We had shipped out of Seward on a vessel taking us to observe wildlife in the Kenai Fjords National Park.
Wales emerged for air, porpoises splashed and jumped along our bow, and birds innumerable soared above, all with a dramatic background of glaciers and mountains rising like Colossi out of the Bering Sea.
‘Twas a photographer’s paradise.
For the majority of the trip, as I have mentioned before, I was responsible for getting shots with the Panasonic. This was a phenomenal task, but limiting in some respects, as the Panasonic is valued for its amazing auto-focus and ease of stability. I didn’t get to take full control of the images I was taking. It hadn’t really occurred to me to try.
I noticed that Claire wasn’t using her Canon T5i during the voyage, so I asked if I could tamper with it.
I thank God that she said yes.
It was like playing guitar for the first time (for those of you who know me well, you also know that this is a big deal.
Photography is an art. It’s much more than simply pointing and shooting. Nico posted a video on Facebook a while back that captures the feeling.
I found a whole new form of expression and mode of narration and my disposal, so I experimented and tinkered for the rest of the trip.
Here are some of my favorite shots: