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A Huge Silence

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The cold winter temperatures usually mean crystal clear days as there is no water vapour in the air. The scale of Antarctica in these conditions becomes quite overpowering, almost frightening. You can be standing on a cliff edge and be able to see a clear 100 miles in all directions knowing that the only other human beings in that 100 mile radius circle are your fellow winterers in the collection of huts just below you.

If the air is still then the silence too is equally huge, with nothing moving or making a sound in the whole of that vast wilderness.

Paul Ward - Pentax equipment, 50mm lens, 35mm film, K64.
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