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Me against the elements! - Antarctica

Me against the elements!

Oakley & Chanel

Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Ok, I'd never have guessed these 2 would mix.
No idea what I'm referring to?
Well, these are the 2 brands of sunglasses I brought along on this trip.

Ok, let's face it. I'm not into branded goods. Been over that long time ago.
Neither do I like to be labelled "Miss Brands", if you know what I mean.

Reason why they appeared here is simple.
Eye protection.
I figure I shouldn't mess around with my eyes (ya know, the window to my soul, lol...) while in Antarctica. One can go blind here just simply by staring at those beautiful icebergs.
Who'd have guessed, right?
Yep, make sure you have a decent pair of sunglasses, if not 2.
The reason I brought along the branded ones (& I do wear tons of those unbranded ones, simply because I like the design & they are affordable to lose...) is because I can at the very least be sure they state what they are supposed to do!

(Cont. on Miscellaneous)

Miscellaneous: Chanel is good for wearing onboard the ship. Because it's not so darned dark that I can hardly see what I'm shooting with the camera!

Oakley is great for protection.
Against the blinding sun & the wind!
& I guess they do look cool ;-)
If you can, try to get those polarized ones.
I should have :-(

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 5, 2004
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DO NOT ever risk life for a photo! - Antarctica

DO NOT ever risk life for a photo!

Waterproof protection

Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Rain coat helps quite a bit with the waves.
Shoes had to be waterproof... or rather it's boots! Bring your own.

Photo Equipment: Essentially, you might want to have some kind of protection for your camera as one'll get wet on the zodiac in more than one occassion. Plastic bags come in handy. But I never did use them. Good gracious, how on earth am I gonna take a pix if I put my camera in a bag? So, it's a no case for me. But if it happened to rain, then you need those bags!

We see here Rosemary with her new camera & trying her best to protect it. Jen is such a sweetie to cater to her every whims & as far as I am concerned, risking the zodiac for a pix is not the way to do it. I don't ever want to end up in the freezing water!

So, my best suggestion to you all is by all means bring your most powerful camera! Just make sure it's NOT brand new! Like that you still get good pix with assured results & your heart won't broke if some water splashed onto the camera!

NEVER ever risk your life for a photo or a camera! It's not worth it! In any case, no pix will ever do justice to Antarctica!!!

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 5, 2004
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