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)
Bunker near Fossil Beach (May 25th 2015)
This was taken three weeks after the ones above. Amazing how quick it turns green around here.
Yellow Anemone (May 30th 2015)
Shooting Star (May 30th 2015)
There that takes care of the month of May. I’ll put together a couple more updates for June and July.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
Last weekend I went back to Mill Bay Beach and decided to try out my 14mm and do some more HDR with the sunrise and get some hopefully neat water photos.
I edited this last one in Lightroom CC to try out the new HDR feature.
Some more photos from recent walks with Tessa.
Detroit Diesel (Sony A6000, Sony E 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6)
Rushing Streams (Sony A6000, Sony E 16mm f/2.8)
Mill Bay Park (Nikon D610, Nikkor 20-35mm f/2.8D)
Sunset at Fort Abercrombie Beach (Nikon D610, 20-35mm f/2.8D)
Drain (Nikon D610, Nikkor 20-35mm f/2.8D)
Crab Buoy (Nikon D610, Nikkor 45mm f/2.8P)
Another sunset at Fort Abercrombie (Nikon D610, Nikkor 20-35mm f/2.8D)
Sunset along the beach (Nikon D610, Nikkor 45mm f/2.8P)
Here is yet another catching up post. For these shots we were on a hike out to Summit Lake here on the island. It was a gorgeous 5 or so mile hike out to the lake. It was cloudy the whole day for the most with the Sun breaking through occasionally but unfortunately not while I was taking photos.
This was my first really long hike with the D610 and the Peak Design sling strap and it performed admirably. No discomfort at all even with the 20-35mm lens on it which weighs a total of around 3.5 pounds.
Here are the photos:
Still Not Spring (D610, Nikkor 20-35mm f/2.8D)
Summit and Sky (D610,Nikkor 20-35mm f/2.8D)
Summit Lake valley (D610, Nikkor 45mm f/2.8P)
Low Clouds (D610, Nikkor 45mm f/2.8P)
Tessa finds a bone (D610, 20-35mm f/2.8D)
That is it for this trip. More catching up to do later.
Too cold out right now for a walk so I figure I’ll update on here and try to catch up. This might be a really long post with a lot of photos.
Tessa and I have been getting out more for long walks usually to Fort Abercrombie and Mill Bay Beach because they are easy to walk to and a lot safer because of the bike path along Rezanof.
These first shots are with the D610 and a mix of lenses.
Knot (D610, 45mm f/2.8P):
Rocks, Mill Bay Beach (D610, 45mm f/2.8P):
Stump, Mill Bay Park (D610, 45mm f/2.8P):
Tessa, Fort Abercrombie (D610, 20-35mm f/2.8D):
Seascape, Fort Abercrombie (D610, 20-35mm f/2.8D):
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.
Tessa on Ice
Bonus Tessa Picture:
I have a lot more to post so I’ll have to update a few more times before catching up.
And another new post for me today.
Saturday morning was quite foggy and a bit wet but Tessa and I braved the mist, huge puddles, and the nasty black Kodiak mud to get out for a short walk. We ended up walking from our apartment on down along Spruce Cape RD for a little ways then turning around. We ended the fun morning trying to get Tessa washed off in the bathtub and get the mud out of her fur. I did of course lug the Nikon around and took some photos.
Civil Preparedness Warning Siren:
Taking advantage of any decent weather here in Kodiak is paramount to fighting cabin fever I guess. Yesterday Tessa and I went on a long hike with some friends and their dogs along the trail known as Burma Road. It was a pretty nice trail and fairly scenic. The trail goes in between Old Women’s Mountain and Barometer Mountain for around 6.5 miles. We had a nice low cloud deck which made for some awesome landscape photos of the mountains.
This was at the start of the trail looking towards Pyramid Mountain:
Here we in between the ridges of Barometer and Old Women’s:
This is one of the streams that crosses the trail. It was some really cold water running off from snowmelt.
Looking back at one of the mountains along the trail.
And of course I had to get one of Tessa:
I haven’t done this in a while so here is the GPS track of the hike:
Total distance: 6.45 miDownload
Total Time: 02:47:53