Eagle River Camera Club Featured Photographer for March 2020
I live in Eagle River and enjoy nature and landscape photography plus sports and underwater photography. I began my interest in photography while in college at the Coast Guard Academy and continued to grow as I traveled around during my 30 years in the Coast Guard. After retiring in 2004, I was able to dedicate more time to photography and invested time in numerous workshops over the past 10 years, starting with Marco’s classes, to expand my knowledge, techniques and try new things like floral, macro, creative and aurora photography.
I like to create images that capture the many inspiring wonders and textures of nature both big and small. I also started experimenting with creative and abstract photo editing tools using several Topaz products to create new and interesting creative images. Over the past 6 years I have participated in numerous Alaska photo contests where I have received several awards and/or my photos were selected for show including Alaska State Fair, Alaska Wild, Anchorage Botanical Garden, Bear Paw, OLE and Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area. When I travel, I’m always on the lookout for new and different subject matter.
Rugged Coastline – The coast of SE Australia near Melbourne and the 12 Apostles formation, is an area under slow but constant change by the sea. This view was from and helicopter tour of the area.
Wilderness and Technology – The Alaska pipeline winding through the barren and rugged landscape of Atigun Pass in late August.
Sultan Sea Sunset – Sunsets on the disappearing waters of the Sultan Sea and the remains and ruins of old dock formations. The Sultan Sea is in a desert area south of Palm Springs, Ca where evaporation is causing water levels to decline and saline levels increase.
Inhospitable Landscape – White Pocket, Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, NW Arizona is an out of this world location, full of many different textures, colors and lines. It is a one square mile “soft sediment deformation” in an ancient seabed, meaning the contortions and twisting and turning occurred back in Jurassic time while the sand was saturated and before the sand was completely turned into rock
Grand Canyon North Rim Sunset – Peaceful time in a rugged environment.
Budding Buddies – Spring time arrives as a pair of poppies prepare to bloom
Floral Textures – A Poppy alive with texture and color.
Floral Energy – This image reveals the flowing energy in nature.
Lone Wolf – Alaskan wolf looking for a meal.
Sharp Turn – Sled dog race during the annual Anchorage Fur Rondy Festival.
Fall Swans – Swan visiting Anchorage’s Potter Marsh in the fall.