There is a reason I put my picture posts for this blog in the category of “Bad Photography.” I really don’t know what I’m doing. I started taking pictures when I realized I lived in a place full of amazing sights I am very lucky to witness. As I’ve traveled more, I’ve found even more reasons to take pictures. What I haven’t done is learn enough about the settings on my cameras to make any intelligent use of them. Neither have I made much use of post-production technologies. Most of the pictures on this website are thus straight out of the camera using the most basic settings available. This summer, I began using Instagram, however, and with a little badgering from Moni, I finally starting using some of the filters available on that service. It’s still bad photography, of course, I wouldn’t produce anything else. (I do have principles, you know!) But I do think a few of these images are an improvement, so I thought I’d share a few of the Alaska-themed pics in a new post.
…er, this is that post.
(Click a pic to embiggen it. You know you wanna!)
2am in May (Barrow)
Whale Skull During Spring Thaw (Barrow)
Snow Flurries (Barrow)
Sunset Over Melting Sea Ice (Barrow)
Nalukataq (Spring Whaling Festival, Barrow)
Snow Sculpture (Part of Contest one Spring, Barrow)
Bears on Barter Island
Ducks on Ship Creek in Anchorage
Eskimo PSA (Barrow)
Part of a Home in Point Hope
Jigsaw Dumpster (Barrow)
Arctic Palm Trees (Barrow)
Is that ship levitating? (Barrow)
Not Quite Ready for Winter (Barrow)
Dumpster Fauna (Barrow)
Bear patrol springs into action! (Kaktovik, Barter Island)
Anchorage History on a Wall (Anchorage)
Anaktuvuk Pass (Damn, it was cold that day!)
Beach in August (Barrow)
Ice wall piled up after a storm (Barrow)
Antfood Strikes! (Barrow)
Dew Line, Early Warning System (Barrow)
Ship Creek was a natural bluescape that evening (Anchorage)
Midnight Sun (Barrow)
Ice wall on the shore (Barrow)
Sea ice (Barrow)
Noon Flight out of Barrow (this doesn’t quite capture the high winds)
Poor Lonely Cold Light on a Dark Night! (Barrow)
Abstract Alley (Anchorage)
Eagle River as I Recall
More Sea Ice (Barrow)
Museum in Anaktuvuk Pass
Northern Lights (Barrow)
Chena River from Pike’s Landing (Fairbanks)
Dew Line from a Distance (Barrow)
Deadhorse (Prudhoe Bay)
Sunset Over a Pond (Barrow)
Early Spring Thaw (Barrow)
Kivgiq Performance (Messenger Feast, Barrow)
Unusually open water in mid winter (Barrow)
The jellyfish invasion did not go as planned (Barrow)
Someone yarn-bombed a tree (Anchorage)
Eagle River again
Umiaq race on July Fourth (Barrow)
Eagle River again
Sea ice (Barrow)
This is a float-plane runway (Anchorage)
Contrails point accusingly at seagulls. They say ‘Bad Seagulls!’ (Barrow)
Old Arctic Hotel (Barrow)
Beautiful scenes. I don’t know photography either….point & shoot is my level.
cindy knoke said:
If this is bad photography, I would like to see what you think are good at.
These are gorgeous.
You’re very kind.
ubi dubium said:
I cracked up at “The jellyfish invasion did not go as planned”.
I wondered if anyone would notice.
Maewyn Ballard said:
On Wed, Mar 9, 2016 at 5:01 PM, northierthanthou wrote:
> danielwalldammit posted: “There is a reason I put my picture posts for > this blog in the category of “Bad Photography.” I really don’t know what > I’m doing. I started taking pictures when I realized I lived in a place > full of amazing sights I am very lucky to witness. As I’ve travel” >
Thank you Maewyn.
Bunk Strutts said:
I just decided that I’m gonna be snowed in tomorrow. Thanks.
Is that skeleton of Boeing 747
I reckon so. DOn’t klnw the planes that well myself.
Don’t be hard on yourself. Your photographs are telling a story of Alaskan life that few tourists will ever see.
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photography is a matter of taste. I like yours.
Thank you for the laugh but I don’t think your photography is bad. It’s refreshing not to see overly processed photos. I found all of your photos to be very interesting. A very good photographer told me that it all comes down to composition, good lighting, and of course an interesting subject helps. I really like the photo of the hotel. Thank you for sharing!