Chugach Camping

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Camping near the Lost Lake Trail, Chugach National Forest, Seward, Alaska.

Camping near the Lost Lake Trail, Chugach National Forest, Seward, Alaska.

Last nights camping spot!  This is the first of what should be a few overnight trips around the area this week with a photographer friend visiting from Fairbanks.

Flying Puffin

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Horned Puffin, Prince William Sound, Chugach National Forest, Alaska.

Tufted Puffin, Prince William Sound, Chugach National Forest, Alaska.

Here is a new one from aboard the Discovery last summer.  The the sun was just catching this Tufted Puffin as it flew back to it’s nest – the background is dark shade from the island.

Spring Aurora

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Northern Lights over Resurrection Bay, Seward, Alaska.

Northern Lights over Resurrection Bay, Seward, Alaska.

This was last night around 3:30 a.m.  This has to be the easiest Northern Lights I have ever photographed.  Light jacket, no gloves, hats or boots!  There was frost on the windshield, so it most have been below freezing – barely.  And, without wind, it was easy peasy!

Chugach Film Festival

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Chugach National Forest, Alaska.

Chugach National Forest, Alaska.

It is fun to see my photo promoting this great event, but I’m bummed I can’t attend as I filmed some of the “beauty shots” in one of the films.  I appreciate the invitation, and would definitely be there if I could.

Tomorrow (Saturday) I begin a week and a half of intensive training for my Wilderness First Responder certificate.  It goes from 8 in the morning, to 8 at night with evening reading and homework, so I don’t see myself posting anything to the blog until after it is done.  That is also why I’ll miss the premiere.  See you on the back side!

Here Comes Winter!

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A lot of the time I have spent in the field over the last three years has been spent creating content I haven’t been able to share here on the blog – video.

There are a couple of reasons I haven’t been able to share much of my video work.  For one, I don’t market my stock video – it all goes to an agent under an exclusive license.

In addition, I have also spent a couple of years (2011 and 2012) contributing video to be used in a new film at the Begich, Boggs Visitor Center.  I was hired to do what they called the “beauty shots”.  Lots of landscapes, wildlife time-lapse etc.  Now that the production is done (it began airing last Summer), I can share some of my work – they also had an exclusive arrangement.

So here is a short variety of Winter clips.  Some of the things I was assigned were more challenging to capture then you might think – like fresh snow blowing from trees.  As often as I have seen that happen over the years – it is hard to be set-up  and rolling before it happens.  The opening clips which go from Summer to Autumn and then Winter were a lot of fun, and something I hope to do more of in the future.

By the way, if you do get by the Begich, Boggs Visitor Center, check out the video.  I also have a number of photos on the walls of the Center, and in the Visitor Guide – I am proud of the wonderful relationship I have had with the Chugach National Forest over the years.

Commercial Fishing

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Fishing boat hauling in Pink Salmon in Prince William Sound, Alaska.

Fishing boat hauling in Pink Salmon in Prince William Sound, Alaska.

This is a photo of a salmon seiner hauling in Pink Salmon in Prince William Sound.  Sharp eyed viewers might notice the Alaska State Ferry just zooming into the scene in the background.

Country Magazine – Seward Highway

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A motorhome on the Seward Highway passes along Kenai Lake, Alaska.

A motorhome on the Seward Highway passes along Kenai Lake, Alaska.

This is one of the photos that accompanies Janine’s latest article about the Seward Highway in Country Magazine!  The link is too an excerpt.  It is great to see her receive publication credit!  This photo is actually an old Fuji Velvia slide dating back to the late 90’s – nice to see my early work still getting used.