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Sun Dogs



On a sled dog excursion in Alaska. On a glacier.

On a sled dog excursion in Alaska. On a glacier.
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16 Comments | Report
Serendipity1
 
Serendipity1 September 16, 2012
WOW Very nice!!
PSJPhotography
 
PSJPhotography September 16, 2012
Fantastic!
j_oconnor84
 
j_oconnor84 September 16, 2012
excellent photo! love this. peer award given :)
Rafal_Antoniuk
 
Rafal_Antoniuk February 11, 2013
This is really nice capture for me! Congrats!
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 February 11, 2013
Fantastic , very good shot ! Congrats
tsambaproductions
 
tsambaproductions February 11, 2013
congrats
bobbynall
 
bobbynall February 12, 2013
Awesome !!!!!
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 February 12, 2013
Very cool shot! Beautiful too! Congrats!
Matador
 
Matador February 16, 2013
Very nice!
mistyvkirsch
 
mistyvkirsch February 26, 2013
Congrats!
hbop_22
 
hbop_22 March 30, 2013
Sweet!
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita March 03, 2014
beautiful light, textures and composition
LeeBennett PRO+
 
LeeBennett April 08, 2015
Superb image, tells a story and is nicely proportioned. Well done!
dareco PRO+
 
dareco May 06, 2015
voted
matthewhladek
 
matthewhladek June 01, 2015
Very well done. I feel as though I am right on the sled!
thenickelwell
 
thenickelwell June 03, 2015
What an awesome shot. Love it

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this picture while on a family trip to Alaska. We helicoptered up to this glacier where they took tourists dogsledding. Kind of an embarrassingly touristy thing to do, but it was beautiful!
Time
If memory serves me, this was taken sometime in the mid-afternoon. I hail from the great, equator-inclined state of Florida so the sun is pretty much directly over-head and blazing from about 10am to 4am. But in Alaska, the sun actually follows a pretty standard path through the sky, which allowed for some pretty cool definition in the snow.
Lighting
I don't usually shoot nature photography or candids; in fact, I'm really a studio photographer. Well, really I'm a filmmaker, but as a photographer, I'm a studio photographer. But I always draw to capturing images with a softness in the quality of light and an obvious contrast between the highlights and shadows.
Equipment
This happens to have been shot on my mom's pretty basic point and shoot Canon. I didn't have my Nikon D5100 on me at the time.
Inspiration
Who wouldn't feel the need to capture the beauty of such an amazing place!
Editing
I did do a decent amount of post-processing. Now-a-days I use Adobe Bridge to edit the portrait shoots I do for people, but back when I took this I was still using solely Adobe photoshop. It's been a while, but I believe I had to cover up a house that was way in the distance that was messing up the vastness of the landscape. I also warmed up the highlights some to emulate the dusk feeling I remember from being there.
In my camera bag
Usually I carry my Nikon D5100 around along with the two variable Nikon lenses I have (18-55mm and a longer lens whose specs have escaped me). It's probably about time to upgrade to something a little more suited for video work (since that's what I do now), but my D5100 has never failed me. In the studio I work with two softboxes and studio bulbs. Recently I've done some cinematography for music videos with the Panasonic GH4 and the Veydra mini-primes and I'm absolutely in love. The low-light abilities of the GH4 are impeccable and the speed and crispness of the Veydra lenses is surprising for it's compact size.
Feedback
Just be inspired by the moment. Nature and the human-condition have such an organic beauty and desire to be connected to and with. Don't get your head too caught up in whether your ISO is too high and you're going to get noise or if you should put on your longer lens, just shoot it and have faith that art will find a way (ya, I stole that from Jurassic Park). But also don't feel like every time you go out into nature you need a lens betwixt you and creation. Sometimes your mind just needs to reconfigure to how it sees the world in all of it's grandeur and majesty instead of how it sees that same world from beyond a hunk of technology.

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