Over the last several years I’ve taken a lot of Alaskan landscape photographs. Unlike my ice crystal photos that I feel are fairly unique, landscape photographs are fairly widespread and the standard is very high. That being said, living in Alaska does I feel give me somewhat of an advantage. The country up here is big, empty, and beautiful and it does not take much to capture an amazing scene.
What I have tried to do with my photos is to capture scenes that may not be so common. Because light is such a factor in Alaska with our long summer and our short winter days, many of these images involve sunlight in some way. Sunrise, sunset, or just the glow of the sun low on the horizon. The play of colors, the shift of light, it takes an ordinary landscape and can make it extraordinary and that is what I’ve tried to show with these shots. Many of these are also not typical in size. Often they are elongated either by my use of the panoramic feature of my camera, or through cropping. These elongated photos really bring the wide views that are common in Alaska into perspective.
While the wide format works well for capturing the scene, printing some of these might be a challenge. If you do decide you would like to purchase one, you can email me if you need help. There is the option to purchase the images in a digital format which would allow you to crop or print in any way you want. I hope you enjoy. I will be uploading a second album with the rest of the landscape images in the next few days.
** I realized after posting this that there are five images included here that I took in Blaine WA, last year when I was visiting my hometown. So not quite all Alaskan, but Blaine is as close as you can get to Alaska in the lower forty eight being right on the border and the ocean so I’m going to count them as almost Alaskan.