Sunday, March 30, 2014

In Deep

So this HDR thing has me hooked.  Here are some more pics I took this weekend.  I keep asking myself when is too much of something over the top?  I guess time will answer that one. 

Saturday, March 29, 2014

More fun with HDR

Oh no, this is getting dangerous.

Fun with HDR

HDR or High Dynamic Range has been a fun toy for many photographers for a while.  I just recently acquired the ability to make these photos.  These photos are made by combining the same picture with 3 or more different exposures and combination them.  The results can be visually dramatic as the contrast between colors and light are extenuated.  It doesn't work well for all pictures but when it does work its great.  Here are three of mine that I like.

Monday, March 17, 2014


Got out for a few hours of shooting this past weekend and came up with these two shots of the same basic scene.


Sunday, March 2, 2014

Pebble Mine

In case anyone hasn't heard the EPA recently come out with this statement,  “Extensive scientific study has given us ample reason to believe that the Pebble Mine would likely have significant and irreversible negative impacts on the Bristol Bay (Alaska) watershed and its abundant salmon fisheries,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.  Pebble Mine is the proposed gold mine that threatens the largest Sockeye Salmon run in the world, along with the other 4 species of Pacific Salmon.

I rarely talk politics but having spent 7 summers in that neck of the woods many years ago I think sacrificing the last great salmon runs for some gold would leave the world a much less precious place.  Even though I haven't been up there in 23 years just knowing that it is up there makes me feel good, whole.  One day I dream of being able to take my family back there to share with them the magic of that country.

Enjoy some old pictures from the Last Frontier.