Friday, January 18, 2008

Katmai sunrise

September in Alaska is one of my favorite times of the year for photography. This is so because the sunrise and sunset events comes back into a little more harmonious schedule. Any nature photographer is linked to these two events (save the night sky photographer), since the quality and angle of light is most conducive to pleasing photos. On this morning, a pre-dawn survey suggested a possible dramatic sunrise. I waited for the critical subject--in this case a brown bear--to walk into the landscape. Low light, a moving bear, and strong wings did not make this easy. However, thanks to effective high ISO quality, I managed to get a few usable captures.

Brown bear fishes for salmon, Brooks river, Katmai National Park, Alaska.
Canon 1Ds Mark II, 24-105 f4.0L (47mm), 1/40 sec @ f4.0, ISO 800

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