Nine-Years Ago (13-September-2009) — Canada

Gone to See North America Road Trip. Day 23: Alaska-Canada Highway. Yukon, Canada.

Wildlife along the Alaska-Canada highway. Mother Black Bear and two cubs, a Red-Fox hunting, and Bison living in the forests in Yukon.

Mother Black Bear alongside the Alaska-Canada Highway. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 70-300 mm f/4 lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/7, 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)
Mother Black Bear alongside the Alaska-Canada Highway. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 70-300 mm f/4 lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/7, 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)
Pair of Black Bear cubs alongside the Alaska-Canada Highway. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 70-300 mm f/4 lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/7, 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)
Pair of Black Bear cubs alongside the Alaska-Canada Highway. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 70-300 mm f/4 lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/7, 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)
Red Fox hunting alongside the Alaska-Canada Highway. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 70-300 mm f/4 lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/50 sec). (David J Mathre)
Red Fox hunting alongside the Alaska-Canada Highway. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 70-300 mm f/4 lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/50 sec). (David J Mathre)
Bison alongside the Alaska-Canada Highway. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 70-300 mm f/4 lens (ISO 280, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)
Bison alongside the Alaska-Canada Highway. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 70-300 mm f/4 lens (ISO 280, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)
Bison alongside the Alaska-Canada Highway. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 70-300 mm f/4 lens (ISO 900, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)
Bison alongside the Alaska-Canada Highway. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 70-300 mm f/4 lens (ISO 900, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)

Two-Years Ago (12-September-2009) — Canada

Gone to See North America Road Trip. Day 22: Anchorage to Burwash Landing on the Alaska-Canada Highway. Yukon, Canada.

Derelict Fishing Boat .ย Upon completion of ANPAT 9, I started my return trip from Anchorage Alaska through Canada along the Alaska-Canada (ALCAN) highway. The first night I stopped at a RV park in Burwash Landing, Yukon Canada. The RV park is right on the bank of Kluane Lake. I noticed this derelict fishing boat right behind my RV, and thought that it looked interesting. It was overcast, and starting to get dark so I bracketed the exposures. I processed the images with Photomatix Pro, and pushed the saturation to get a colorful autumn look. Even though this may be considered by some as a “highly distorted reality” HDR, I like the effect for this image. I have also included an unprocessed single exposure version for comparison.

Intersting note if you search the net for images in and around Burwash Landing and Lake Kluane you will find many images of this boat, and see how it has decayed over the years.

Derelict Fishing Boat HDR at Burwash Landing, Yukon Canada. On Kluane Lake along the Alaska Canada Highway. Composite of 3 images taken with a Nikon D3 and 14-24 mm lens (ISO 800, 24 mm, f/8). HDR Processed with Photomatix Pro. (David J Mathre)
Derelict Fishing Boat HDR at Burwash Landing, Yukon Canada. On Kluane Lake along the Alaska Canada Highway. Composite of 3 images taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 14-24 mm lens (ISO 800, 24 mm, f/8). HDR Processed with Photomatix Pro. (David J Mathre)
Derelict Boat at Burwash Landing, Yukon Canada. On Kluane Lake along the Alaska Canada Highway. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 14-24 mm lens (ISO 800, 24 mm, f/8, 1/30 sec) (David J Mathre)
Derelict Boat at Burwash Landing, Yukon Canada. On Kluane Lake along the Alaska Canada Highway. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 14-24 mm lens (ISO 800, 24 mm, f/8, 1/30 sec) (David J Mathre)