This old truck isn’t dead, just sleeping. It’s a long nap. But it’s been a tough life being a truck up in an Alaskan sea town. Naps are well deserved.
This was taken on the Haines Highway, outside of Haines, Alaska. In the springtime, the sunsets last for hours. This provides the landscape photographer with time to drive around looking for the ‘best’ spot for getting a sunset photo. It stretches “The Golden Hour” into 3 or 4. If you can deal with the mosquitoes, it’s a wonderful place for photography.
This was taken a while back when I was returning from seeing my aunt up in Haines, Alaska: from the ferry getting close to Juneau.
That’s a great ferry ride: too bad I have a negative reaction about long boat rides right now or we might plan another trip.
These are peaks visible from the ferry between Haines and Juneau Alaska. I was lucky to catch a brief opening in the clouds letting a little sun on the lower rock while the foreground forest was in shade.
Camera: Nikon D810 Lens: Nikon 28-300mm set at 190mm ISO 800 1/640 sec f/13
Eldred Rock Lighthouse sits in the middle of Lynn Canal between Juneau and Haines. It’s a fantastic location… when it’s clear. Juneau weather is rainforest like… and you can get socked in for weeks. I was really lucky to be able to hit a day in November when it was clear and I was on the ferry from Juneau to Haines.
It was cold, though. In order to get the shot, I had to go out onto the deck of the ferry. The wind was blowing some, adding to the windchill from the motion of the boat. I would go out and shoot as long as my fingers could stand it, then go back inside and warm up as much as I could, hoping that my sensor stayed free of condensation. Between the wind and the ferry motion I had to bump up the ISO so I could keep the shutter speed fast enough to cut any camera motion.
Camera: Sony NEX-5N Lens: Sony 55-210mm set at 94mm ISO 1600 1/1000 sec F/16