Winter Adventure Week is ending as a polar vortex has been overtaking New York City, meaning we are all ready to head indoors for a nice hot chocolate. While you are there, you should peruse the adventures we had and articles we produced this week, and maybe they will give you some ideas for the second half of winter. You can also just imagine doing these things and avoid the whole getting very cold part. To help you out, either with planning or vacationing in your mind, here’s a short summary of the different places and adventures we experienced.
Kicking things off on Monday, we contacted Nate Luebbe, an experienced landscape photographer who turned his sights to wildlife after acquiring the spectacular Sony FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens. No animal can do a better job of representing the Arctic than the polar bear, and that is exactly what Luebbe went and shot as he traveled to Churchill, Manitoba, to find the endangered and elusive predator. It wasn’t just bears that piqued his interest though—beautiful eagles were another prime target he captured recently. To see his photos and read about his experience, be sure to read his entire article.
The B&H crew followed this up with some classic winter activities: skiing and snowboarding. Heading to Killington Mountain, in Vermont, where it is easily 20° colder than in New York City, we practiced our action sports photography with the just-released Olympus OM-D E-M1X. The skiing was fun, even if one of us did manage to sustain injury, and we got some sweet shots of people coming down the slopes. If you want to learn more about taking your own action photos, be sure to read all the tips.
Something many people may find surprising is that catching big waves is a winter endeavor in some parts of the world. Our co-worker, Dan Wagner, captured some of these daring surfers as they rode huge waves, in Nazaré, Portugal, where the prime wave time is between October and March. Using a long lens and a lot of research, Wagner created some beautiful pictures of the the waves and the surfers. Find out more right here.
Many people head to warmer climes when the mercury starts to drop. We have you covered with Larry Cohen and Olga Torrey’s joint piece about a scuba expedition, to Papua New Guinea. Quite a journey from New York—25 hours by air—and with tons of photographic equipment for above and below water, this duo captured some stunning shots of the marine wildlife. Find out all about their gear, the travel requirements, and what makes it all worth it in the article, and be sure to drop by their Event Space presentation on February 12, 2019, at B&H.
It’s time for me to get some tea and recover from some of the bruises I acquired during the ski trip. If you want to go on some of your own adventures, be sure to check out the Adventure Week page for tons more informational content to help you get started. And if you have some adventure ideas for the summer or winter that you would like to see us tackle, be sure to drop it in the Comments section, below. Thanks for checking us out, and be sure to keep following B&H Explora for even more tips, tricks, and news.