Our Alaskan photo workshop ended today after a week in Talkeetna and environs, led by Tom Bol and Colby Coombs under the aegis of Colby’s Alaska Mountaineering School. There are too many photographic highlights to mention, but suffice it to say we had a friendly group and got some nice breaks from the weather gods. From my standpoint, the highlight was a three-day/two night campout in an area so secret I can’t even hint at its location. Well, maybe for a small fee. We were treated to views of Denali that I’ll be reliving for weeks.
We awoke to a steady rain the next morning, which gave us an excuse to sleep in and later provided the backdrop for some nice tundra macro work, then were treated to another spectacular light show that evening, and more great colors the next morning.
I’ll be working with these images for the next few weeks, but I hope you enjoy this quick sampling of what we saw.
So it’s always hard to say goodbye to a workshop, especially a weeklong one that was as much fun as this one. I am off for Denali National Park. You may have read about the grizzly bear fatality the other day, the first in the recorded history of Denali NP. In case you are worried, I won’t be camping out or approaching any wild animals for close-ups. I checked with Vegas, and the over/under for bears eating photographers in a season is 1. Okay, 1 and a half.
I’ve got the under.