Alaska in Infrared

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Downtown Anchorage from Earthquake Park

While in Alaska a few months back, we had pretty bad weather the whole time we were there.  With the weather, we had few chances to make colorful sunrise or sunset photos, so we made a lot of infrared photographs and processed the images into monochrome.  Here are some of my favorites: Continue reading

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The view from Flattop Mountain and Blueberry Hill in Anchorage, Alaska

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On the first night of our Alaska trip, we headed out to this short hike and look-out after a fantastic salmon dinner with Mark McDermott and Cat Larrea.  This look-out is only a few minutes from their home and has spectacular views.  Here are a few: Continue reading

The power of chiaroscuro in monochrome photos

On cloudy days, I am always looking for the chiaroscuro.  You know it when you see it – the high contrast light and deep shadows that create distinct areas of light and darkness that can be especially exploited with monochrome photos.  Here are a few favorites from our New Zealand trip. Continue reading

Moon and Mono Lake

While we were in Bishop Oct 6-8, I knew we would have two mornings of moon sets.  Though the sunrise and sunset times change only a minute or so each day, the moon set changes as much as an hour each day.  On Oct 7, I figured we could get the moon setting over Mono Lake.  Here is what we got. Continue reading