Posts Tagged ‘Landscapes’

Mount Sanford sunrise photo

Friday, June 15th, 2012
Sunrise, Mt. Sanford, Wrangell - St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska.

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Winter Landscape, Denali National Park

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

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A Year in Alaska Photos, 2011

Monday, December 26th, 2011

Hey Folks,

It’s that time of year once again. Thanks so much for stopping by to read the blog here and view the photos, I appreciate it.

Here are my pick of images (34) for 2011. I hope you enjoy them.

You’ll find a great list of photographers’ photos of the year on Jim Goldstein’s blog. Check it out.

Thanks

Cheers

Carl (more…)

Happy Solstice

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011
Snow covered boulders glisten in late evening sun. Winter light on fresh snow, along the frozen Kennicott River, or Kennecott River, Wrangell - St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska.

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Mt. St. Elias Photo, Icy Bay, Wrangell – St. Elias

Monday, December 19th, 2011
Mt. St. Elias, Icy Bay, Wrangell - St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska.

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Photographs are making us richer

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011
Arrigetch Peaks, Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska.

View up Arrigetch Creek toward the Arrigetch Peaks, Xanadu, Ariel and Caliban, from left to right. A popular rock climbing and backpacking destination, the Arrigecth Peaks lie in the heart of Alaska's Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, right near the Continental Divide. Arrigetch Peaks, Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska. Please click on the image above to view a larger version of this photo.

Hey Folks,

You perhaps saw this recent story in the news about our ‘drowning in a sea of images’. It’s an interesting view, and, I believe, a very valid point. Any kind of inundation makes staying afloat a difficult task. And sometimes it’s impossible.

A photographer and artist I admire, Chase Jarvis, recently posted a response to this on his blog, about how we’re not drowning, but getting richer with this unabating torrent of images. That’s kind of a weird take on it. What kind of flood can we swim through?

Chase argues “shouldn’t it be said that we’re not drowning in photography at all, that we’re perhaps getting metaphorically rich off more and more of these veins of gold?”

“veins of gold”? Gold has value because it’s rare. And because it’s durable. If gold were produced quite as readily as iphone “pics” seem to be, and had a similar lifespan of any digital file, it wouldn’t cost eighteen hundred dollars an ounce right now. I’d suggest a better chemical analogy might be carbon dioxide. CO2 seems to be pretty prevalent right now, becoming ever more so, and, contrary to what the s(k)eptics tell ya, it’s not enriching our world. (more…)

Mount Sanford at sunrise

Monday, November 21st, 2011
Mount Sanford at sunrise, Wrangell - St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska.

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Sometimes you have to work

Friday, November 18th, 2011
Night sky over Mt. St. Elias, Wrangell - St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska.

A starry night sky falls above Mt. Saint Elias, still glowing in the late evening sun. Stars at night over Mt. St. Elias, Icy Bay, Wrangell - St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska.

Hey Folks,

Sometimes the work of an artist is simply to be persistent; keep at it. Follow through on that little spark of an idea that awakens us at night; pursue that little ‘idea’, no matter how trivial, how distant it seems. That trigger is where art begins. All art.

I suppose this point may be made more clearly in reverse; sometimes it’s easier to simply think ‘yeah, that would be neat’, but never actually follow up when we receive an idea. It’s always too easy to conjure up excuses not to do something, rather than actually take a single step in the direction that calls us; something akin to what they say about evil and good men doing nothing.

As an artist, when you notice that little spark of an idea, that trigger that calls your attention, no matter how briefly, give it your attention; make an effort to follow that story, that path, that rhythm, that idea, and see where it takes you; that journey is what art is. Don’t “do nothing”. (more…)

Malaspina Glacier Photo

Monday, November 14th, 2011
Malaspina Glacier, Wrangell - St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska.

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Brown bear and a big landscape

Saturday, November 5th, 2011
Brown bear silhouette, Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska.

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