Saturday, 9 March 2013

The Terra Nova in a Gale

My mama adores the history of Scott of the Antarctic - it just fascinates her. So, last year, we popped along to the Queen's Gallery to see the 'Heart of the Great Alone' exhibition that featured incredible photography from the Scott and Shackleton expeditions.

There were classic photos of penguins and staggeringly vast icy landscapes, and those brave men bundled up in layers, but my absolute favourite photo was this one by Herbert Ponting: the Terra Nova in a Gale.

I think the tilt of the ship and the sheets and rigging stretching across the frame so dramatic! I'd love a print of this for my flat.

What do you think? Or do you prefer the pictures of the penguins?

E xxx

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