Photos from July

Jeez time to play some more catch up on the blog.

Here are my favorite photos I took in July.
Out by Chiniak:



Near Island:
Spit of Land

Blue Sky

June Photos

Here are some of the highlights from a busy month of June.

First off here are some photos from Barrow, AK.
Beach Ice

On the Ice

From a hike on the Anton Larsen Loop Trail:
Lone Tree

Chocolate Lily


Pyramid Mountain

Macro photos at Fort Abercrombie:



Time To Play Catch Up Again

Once again I’ve let the blog languish without updates for way too long (over two months!) So here are some of the photo highlights to get all caught up.

Tessa watching the water splash out at Fossil Beach (May 2nd 2015)

The field by Fossil Beach (May 2nd 2015)

Buskin River (May 10 2015)
River Crossing

Bunker near Fossil Beach (May 25th 2015)
Dandelion Bunker
This was taken three weeks after the ones above. Amazing how quick it turns green around here.

Yellow Anemone (May 30th 2015)
Yellow Anemone

Shooting Star (May 30th 2015)
Shooting Star

There that takes care of the month of May. I’ll put together a couple more updates for June and July.

More Vacation Photos

Here are some more photos from the last week.

This is the beach at the end of the Anton Larsen trail. Tessa and I made the hike and were pretty tired by this point. The whole trail has matting down on it so it is fairly easy to hike but Tessa didn’t like the matting.
The Beach at the End

I had to run into work one day last week and decided to stop off at Buskin Beach after I was done there with my Nikon and the 14mm lens. This is a shot of one of the pools on the beach.
Shoreline Pool

I made a trip up to the top of Pillar Mountain for sunset last week. This was an attempt to get the wind farm in motion while I was taking pictures. I used my neutral density filter and did a multiple exposure HDR merge to get this result.
Sunset on Pillar Mountain

Mayflower Beach

Yesterday I took Tessa and the camera out to Mayflower Beach. Tessa ran around the beach like a crazy dog and I had to keep my eye out for the eagles circling. Luckily she let me know about them by barking at them.

Here are the photos I kept from them and hopefully a little story behind how I got them.

When we first got to the beach it was raining a little bit. As I got down there and turned around looking back towards the parking lot there was a pretty nice rainbow. I set up and took this photo and after processing I noticed that there was a really faint second rainbow above the more noticeable one.

Double Rainbow

The small path out to the beach was pretty flooded with a puddle at least 1.5 to 2 feet deep. I had to carry Tessa through it. As I was leaving I was feeling abit adventurous and set up my tripod in the puddle to take a couple of photos.

In A Puddle

Termination Point

Q, Roscoe, Rusty, and I hiked out to Termination Point on Monashka Bay on Monday and took advantage of a good weather window. I decided on the D610 and the 14mm lens for the hike. Carrying the D610 isn’t too bad but having to worry about that lens was a pain. The front element of the lens sticks out so much that I spent most of the time worrying about hitting it on brush and branches along the trail. It would definitely be an expensive mistake to make.

Here are the photos I kept from the hike:


Proof that ultra wide lenses aren’t just for landscapes:


Finally getting out to the Point:


Beaver Pond:


One thing I took away from using this lens other than being wary of its fragility is that it flares a lot. It has a maximum field of view of 114º so it can be very difficult to use on sunny days because it seems like the sun is always going to be either in the shot or just out of the frame.