I am not an urban decay photography by any stretch (though I make an exception for the sand covered ghost town of Kolmanskop in Namibia). I was familiar with all the rust photography opportunities at Grytviken on South Georgia Island but Deception Island was new for me. I made these two images on our final landing of the trip at Deception Island shooting through open windows. I know depth of field would be a challenge so I captured a focus stack (which is ridiculously easy with the Phase One XF). While working on the images I found all the little details from the layers of colors in the peeling paint to the various little wires and bits of metal fascinating in these images.
Kings on the Beach - Leica S007, 30mm, f/11, 1/125s, ISO 100.
One of my favorite images I made on my 2012 trip to South Georgia was when I laid on the ground and had a group of King Penguins walk right by me. I was amazed by how fearless they were. A similar thing happened my on my trip last year, this time at the beach at our landing site. We were surrounded by a group of King Penguins entering and returning from the water and just hanging around.