As the camera wars continue to escalate, encouraging us to trade in our 401k's for MP's, I had the urge to look back at what photography was like before I ever learned to take my old D50 off manual or what raw is. Here is a shot from August of 2007,a week in which my son and I saw "the mountain" on every day of our trip to Alaska. This was the trip that likely launched my love of both national parks and photography.
Went out to Portage Lake near Waterloo to shoot the sunset and work with filters a bit. With no clouds, I did not have much luck capturing any grand views with my Z6, but while my 2 minute exposures were going I played with my phone. My old Samsung S7 captured much more drama than I managed to on my normal camera, as wandering around handholding the phone let me find cool silhouettes like this one of @lisahunterphotos no doubt capturing something better than I did. I suspect handholding my Z6 would have been better, but sometimes I just like shooting with my phone. That in-phone HDR adds a lot of instant gratification I think.
It was a gorgeous night to be on the pier watching a #lakemichigan sunset! As happens too often, the real show got going once the sun set and all the people left. Thanks to @lisahunterphotos for sticking around with me and continuing to get soaked by the waves crashing over the pier! Check her photos out too!
When you see a brown sign for a waterfall pointing down a narrow forest road you should always go see where it leads. June 19, 2019 #nikonUSA Z6 f11, ISO 250, 1/4 second