Go Wide Up Close Assignment Winner Elissa Title

Congratulations to Elissa Title for winning the Go Wide Up Close Photography Assignment with the image, “Smeerenburg Glacier.”
Photo By Elissa Title

Congratulations to Elissa Title for winning the Go Wide Up Close Photography Assignment with the image, “Smeerenburg Glacier.”

“I just recently returned from a photographic journey through Svalbard,” explains Title. “From the incredible animal sightings to jaw-dropping landscapes to being truly remote, Svalbard holds an immeasurable amount of beauty and photographic opportunities. Consisting of islands between 74° and 81° north and 10° and 35° east, this archipelago is home to some of the most pristine wilderness I’ve ever encountered.

“The Polar Regions are great for experimentation in photography, and on this trip, I learned to really push myself. I have had my wide-angle lens for quite some time but never quite experimented with it like I did on this trip. As we approached Smeerenburg Glacier, there was ice drifting away from a recent calving. I began looking at the leading lines with the drifting pieces of ice and, to get a better angle, decided to lay down on the ship's bow, sticking my camera out the small opening. For the most part, I was blindly shooting, occasionally glancing at the back of my camera screen to see how the shots were turning out. With the wide-angle lens, I was able to get a better sense of scale of the reflections of the mountain, the glacier and the retreating ice. Not long after I took this photograph, the current had already carried all the ice out to sea.”

Equipment and Settings: Canon EOS Rebel T6i, EF 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6mm lens @ 10mm, 1/4000 sec, f/5, ISO 100.

See more of Elissa Title’s photography at elissatitle.myportfolio.com and on Instagram.

 

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