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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:



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

Long Exposures and Auroras

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.

Catching Up Part Something

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)
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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)

More Catching Up Part 2

I have quite a backlog of photos to go through from the past month or so. Here is another big update.

These were from Fort Abercrombie again this time using the Sony A6000.

Bolts (Sony A6000, E 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS)

Bunker Light (Sony A6000, E 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS):

Cliffside Bunker:


More Catching Up

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):

Swampy Acres

Today was a Sunday hike around the trail called Swampy Acres with some friends and the dogs. It was incredibly beautiful out there just a bit cold and windy. We actually ran into a light flurry on the trail but it was just a few flakes.

I brought the Sony A6000 again with the 18-55mm lens for another try. I have found that getting used to the camera and the post processing has helped the camera really impress me.

Anyway here are the photos:

Barometer Mountain:

These next two are from near an old bunker along the trail.



Lastly here is a shot of Tessa this afternoon sitting in a patch of sun.

Also here is the map of the hike:

Total distance: 4.28 mi
Total Time: 01:51:21

Foggy Saturday

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:

Silhouetted Trees:

Foggy Coast:


Burma Road

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 mi
Total Time: 02:47:53