Nine-Years Ago (01-September-2009) — Alaska

Gone to See North America Road Trip. Day 11: Haines, Alaska.

I completed the ferry voyage to Alaska aboard the Alaska Marine Highway ferry MV Columbia the previous afternoon. Rather than starting the drive to Anchorage right away, I checked into a local B&B and spent the night in Haines. My room on the 2nd floor looked over the harbor across to the mountains. I set up a camera to record the night sky (Nikon D3x camera and 45 mm f/2.8 PC-E lens). When reviewing the images in the morning, found that during the night there was a display of northern lights which I had not been expecting. With faster computers and new software, I have been able to re-process the night sky star trails with the full high-resolution raw images, and create a time-lapse video. In the past I could only process the lower resolution jpg images.


Individual images from the slide show can be viewed here.

Six-Years Ago (30-August-2009) — Alaska

Gone to See North America Road Trip. Day 09: Alaska Marine Highway on the MV Columbia.

Bald Eagle on Channel Marker 54 along the Wrangle Narrows.  From the deck of the MV Columbia on the Alaska Marine Highway. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 280 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec).

Bald Eagle on Channel Marker 54 From the deck of the MV Columbia (Alaska Marine Highway). Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 280 mm, f/5.6, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
Bald Eagle on Channel Marker 54 From the deck of the MV Columbia (Alaska Marine Highway). Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 280 mm, f/5.6, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)

Five-Years Ago (30-August-2009) — At Sea

Gone to See North America Road Trip. Day 09: Alaska Marine Highway on the MV Columbia.

Bald Eagle on Channel Marker 54 From the deck of the MV Columbia (Alaska Marine Highway). Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 280 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec).

Bald Eagle on Channel Marker 54 From the deck of the MV Columbia (Alaska Marine Highway). Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 280 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)
Bald Eagle on Channel Marker 54 From the deck of the MV Columbia (Alaska Marine Highway). Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 280 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)

Four-Years Ago (08-September-2009) — Alaska

Gone to See North America Road Trip – Nikonians ANPAT 9. Day 18: Denali National Park, Alaska.

Stony Hill Scenic Overlook. Autumn Panorama of the Highway to Denali, Denali National Park, Alaska. Composite of 3 vertical images taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 85 mm f/2.8 TC-E lens (ISO 100, 85 mm, f/16, 1/100 sec).

Stony Hill Scenic Overlook. Autumn Panorama of the Highway to Denali, Denali National Park, Alaska. Composite of 3 vertical images taken with a Nikon D3x and 85 mm f/2.8 TC-E lens (ISO 100, 85 mm, f/16, 1/100 sec). (David J Mathre)
Stony Hill Scenic Overlook. Autumn Panorama of the Highway to Denali, Denali National Park, Alaska. Composite of 3 vertical images taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 85 mm f/2.8 TC-E lens (ISO 100, 85 mm, f/16, 1/100 sec). (David J Mathre)

Four-Years Ago (04-September-2009) — Alaska

Gone to See North America Road Trip. Day 14: Anchorage, Alaska.

Silhouette of a Tug and Ship at dusk in the Anchorage Harbor. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 18-200 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/11, 1/50 sec).

Silhouette of a Tug and Ship at Dusk in the Anchorage Harbor. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 18-200 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/11, 1/50 sec). Nikonians ANPAT-9 (David J. Mathre)
Silhouette of a Tug and Ship at Dusk in the Anchorage Harbor. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 18-200 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/11, 1/50 sec). Nikonians ANPAT-9 (David J. Mathre)