“Sinterklaas” present

By: Arjen Drost

Dec 02 2009

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Category: Polar

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Aperture:f/10
Focal Length:14mm
ISO:200
Shutter:1/1250 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL

Pack ice near Edgeoya, Spitsbergen

In the Netherlands its custom to give each other presents on the 5th of December. This year I decided to give myself a present. Since I saw this movie by Paul Nicklen, I wanted to have his new book, “Polar Obsession“.

Well, Sinterklaas came a little early and today I received the book. And I’m really impressed. A large size, 240 pages in full colour and stunning pictures. Paul Nicklen is raised in the Canadian Arctic and here his obsession for Polar areas started. As a result of this, a lot of the pictures are taken in Nunavut, Canada, but there are also many from Spitsbergen and of course his Antarctic encounter with his Leopard Seal is included. Apart from the many pages with his great pictures, there are also some stories about the places he has visited or of his experiences in those places. The book shows pictures of landscapes and wildlife both above and under water, showing the polar areas in all its glory.

All in all a really nice book to browse through and to dream away with, taking you to those nicest places of this world. So, highly recommended if you still need to buy something as a present (or for yourself).

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One comment on ““Sinterklaas” present”

  1. […] Last year I wrote about the Dutch custom of giving each other presents on December 5th, when we celebrate Sinterklaas (the saint (Saint Nicholas) after which Santa Claus was shaped). Last year I received half a 5DmkII, the camera where I’ve shot with almost a year now. This year I was my own Sinterklaas. Yesterday I bought the new Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM (yeah, I know, a whole mouth full). Today was the first day I could really practice. What a great lens! It’s really nice to have a zoom again, so I can use different focal lengths without having to switch lenses. The new IS is really stunning and quiet (important while filming) and the AF really fast. […]


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