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Afternoon At The Museum

The Anchorage Museum is surprisingly hip. Even though its full of interesting exhibits, I was more impressed with the architecture…hence, this photo. If you have ever taken an Alaskan cruise, you probably know that you pick up the bus to your cruise ship at the museum. Not bad. Not only do you get a little culture, you don’t have to fake phone conversations to avoid awkward moments with other people at the bus stop.

Afternoon At The Museum

Anchorage Museum HDR

You are looking at the Anchorage Museum. It is where you wait for your bus that picks you up to take you to a cruise ship. That is the obvious difference between an Alaskan cruise and a Caribbean cruise. Although I haven’t been on a Caribbean cruise, I’m guessing you aren’t getting cultured waiting for you ship. You are more likely slamming margaritas getting primed to make some bad decisions.

Rodeo

This week I’ll be working on our next story. It will be focused on the world of Rodeo and the athletes who compete in it. I will be posting a lot of behind the scenes images like this iPhone image every night on Facebook/Twitter so give our FB page a like or so you can follow along.

Also, if you have any questions for either a bull rider or rodeo clown tweet them to me or post them here or on FB and I will do my best to get them answered.

National Western Stock Show

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News: Howdy! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I spent much of it redesigning my creative space. I actually designed a pretty cool workspace, and I will be sharing some money savings ideas in a future post. I’m excited about all the variety I have planned for you this week. Make sure to check back tomorrow because we have a great guest post in store for you from LightAsMagic.com’s unofficial legal council, Rick Young! I also have a little street portrait work and a photographic adventure in Cozumel. It should be fun.

Today’s Image: On the road to Denali, north of Anchorage Alaska, is the little shop known as Wall Mike’s. I can’t say I agree with Mike’s political views, but his shop did make for some interesting images. Mike was nice enough and there was no end to subject matter. Much more to come from this roadside attraction in future posts.

Newsletter: Make sure to sign up for our ‘Good Newsletter‘. I will be giving away a Kata 3-n-1 to one lucky subscriber.

Tip: I often talk about ways I use various lens focal lengths. One way I use wide angle lenses (a fisheye in this case) is to get really close to your subject. Because the lens is so wide you can get your subject, as well as, some contextual background in the frame. Give it a try sometime!

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Anchorage

That Anchorage Museum exceeded all my expectations. We visited it while wait for our Motor Coach (bus) to take us south to pick up our ship. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but one thing I wasn’t expecting was full gallery dedicated to HDR photography. Pretty darn progressive! I wonder if we will ever see an HDR image in Nat Geo? If you are ever in the Anchorage area, make sure you stop by the museum. The architecture alone was worth the visit.

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