I had a berth in the lowest deck of the ship on my South Georgia trip last fall and this meant no portholes. So when I wake up in the morning, its pitch black and I have no idea what the conditions are like outside. Several mornings during the trip I managed to convince myself the light would be great and get up to the observation lounge and this was one of those mornings.
We were going to go for a landing at Cave Cove in King Haakon Bay that morning and waking up at 6, I quickly got ready and went upstairs hoping for some dramatic sky. The sun kept going behind and then emerging from layers of light cloud, giving some really nice light.
I had originally fully intended to keep this image in color. I love images with snow, clouds and glacier in them as there are subtle color differences (and not so subtle with glaciers) but in this case the black & white appealed to me more bringing more attention to the differences in texture and tone, even though I had to sacrifice not having the blue of glacier at the bottom.