Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Here's Lookin' At YOU, Kid!
One of the many things I love about Alaska is the wide variety of wildlife combined with spectacular scenery. A trip to the Last Frontier is a treat no matter where else in the world you might have traveled, or how often you might have been to Alaska.
These sea lions are just one of many species that we see on the Glacier Bay National Park photo tour, coming up in August. Details here http://awakethelight.com/glacier-bay-national-park/
In addition to whales, puffins, and sea otters, we get some nice close-up views of these somewhat comical animals. Ungainly on land, once they slide into the water they are superb and graceful swimmers.
This image was made from our boat. When shooting from boats it is important to use a fast shutter speed and to be comfortable hand-holding your camera. In some cases we do use tripods, but more often it is easier to not use one. Teaching you how to photograph from a boat is just one of the many things you will learn on this trip. All Awake The Light photo workshops and tours are designed to teach you new and creative techniques. Regardless of your skill level, you will come away with new information and superb images.
In Glacier Bay, we travel by small chartered boats just for us. Our captain, who is also a naturalist, knows where to go to find the best views of all the animals and birds we want to photograph. We go where WE want to go, not where other boats carrying over a hundred tourists go. When we find photographic opportunities we stop for as long as we want to so as not to miss a single shot.
At the end of the day we return to our beautiful lodge for a gourmet dinner, starry skies, and image critiques. There are still a few spaces left, so now is the time to reserve your spot. Call 757-773-0194, or email email@example.com for more information, or to register.
Shutter Speed 1/1000 sec. Aperture f/8. ISO 800. Lens: Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II with 1.4x extender for an effective focal length of 560mm. Camera: Canon 7D MarkII. Handheld.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever." --Jacques Yves Cousteau