Capturing Moments – The Digital Way

February 18th, 2010 at 2:11 pm (AST) by Jake Richter

It’s tough to believe that only 8-10 years ago, decent digital cameras were not as ubiquitous as they are today, and those of us who wanted high quality images still shot slide or print film, limiting ourselves to approximately 36 pictures per roll, and waiting days or weeks before we could get them developed to see how things turned out.

My, how times have changed.

Here are the daily tallies of what Krystyana and I have shot every day since we got to Chile over a week and a half ago:

Date(s) Location Photos taken
Feb. 7-8 Santiago, Chile 281
Feb. 9 Santiago to Valparaiso, Chile 760
Feb. 10 Valparaiso and Vina del Mar, Chile 269
Feb. 11 Ushuaia, Argentina 233
Feb. 12 First day at sea 240
Feb. 13 Second day at sea 1246
Feb. 14 Landfall in Antarctica 1199
Feb. 15 Pourquoi Pas Island and Kayaking 995
Feb. 16 Port Lockroy & Cuverville Island 1175
Feb. 17 Deception Island 798
Feb. 18 Elephant Island 1068
so far

The split is reasonably even between Krystyana and myself, meaning that we’re each averaging 500-600 photos a day now that we’re in Antarctica. And that doesn’t even include the video I’ve been shooting.

It’s a good thing bits are cheap these days.

What’s truly scary is that a majority of the images are pretty darn good. Now that big problem is spending the time reviewing all the photos and whittling them down to a bare minimum to be able to share them.


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