Monday, February 1, 2016

Glacier Bay National Park Alaska

Just another day in the paradise that is Alaska. Glacier Bay, the home of humpback whales, sea otters, puffins, glaciers, and some of the world's most dramatic mountain scenery is a photographer's dream come true.

This scene was shot from our private chartered boat on a bright sunny day when the Bay was calm. The clouds were clinging to the mountaintops, and a sense of peace was all around us.

In spite of the brightness of the day, the original RAW image looked flat and colorless. That is a common problem with digital images. As I have said so many times, Lightroom came to the rescue. Here is the RAW image before any work was done on it.
As you can see, the color was very muted and the whites looked dull and lacked detail.

After a couple of minutes using Lightroom, the image came to life. I have been asked many times if other software can do the same thing as Lightroom. So far I have not found anything that works as well, as easily, or as quickly as Lightroom.

If this looks like a place you would like to visit and photograph, come with me to Glacier Bay Alaska in August. You can find details on the Awake The Light website here  It is a spectacular trip with private boat charters, a superb lodge, and great photographic instruction. Only 5 spaces left.

Shutter Speed 1/1000 sec.  Aperture f/16.  ISO 800.  Lens: Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II, set at 140mm. Camera: Canon 7D Mark II.  Handheld.

TODAY'S QUOTE: "Earth and sky,...  the mountains and the sea,... teach us more than we can ever learn from books."  --John Lubbock

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