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I implemented some of y'alls suggestions and took these this evening from my hotel room window. I played around with the exposure, color, and ISO settings.

I am still struggling with taking pics of the mountains. I try to zoom to capture snow features that I find really beautiful, but they've been turning out really grainy. Today was a clear day so I had lots of opportunities to get great pics but i still feel like I go so-so ones. I am really very fascinated by the way the snow looks on the mountains and I just can't capture it the way I see it. Ugh.

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That isn't Alaska, I don't see one stray penguin or moose.




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That isn't Alaska, I don't see one stray penguin or moose.
You don't see 'em because I wrangled 'em all with my lasso so I could get lingerie on them for my next practice photo shoot.
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i think lower ISO gets rid of grain in lower light pics.. i could be totally wrong however..
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There is barely any snow on the ground. WTF?!?!?!
1. it's march already
2. it rained a lot during the last two weeks, according to the folks here.
3. The weather was awesome today-- around 33 and totally clear. VERY sunny.
4. that's downtown; a lot has been cleared out. In my pictures from outside the city you can see a lot of snow still on the ground.
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Do you have a UV filter on your lens? Is the sky really clear? What lens are you using? Oh yeah, get outside of the hotel.

Try a low ISO, say 100, shoot full manual at around f11 and lengthen the shutter speed to get the right exposure. You may need a tripod, or to set the camera on a solid surface and use the shutter delay if the shutter speed gets any slower than around 1/60 sec.

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1. it's march already
2. it rained a lot during the last two weeks, according to the folks here.
3. The weather was awesome today-- around 33 and totally clear. VERY sunny.
4. that's downtown; a lot has been cleared out. In my pictures from outside the city you can see a lot of snow still on the ground.
1. It's still Alaska
2. It's still Alaska
3. If I want to ride I may have to move to Alaska
4. That sounds more like it
5. I checked the map for the exact location of Anchorage. It is on the southern coast, so it is warmer there from the warm water curents. Now I really want to go there!

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So are you going to get to leave Los Anchorage?

Once you get out of town and beyond the Chugach you really see how beautiful the state is.

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Humpy's rocks!!! They have the best Fish n Chips evar! True story.

The last time I was in Anchorage I ate there 4 times. I have pictures of my climbing team and I eating out on the picnic tables.

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now lets see the ones that are not from your hotel room window!!!!

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Ok first of all, my 18th floor windows open, so I'm not shooting behind glass.

Second of all, I drove north one 1 to the post yesterday, and then all the way south to the whittier tunnel and I stopped a million times along the way. I just hadn't posted those pics. That's what I was talking about when I said I was having trouble capturing the beauty of the snow.
I also drove into Girdwood and had dinner there.

Believe me, I'm out of this hotel as much as possible. I don't think I'm ever coming home; I love it here.

Thanks to those giving the photo tips; I really am practicing with them.
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Do you have a UV filter on your lens? Is the sky really clear? What lens are you using? Oh yeah, get outside of the hotel.

Try a low ISO, say 100, shoot full manual at around f11 and lengthen the shutter speed to get the right exposure. You may need a tripod, or to set the camera on a solid surface and use the shutter delay if the shutter speed gets any slower than around 1/60 sec.
No, yes, and none. It's just my little point and shoot SD600-- I don't have a better camera bc I'm not exactly ansel adams.
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Ok first of all, my 18th floor windows open, so I'm not shooting behind glass.

Second of all, I drove north one 1 to the post yesterday, and then all the way south to the whittier tunnel and I stopped a million times along the way. I just hadn't posted those pics. That's what I was talking about when I said I was having trouble capturing the beauty of the snow.
I also drove into Girdwood and had dinner there.

Believe me, I'm out of this hotel as much as possible. I don't think I'm ever coming home; I love it here.

Thanks to those giving the photo tips; I really am practicing with them.
When you drove down towards Whittier was the tide in or out? When its out I think its amazing how the water ways are almost empty with the mud flats. I'll be back up there in the beginning of April to finish up a job south of there on the Kenai Peninsula. We have to go to Seward, then back all the way up and around to Soldotna then down to Homer. Then from Homer the fun begins getting on the little puddle jumper planes to go out to Port Graham and out towards Kodiak Island.

Did you go all the way through the tunnel into Whittier yet? The boat tour I took out of there was really cool. Lots of wild life, sea lions, bald eagles, sea otters, sea lions, walrus. I think its amazing how big a eagle makes her nest. They say that sometimes the tree gets so top heavy from the eagles nest they will break or fall down.

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if you find penguins roaming around in Alaska, its armageddon. Penquins are from the SOUTHERN hemisphere

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Admit it; you had to Wiki that info, didn't you?!
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Admit it; you had to Wiki that info, didn't you?!
nope i knew this from thinking about my lifelong dream to tackle a penguin

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Did you know that male pengunis brave the long cold winters of the antarctic to keep the eggs warm, while the mothers head to Ixtapa for winter break and party like it's 1999?
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OMG that sky looks so blue. It is beautiful.

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True story.

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When you drove down towards Whittier was the tide in or out? When its out I think its amazing how the water ways are almost empty with the mud flats. I'll be back up there in the beginning of April to finish up a job south of there on the Kenai Peninsula. We have to go to Seward, then back all the way up and around to Soldotna then down to Homer. Then from Homer the fun begins getting on the little puddle jumper planes to go out to Port Graham and out towards Kodiak Island.

Did you go all the way through the tunnel into Whittier yet? The boat tour I took out of there was really cool. Lots of wild life, sea lions, bald eagles, sea otters, sea lions, walrus. I think its amazing how big a eagle makes her nest. They say that sometimes the tree gets so top heavy from the eagles nest they will break or fall down.
Tide was in but still low at the shores. You could see a lot of the mud flats. Very cool, but no whales yet at belgua point. Too early I guess.

Tunnel to Whittier is closed. Went all the way to it, and then took awesome pictures there, but had to turn around. The tours out in glacier bay don't open until late april/early may. I'm thinking of doing a flight tour of cook inlet-- I was fascinated by it when we came in on landing and a few people have said the flight tours are worth the money. I also had an offer to try snowshoeing....hmmmm...
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You should totally find a drunk Bush Pilot and get him to take you up for a flight. I'm sure you could coax him for a nominal fee.

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