Morning Wildlife

Every once in a while I go through a dry spell of personal photography joy. Sometimes I leave my camera on the shelf forgoing any private outings just to document and capture the magic in the world around me.

I’m not sure if it’s based on anything in particular, or if it’s just being busy with other things that keep my attention else where, but nevertheless, when I realize it’s happened, I’m excited to come back.

This weekend was one of those.

Saturday evening I went out with some gear (D3, D300, 70-200 2.8 VR, & TC20) to see about getting some sports shots. I rode my bike around to the various fields, but for some reason, 5:30pm is not a great time to find athletes in Juneau. Instead, I stopped by the glacier to see what kind of wildlife I could find. The downside – it was raining, and in my ride home, it got to the point where I started getting nervous about how wet my bag was getting…

Here’s the results of the evening:

And then on Saturday, I got together with Herb for a Min16.com outing to the glacier with a couple of swimmers in hopes of getting some good tourist reactions. It was fun to just relax, socialize, and try to find some good images amidst the tourists with our shock and awe tactics. I’m calling our activity, “touristing”, as in the act of trying to get reactions from tourists. We’ll see if the word sticks. See those images here:

And then, in my continued enthusiasm for my new teleconverter and the excitement of a gal at the glacier on Saturday night, I thought I’d try my hand again this morning at the glacier and again at Salmon Creek. It was a great way to spend a beautiful morning. Check out the shots here:

Now, I don’t expect that any of these images to be ones that “make the cut” for a portfolio of work, but it’s nice to know that I can head out anytime and not worry about the results and just to enjoy the process.

Till next time,
-Cody

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