Herbert George Ponting and telephoto apparatus, Antarctica, January 1912

Herbert George Ponting and telephoto apparatus, Antarctica, January 1912

Reference Number: PA1-f-067-067-3

Silver gelatin print

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  • asphyzia (E. Andersson) 2y

    This dude took zoomlenses to a whole new level
  • Cristian Aristizábal 2y

    Me encanta esta imagen wow
  • Vlad 2y

    Amazing shot. On first sight the camera looks like a machine gun
  • Dr Huda 2y

    Wow amazing
  • Raúl A.- 2y

    absolutely fantastic!
  • nakoksr 2y

    Point & shoot
  • Myles Green 2y

    Photos must all look quite similar...Snow, Ice, and rock.
  • misplaced photon 2y

    No sensor dust, no Photoshop, no autofocus jam, no auto mode, no flash, no dumb "scene" modes, no batteries, no memory cards. And no strap, obviously. I wonder if Ken Rockwell had this in mind when he said that camera doesn't matter? :D And, to top it all, you can easily force an entire company of enemy soldiers to surrender with this :D
  • ᛒᚢᛁ᛫ᛋᛁᛒᛁᚢᚱᚾ᛫ 2y

    And most importantly, nearly no image visible on the ground glass.. :)
  • rodolfo pioquinto 2y

    para los tiempos aquellos de 1912,es una imagen que representa un planeta mas limpio, mas puro.
  • MaryNanna 2y

    Love all the groups this shot has been posted to! Spelio...
  • Clever Sangalaza 2y

    the right to bear arms :)
  • James Cormier 2y

    A lens that long (and small aperture) would have focused dimly on the ground glass!
  • milolowe 2y

    I saw this guy in Portland, Oregon yesterday.
  • fabien F. 2y

    This expedition: a real symbol for the human nature and photography !
  • Ethan 1y

    A true photographer in every sense of the word.
  • susyshutterbug 1y

    love that wooden tripod ...
  • Nick Carangi 1y

    quite good, quite good
  • Sean 1y

    Fire the machine camera!
  • TempusVolat 1y

    Cool - definitely like a gun!!!
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