Archive for Yukon

Weekly Photo – September 10

Posted in Controversy, TCBlog, Weekly Photo with tags , , , , , , , , on September 10, 2010 by Darwin

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This photo was taken from the top of Goldensides in Tombstone Territorial Park in the Yukon. That’s Samantha on the rock pile in the foreground. Grand views in a big land but it almost cost both of  us our lives. Long story… and one of poor decisions (on my part) but we survived and learned a valuable lesson. Nature is not something to be taken lightly. Every time I see this photo I am reminded of how thin life hangs on the edge. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The Daily Snap – September 10

Posted in TCBlog, The Daily Snap with tags , , , , , , , on September 10, 2010 by Darwin

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The mighty Dempster Highway, the only road to Canada’s Arctic, is 671 kilometer road starting just outside of Dawson City Yukon and terminating in Inuvik in the Northwest Territories. This is one of the great wilderness roads in the world and it frowns darkly on the unprepared. If you want to photograph the amazing scenery here be sure you have all the necessary survival gear with you in your vehicle as well as plenty of spare gas and spare tires. And the mosquitoes can be the size of small birds, so bring extra blood as well!

The Daily Snap – September 9

Posted in The Daily Snap with tags , , , , , , , , on September 9, 2010 by Darwin

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This photo is from August 19, 2008. Check it out, prime fall colours in August! Here Brando surveys a view in Tombstone Territorial Park along the Dempster highway in the Yukon. I almost always have a point-n-shoot around my neck even while shooting with my dSLR just for cases like this, a quick grab shot where I need to react fast.

The Daily Snap – September 8

Posted in The Daily Snap with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 8, 2010 by Darwin

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Here I was having fun with my point-n-shoot and long exposures at Diamond Tooth Gerties in Dawson City Yukon. Most of the photos were duds but this one had the right combination of sharpness in the girl’s face and blur in her body movements. Shutter speed was 1/5th of a second.

The Daily Snap – September 7

Posted in The Daily Snap with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 7, 2010 by Darwin

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The view of Dawson City, Yukon from Midnight Dome looking off towards the Yukon River and the Top of the World Highway (the road on the hill on the right side of the frame).

The Daily Snap – September 6

Posted in The Daily Snap with tags , , , , , , , on September 6, 2010 by Darwin

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What a great place for a picnic with wine and cheese and good company. And the scene was even worth making a snapshot! This is Pine Lake in the Yukon.

The Daily Snap – September 5

Posted in The Daily Snap with tags , , , , , on September 5, 2010 by Darwin

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The Daily Snap – September 4

Posted in The Daily Snap with tags , , , , , , , on September 4, 2010 by Darwin

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This photo was taken during the 2008 trip to the Yukon. Here I used the Canon G9 with the built-in ND filter and a Singh-Ray 5-stop solid ND and a Singh-Ray LB polarizer to give me a 15 second exposure on an overcast day. The wind was whipping the vegetation around so I got good motion throughout the frame. Click on the photo to see a larger version.

Weekly Photo – September 3

Posted in TCBlog, Weekly Photo with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 3, 2010 by Darwin

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As Samantha and I were driving towards Haines Junction, Yukon the cloudy sky we experienced all day started to part just enough to let some warm sunset light filter through the clouds. I grabbed my Canon 1ds Mark III camera, a tripod and a Canon 300mm F4L lens and shot three overlapping exposures at 1/50th at f11 to create this panorama in Photoshop CS-5. To see a big detailed version click on the photo.

The Daily Snap – September 3

Posted in The Daily Snap with tags , , , , , , , on September 3, 2010 by Darwin

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When it is a gray colourless day and the light is blah how do you make a more interesting shot? Two ways; one, turn the photo into a B+W and work with the natural monochrome look. Or two, slap on the Singh-Ray Gold-n-Blue polarizer and colour the reflective highlights in the scene with a sheen of blue or gold. Here the polarizer not only blued-up the water, it added lots of warmth to the sky and to the foreground rock which in the end gave me a ‘keeper’. This is Kathleen Lake in Kluane National Park in the Yukon Territory.