Some HDR from Denali NP

Posted September 18th, 2009 by   |  Photography, Software, Travel  |  Permalink

Last week’s trip to Denali NP presented some high contrast lighting to deal with. One of the “downsides” of having good weather in a place like Denali is that your camera isn’t able to capture all the detail from the shadows while also capturing detail from the clouds and sky.

To overcome this issue with the camera, I took a series of exposures at different brightnesses and then ran them through software called Photomatix Pro. After compressing the tones, I brought them into Photoshop for a little more burning/dodging.

Toklat river, Denali NP. Nikon D300s, 12-24mm f4, Gitzo CF tripod.

Toklat river, Denali NP. Nikon D300s, 12-24mm f4, Gitzo CF tripod.

HDR Black and White from Polychrome Overlook in Denali NP. This image was created from a 7 frame HDR burst in Photomatix Pro, then converted to B&W in Photoshop. Nikon D700, 28-75mm f2.8, Gitzo CF

HDR Black and White from Polychrome Overlook in Denali NP. This image was created from a 7 frame HDR burst in Photomatix Pro, then converted to B&W in Photoshop. Nikon D700, 28-75mm f2.8, Gitzo CF

Fall colors. Toklat River, Denali NP. Nikon D300s, 12-24mm f4, Gitzo CF tripod.

Fall colors. Toklat River, Denali NP. Nikon D300s, 12-24mm f4, Gitzo CF tripod.





More beauty in Denali NP

Posted September 10th, 2009 by   |  Photography, Travel  |  Permalink
Mountain range at sunrise.

Mountain range at sunrise.

Dall sheep ram.

Dall sheep ram.

Caribou in front of mountain range in the Toklat River.

Caribou in front of mountain range in the Toklat River.

Reflection on pond next to Teklanika River.

Reflection on pond next to Teklanika River.

The mountain wasn’t out today and was obscured by clouds. So, what do you do when the mountain isn’t out? Take pictures of “non mountains”. Today we were blessed with bighorn sheep, caribou, and stunning river valleys.

Denali is truly a national treasure and everyone should make a point to make the trek at least once in their life.





Day 2 in Denali NP

Posted September 8th, 2009 by   |  Photography, Travel  |  Permalink
Mt. McKinley from Eielson.

Mt. McKinley from Eielson.

Fox in Denali NP.

Fox in Denali NP.

Northern Hawk Owl.

Northern Hawk Owl.

Had a fun day yesterday in Denali NP. We were able to photograph the mountain and see how massive it is. The weather up here has been amazing and our group was walking around in t-shirts all day long.

We are headed back into the park today for more fall color, wildlife and nature photography.





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