Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Community Talk, Chatter & Official Stuff Member Activities 
Thread started 03 Jul 2007 (Tuesday) 22:16
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Back from Alaska, if anyone needs info

 
Needsnow
Goldmember
Avatar
1,814 posts
Likes: 2
Joined Jan 2007
Location: Nebraska
     
Jul 03, 2007 22:16 |  #1

I just returned from 2 weeks in Alaska, cruise from Vancouver to Seward, then 3 days in Seward and 4 days in Homer. If anyone wants information, I have a few wonderful things I could recommend.

My photos turned out incredible, thanks to this web and lots and lots of practice. The practice was absolutely the key. Thanks to all who answered my questions.

As for my gear. Everything worked out great.

I'd be happy to answer any specific questions.


Canon EOS R

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
HighPlainsPhotographer
Goldmember
Avatar
1,375 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Aug 2006
Location: Colorado High Country
     
Jul 04, 2007 08:22 |  #2

I am curious what the highlights of your trip were in Homer and Seward - I just returned from a week on the Kenai peninsula. The highlights of my trip would be a boat tour of Kenia Fjords NP and a visit to Katmai NP to visit the bears. Here are a couple of bear pics https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=342951

Shaun


5D : 40D : 17-40 F/4L : 24-105 F/4L : 50 F/1.2L : 70-200 F/2.8L
A Window Into My World  (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
cfcRebel
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
10,252 posts
Joined Feb 2005
Location: Austin, TX
     
Jul 04, 2007 09:48 |  #3

Hi Needsnow,

I am planning for my 1st Alaska trip for 2008/2009. As Shaun mentioned, what are the highlights of your trip in Homer, Seward and/or any places along the way? The information would definitely help me. Looking forward to seeing the photos from your trip. :)

Shaun, the bear photos are amazing. I've always wanted to photograph wild bears, especially when i went to Yellowstone but came back empty handed. Any advice on where and when i should visit in addition to Kenai NP in Alaska? Is a 10-day trip enough or a little too short?

Thanks in advance.


Fee

Canon | SIGMA | TAMRON | Kenko | Amvona

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Needsnow
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
Avatar
1,814 posts
Likes: 2
Joined Jan 2007
Location: Nebraska
     
Jul 04, 2007 11:44 |  #4

In Seward, the highlights were a trip to Kenai Fjords NP and hiking the Exit Glacier and trail to the Harding Ice fields. We stayed at a B&B right on Ressurection Bay and went on a small boat tour through the Fjords. It was AWESOME. I'd definitely recommend a boat that holds 15 people over a bigger boat. We saw about 8 humpback whales that day, stellar sea lions & the glaciers were in full activity.

In Homer, we stayed at a B&B with an incredible view. She books up really quickly, so let me know if you want her information. Her property is also on a daily traveled trail by bears & moose. The highlight of Homer was going tidal pooling in China Poot Bay with the Alaska Center for Coastal Studies. The brown bear viewing was out of our budget...but maybe another trip.

This picture was taken at 11:15 at NIGHT!!!!


HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.


Canon EOS R

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
cfcRebel
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
10,252 posts
Joined Feb 2005
Location: Austin, TX
     
Jul 04, 2007 13:17 |  #5

11:15 at night? HOLY SMOKE! :D
I guess that only happens in summer? Thanks for the information. That's very helpful.


Fee

Canon | SIGMA | TAMRON | Kenko | Amvona

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
HighPlainsPhotographer
Goldmember
Avatar
1,375 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Aug 2006
Location: Colorado High Country
     
Jul 08, 2007 17:34 |  #6

cfcRebel wrote in post #3485212 (external link)
Hi Needsnow,


Shaun, the bear photos are amazing. I've always wanted to photograph wild bears, especially when i went to Yellowstone but came back empty handed. Any advice on where and when i should visit in addition to Kenai NP in Alaska? Is a 10-day trip enough or a little too short?

Thanks in advance.

I saw only one black bear on the Kenai Peninsula. I took a chartered float plan trip to Katmai NP for the bear viewing. PM me if you would like some more info.

Shaun


5D : 40D : 17-40 F/4L : 24-105 F/4L : 50 F/1.2L : 70-200 F/2.8L
A Window Into My World  (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
keenasmustard
Senior Member
Avatar
280 posts
Joined Nov 2005
Location: Melbourne, Australia
     
Jul 17, 2007 22:33 |  #7

Needshow: Could you please give me some details of the boat tour company you went with? Did you see any otters on that trip?


My Gear

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Needsnow
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
Avatar
1,814 posts
Likes: 2
Joined Jan 2007
Location: Nebraska
     
Jul 18, 2007 05:02 |  #8

http://www.alaskasaltw​aterlodge.com/ (external link)

They have a B&B right on the Bay. It was really, really wonderful to be able to walk on the shore in the morning/evenings. We were on a 15 passenger boat. The wildlife that we saw that day included, otters, puffins, stellar sea lions & humback whales. What was so awesome was being on a small boat that had the flexibility of doing what the passengers wanted to do that day and not being on a big commercial rig. The Captian (Keri) was super friendly and has been in the area all of her life. It was a 10/10 experience. Please let me know if you need any more information. They book up really fast, FYI.


Canon EOS R

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
keenasmustard
Senior Member
Avatar
280 posts
Joined Nov 2005
Location: Melbourne, Australia
     
Jul 18, 2007 22:00 |  #9

Thanks for the info. Checking them out right now and just waiting for them to call me.


My Gear

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
john62c
Hatchling
2 posts
Joined Feb 2008
     
Jul 30, 2008 19:08 |  #10

Can you tell me how you "practiced" for the trip. We are going in 2 weeks and I want all the shooting tips I can get.

Thanks!

John C




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

1,942 views & 0 likes for this thread
Back from Alaska, if anyone needs info
FORUMS Community Talk, Chatter & Official Stuff Member Activities 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is dayuan99
1346 guests, 308 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.