Thursday, June 26, 2014

ALASKAN FLORA

By design, our trip to Alaska occurred close to the summer solstice.  As a result, there was abundant flora on the trip, and I tried to capture some of it on sort of a haphazard basis.  Ideally, I might have brought my macro lens and tripod, but that would have entailed lugging a lot more stuff, so I had left that equipment at home.  Here is some of what I got handheld with my 24-120 mm lens.

On a street in Ketchikan.


Outside the visitor center at the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau.




I thought these last two were especially nice, as I was able to isolate the flowers by blurring out the background.  And the daisy-like flower in particular exhibits the raindrops that characterized our hike while visiting the glacier.

And finally on our hike of the Chilkoot Trail in Skagway.



This last of ferns was my favorite of the bunch.  That I was able to darken the background helped, as did the series of well placed raindrops that the ferns were holding.

John

1 comment:

  1. I love the floowers. They look so tiny and perfect.

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