preserved by the cold weather.

Google has recently taken some fisheye photographs and created a 360 degree panoramic photograph of the hut.

To view inside Shackleton’s hut, click on the map below. You can use the navigator on the top left, or I find it easier to click the mouse anywhere on the map and drag the photo to view. You can also make the map bigger by clicking on the top right corner. Spend some time really looking at the provisions. It’s as though time has stood still…absolutely fascinating!!!

 – At the beginning of winter, the Antarctic sea ice advances by approximately 100,000 square kilometres PER DAY, and eventually doubles the size of Antarctica, adding up to an extra 20 million square kilometres of ice around the land mass. WOW! That’s approximately double the size of Australia’s land mass. This ice then breaks up and melts each year. Unbelievable.

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Photo:Nasa

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Did you hear the interview about our adventures in the Antarctic?

Last week we were interviewed by John Donegan from Abc Sydney’s 702. He wanted to hear all about our adventures in the Antarctic.

To say the least, it was very exciting 🙂

For anyone that missed it, head over to abc 702’s page where you can read the story, view some of the pics and listen to the interview (click on the audio link next to the story)

http://www.abc.net.au/local/photos/2013/06/20/3786165.htm?site=sydney

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Warning: If you want to see the Antarctic…there’s only 4 days to go…

Our Frozen Lenses exhibition has been so successful.

So many people have relived our trip with us.

If you’re looking for something to do in the next couple of days or over the weekend then why not check out our photographic exhibition of our AMAZING trip to the Antarctic.

FROZEN LENSES – a photographic journey to the Antarctic is now showing at Societe Food & Wine Bar – 1/9-15 Danks Street Waterloo.

So drop in and say hi to Jad and Milton, have a coffee or a bite to eat (the food is sensational) and check out the most beautiful place on earth.

I will be at the cafe all day Saturday 29th June and would LOVE to show you all our photos, our maps, and chat to you about the BEST trip I’ve been on in my life..

Hurry, this exhibition finishes on Sunday 30th June.

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Radio interview with 702 about our adventures in the Antarctic…listen here…

Well, I spent three hours listening to Dom Knights show on 702 abc radio…It was a great show, but unfortunately they didn’t air our interview 😦

However if you’d like to listen to the post then head over to abc’s page where you can read the story, view some of the pics and listen to the interview (click on the audio link next to the story)

http://www.abc.net.au/local/photos/2013/06/20/3786165.htm?site=sydney

have a wonderful weekend everyone….

 

Wow…I’ve been interviewed on 702 abc radio….read on….

Its been a fantastic week. And Im buzzing.

Lots of interest in Frozen Lenses, my Antarctic exhibition that’s showing at Societe Food and Wine Bar in conjunction with Carol D’Amici Photography.

And lots and lots of sales 🙂 Thats gonna make any photographer happy 🙂

Last week I had a call from John Donegan, an experienced photo journalist from 702 abc radio.

“Is this Chris Bernasconi?. This is John Donegan from 702 radio. I’d like to do a radio interview with you and Carol D’Amici about your Antarctic exhibition Frozen Lenses. Will that be okay?”

“Ummmm….Yeah” THAT WOULD BE GREAT!!

We met him on Wednesday at Societe Food and Wine Bar. I immediately recognised him. Im not sure where I’ve seen him, or where I’ve heard him speak, but I instantly felt at ease in his presence.

He relaxed both of us immediately and within a few minutes our interview was being recorded.

“How was the trip” he asked….Hmmm….well, awe inspiring, life changing, spectacular, breath taking, unbelievable, surreal and sensational.

There really aren’t too many words in the English language to describe how I felt whilst I travelled to the Antarctic.

This world at the bottom of our world is awe inspiring. I’ve come home more of a greenie than I’ve ever been and am dedicated to protecting this fragile environment.

I hope everyone who views our images will be moved enough to take action to protect this amazing part of our planet.

John asked Carol and I many questions. He made us laugh, and I realised quickly how strong the bond is that Carol and I have developed because of our Antarctic adventure.

We shared  a unique journey that not too many people on this planet have had the chance to experience. That has connected us forever. We laughed and recounted all of the wonderful highlights of our trip and answered John’s questions with passion and intensity.

All too quickly it was over. A quick photograph by him and then he was gone.

Tomorrow night – Friday 21st June – during “Evenings with Dominic Knight” on 702 DIGITAL radio, between 7pm-10pm, our interview will be aired. 

I love everything about 702 radio and feel honoured that our exhibition will be the point of discussion this Friday night.

Our story will also be on the 702 website. 🙂

I will let you know the time of the broadcast tomorrow….so stay tuned.

Thanks John for your professionalism and the chance to tell our story. It was a real pleasure to meet you.

Our exhibition, Frozen Lenses, is open all weekend at Societe Food and Wine Bar.  Carol and I will be there most of the weekend. So if you wanna check out our pics, or our maps (you’ll love them) or just have a chat about the Antarctic, drop in and say hello.

 

 

Antarctica – from the perspective of two….

I love a long weekend!

If you’re looking for something to do today then why not check out our photographic exhibition of our AMAZING trip to the Antarctic.

FROZEN LENSES – a photographic journey to the Antarctic is now showing at Societe Food & Wine Bar – 1/9-15 Danks Street Waterloo.

So drop in and say hi to Jad and Milton, have a coffee or a bite to eat (the food is sensational) and check out the most beautiful place on earth.

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Great Antarctic Pics – Societe Food & Wine Bar – Waterloo

What a glorious day it is here in Sydney 🙂

FROZEN LENSES – a photographic journey to the Antarctic is showing at Societe Food & Wine Bar – 1/9-15 Danks Street Waterloo.

I will be at the cafe today from from 1pm till 4.30pm with detailed maps of our journey, stories that will make you want to visit this beautiful place and loads of other Antarctic information!

I’ll also be sharing all the wonderful stories behind our photographs.

So drop in and say hi, have a coffee or a bite to eat and let me show you the most beautiful place on earth.

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