Photo This & That is the blog of multi award winning photojournalist, film maker and commercial photographer Edmond Terakopian.
All content ©. You may not use, copy, or store any of the content without written permission.
I do not condone nor can I be held responsible for reader comments published on this blog; they are the sole responsibility of the reader making the comment.
- A souvenir stall holder retrieves an umbrella taken by the wind. @leica_camera @Leica_UK #leica #m246… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… - 5 hours ago
- Sinister Eyes?! Jimmy’s Lodge Igloo, South Bank, London @leica_camera @Leica_UK #leica #m246 #surreal #bw… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… - 1 day ago
- Shining Beacons. St Paul’s Cathedral @leica_camera @Leica_UK #leica #m246 #blackandwhite #bw #church #cathedral… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… - 1 day ago
Tagsap aperture appeal apple award awards award winner black and white business camera canon competition conflict digital driven creativity dslr e-m1 e-m5 mark ii edmond terakopian em1 exhibition fcp x film finalist freedom of press fuji fujifilm g-tech hard drive image interview journalism leica m9 m43 mic micro 4/3 micro four thirds microphone monochrome multimedia nec nik software noctilux nominee olympus om-d omd PEN photo photography photojournalism photojournalist police portrait press press photography processing reportage review rnoh rode seminar short film show street photography talk test think tank photo video vietnam viveza war webinar workshop
Kew’s Seed Bank Hits 24,200 Species
Kew Seed Bank 2009 – Images by Edmond Terakopian
Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank partnership celebrates banking its 24,200th species, a Yunnan banana seed – a pink wild banana from China which is an important staple for wild Asian elephants (Musa itinerans). Royal Botanical Gardens Kew is celebrating collecting, banking and conserving 10% of the world’s wild plant species. Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank, Wakehurst Place, East Sussex. The seed is banked inside the vault which is kept at minus twenty degrees centigrade.
Must admit, I thoroughly enjoyed this assignment. Its astonishing to see the size of the project and how much has been achieved already. It still leaves 90% to be collected though, so visit their web site and see if you can help out.
At work with my 5D MkIIs and Think Tank Photo bag and pouches
Photographically speaking, I took a couple of Canon 5D MkII bodies and mostly used the 15mm f2.8 Fisheye, 16-35mm f2.8L II, 35mm f1.4L, 50mm f2.5 Macro and the 85mm f1.2L II.
What really surprised me was how well the cameras and lenses behaved, but more so the batteries; I was going from minus 20 degrees centigrade (which reached minus 30 near the coolers because of the wind chill) to hot and humid greenhouses and then back again to the arctic temperatures. After having shot over 1000 RAWs, both cameras’ batteries showed full power! Astonishing.