WILLIAM NEILL: Antarctic Dreams
September 19 – November 15, 2015
Opening Reception on Saturday, September 19th from 4:00 – 6:00pm
at the Weston Gallery in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
I am pleased to announce that an exhibit of my photographs, entitled Antarctic Dreams, will be shown at the prestigious Weston Gallery in Carmel, California. The show begins on September 19 and will run through November 15. I will be attending the opening reception on the 19th from 4:00PM to 6:00PM. If you are in the area, I hope you will come see my prints and say hello!
In January of 2014, I traveled to the Antarctic Peninsula with a photographic workshop tour as an instructor. I have collected my favorite images for the exhibit and spent the last several weeks making the fine art prints. This will be the first time I’ve shown this body of work and I am excited in sharing them. Through these images, I hope to inspire others to learn more about the conservation issues in Antarctica regarding the impact of climate change.
Weston Gallery, 6th Avenue & Dolores, Carmel, CA 93921
Iceberg Towers at Dawn, Pleneau Bay, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica, 2014
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, EF 70-200mm ƒ/2.8L IS II and 1.4x III
It was a cold dawn when we jumped into our Zodiac boats to explore this magic place where icebergs from near and far float into a shallow dead-end bay. More steadily through the bay, I had to watch carefully and fire quickly when these icebergs separated beautifully, and then the composition was gone. The next two hours here made me constantly catch my breath with wonder. It was so amazing, we returned for more icebergs and seals for another two hours in epic sunset light.