When I first started this site, I had no intention of doing much, if any, landscape photography. I get so much joy out of taking photographs of people, that I thought there couldn’t be much fun in taking pictures of landscapes. However, when my husband and I decided to take a week trip to Alaska where he grew up, I jumped at the opportunity to dabble into landscape photography. I am so happy that I did. Even though I thought I would miss capturing the “personality” of the person being photographed, I quickly found myself being faced with a new set of challenges and rewards – trying to truly capture the bright colors and beautiful, breath-taking scenary of Alaska. My goal was to use this opportunity to the fullest, trying to find the best lighting to capture the most vivid colors and best depth of field that would truly make the landscape of Alaska pop. With all of the different elements to take into consideration, I found that landscape photography really can be as enjoyable as taking portraits.
We stayed in the Anchorage area for most of the trip. In this blog post, you will see pictures of Flat Top Mountain, Portage Glacier, Whittier, Mt. McKinley, The Coastal Trails, Alyeska Ski Resort, and other random spots in and near the city of Anchorage. I encourage you to take a moment to closely look over each picture carefully – I have included some sillouetted people in a couple so you can see how large everything is in comparison. And, as always, your feedback is always welcomed and appreciated!