Here are some of the highlights from a busy month of June.
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.
There that takes care of the month of May. I’ll put together a couple more updates for June and July.
Last week I went out with the tripod and took some long exposure high dynamic range photos up on Anton Larson Road.
That very same night I went and got a shot at the Aurora for the first time. These are my first photos of the Aurora ever:
Still a few more updates to come but I’m almost all caught up.
I always seem to let this site slip with updating on Facebook and Flickr. So here are some photos from recent walks.
Tessa and I have been walking to nearby parks a few times a week lately. I’ve been taking either my Sony A6000 or the Nikon D610 and their lenses with me while we wander around. It has been getting nicer and nicer here lately although still cold it hasn’t been raining too much lately. Anyway time to start off with the photos.
These photos were from our walk down to Spruce Cape. I used the Nikon D610 and the Nikkor 20-35mm f/2.8D lens for these.
I have a lot more to post so I’ll have to update a few more times before catching up.
Once again it has been a while since my last update. Here are some of my latest photos from out hiking around Kodiak.
And these two are from the trail at the end of Anton Larson. This time they were taken with my newest baby the Nikon D610. Yeah I bought a new camera.
I might post some of the dog photos I’ve taken recently as well.
I went to a meetup today for the first time in a long time. We went to the Carillon Center in Clearwater or St. Petersburg. I’m not exactly sure what city it was in.
I went out with a friend over to Weedon Island for a sunset shoot. We had a good time even though the sunset was a bit dull. It wasn’t until after the sunset that we got any keepers.
I finally got out and took some pictures after a few week of lethargy. Today’s camera was the Nikon 1 J2 with the 18.5mm f/1.8 lens. I hadn’t used it in a while and figured I’d give it a shot again and see how it would work out for me. I left a little too late to get in on the early morning light but I made do.
Here is the observation tower itself. I tried it out in color and wow the sky turned out way too blue so again I ran it through Silver Efex with the underexposure preset to tone everything down a bit.
So it is a rainy morning here in Florida and I figured I can get another Attu post up on here.
It was a beautiful sunny day up there in the middle of July when we decided to take a trip up to Chichagof Harbor. Chichagof was a base for the Japanese in World War II and there is a ton of stuff left over up there. The big problem is getting out there to see it. There aren’t a whole lot of roads on the island and they ended up at the memorial and after that there isn’t much but a couple of tire tracks in the long grass. Our only off road vehicles were Kawasaki Mules which normally could handle a bit of off-roading.
We left fairly early because it would be a long trip out there and back, probably something like 8 hours total. Once you get out past the Peaceful River valley and up into the mountains the views were incredible.
There was no shortage of interesting sights with a lot of left overs from when the island was an Army and Navy base.
This lake was as far as we got. The Mule I was riding in was actually only working in one wheel drive we found by this point. The obstacles ended up getting much worse after this pond with many more streams to cross and it just wasn’t going to do it. So we had to turn back from here.
Getting stuck wasn’t the end of the fun. We managed to nurse the vehicle back to the point where we had stopped in the first picture when the front tie rod broke in the vehicle that was working fine. Since the one was only working in one wheel drive it wasn’t towing the other one back so we had to wait for a tow from the station. This misadventure proved that it was a good idea for two vehicles to make a trip out to any remote areas on the island.
I can probably put together one more post from my photos of Attu and I’m sure I will at some point.
My Meetup.com group was up in Safety Harbor tonight. I don’t usually go to meet ups on work nights but this sounded like it might be fun. I braved the mud and gnats to get a couple of these shots by going down into the sand since the tide was out.
This first one is from the fountain near the pier we were at. I managed to get the fountain backlit by the setting sun. The way the water jets came out was interesting and unforeseen by me while I was there.
This one of the shots from down in the mud. I warmed the photo up a bit to try and get some interesting colors. The reflections of the cloud in the little bit of standing water there came out quite nice I think.
This last one was also from the mud. but a bit earlier than the previous shot. The sky came out great in my opinion after applying a red filter in Photoshop.
As always you can click on through to see them on Flickr and check out the full size shots. You can also view them on the map in photostream. Thanks!