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    Default Shots along the Rich

    We live in Fairbanks but boat out of Valdez. So we've been making several trips up/down the Rich every year for several years now. A couple of weekends ago on the southbound journey we counted 17 moose on the way down. It got me to thinking about what a beautiful drive it is and that I should put together some of the pictures I've taken during our drives over the years. Here's a few...

    A couple of years ago southbound between Fairbanks and Delta.



    Moose just north of Delta...



    Panorama of the Alaska Range from Fort Greely(click on the image to see the full sized version which won't post here)...



    The Pipeline near Donelly Dome...


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    Default Shots along the Rich-part 2

    Rainbow Ridge...



    Rush hour traffic near Isabell Pass...



    Isabell Pass summer tourists...



    Alpenglow on Wrangells from near Meirs Lake...


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    Lupine somewhere around MP40...



    Worthington Glacier...



    Finally stopped in Keystone Canyon this year and shot the falls...



    As pretty as the drive is, it's always nice to roll into Valdez...


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    THOSE ARE BREATH-TAKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thx. J.

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    Awesome photos Juan. TFS
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    pretty darn nice shots...
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    Agree with others. Yours are very nice photos!

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    Thanks for the replies, everyone. I just returned from another round trip of the Rich so didn't see the replies till just now. This trip was just as varied and beautiful as usual. Thanks again.

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    One stunning shot after another. Well done! To many great shots to pick one favorite. I do really like the low angle shot of the moose crossing the road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tull777 View Post
    One stunning shot after another. Well done! To many great shots to pick one favorite. I do really like the low angle shot of the moose crossing the road.
    It's a good photo.

    The moose look upset Their ears are pointing all the way back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tull777 View Post
    One stunning shot after another. Well done! To many great shots to pick one favorite. I do really like the low angle shot of the moose crossing the road.
    It's a good photo.

    Mother moose looks upset

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    Thanks for the comments. We typically drive the southbound leg in the wee hours of the morning. That means we almost always see plenty of moose.

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    Awesome photos Juan, thanks for sharing with us.

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    Thumbs up I like....

    everyone of those incredible photo's
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    I'M SPEECHLESS !!

    THOSE IMAGES: 'belong in a book" !

    EVERY image is beyond what I ever expected to see upon entering this thread !!

    I have made the drive up to Fairbanks and back to Anchorage at least a dozen times.

    BUT.. .. I always go up - using the Glenn Highway,

    I always come back down using the Rich.

    Some day - PLEASE - make that time consuming trip, (using the Glenn) the sights cannot be compared to any other road in this entire State !!

    It is so REFRESHING to see RAW TALENT & skills instead of someone trying to convice others just by typing words.

    You truely "walk the walk' - others have to pretend 2 talk the talk !!

    PERSONALLY - I know I can learn a lot - just by studying your incredible fascinating images !! THAT IS THE TRUE ESSENCE OF PHOTOGRAPHY

    STUNNING - AMAZING - GORGEOUS !!

    10 stars !!!

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    But I just had to click on 5 stars ( TWICE ) !!

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    Totally Awesome. What type of camera are you using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKbarehunter View Post
    Totally Awesome. What type of camera are you using?
    That question can be answered by looking at the Exif data attached to the images (or, most of them anyway). And it is indicative! Mr. Valdez has a case of NAS (Nikon Acquisition Syndrom). He shoots with a Nikon D40, a Nikon D200, and a Nikon D300. (And also has a Canon PowerShot S2 IS that is not ignored either!)

    But Adobe's Elements editor apparently strips out the Exif data tags that specifically identify the lenses used, which would also be interesting to know too! The focal lengths indicated for the shots with Nikon cameras indicated 400mm, 240mm (maybe an 80-400mm lens???), and others at 35mm, 55mm and 68mm (given the cameras, those could be any of several different lenses).

    I would certainly be interested in Juan's comments!

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    I have proved this time and time again . It is not the camera - it is the operator and his skills with that camera - Using to its FULL POTENTIAL.

    I know many people that proudly tout a Nikon - But I have never seen photos of this exceptional quality. - very rare indeed BECAUSE photography is a skill - it has nothing to do with the brand name of the camera !!

    Ya know Juan Valdez - YOU are sitting on a gold mine with those images.

    Post cards & Note cards can generate an incredible amount of money in very short time if properly marketed in your area !!

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    Geez... thanks for the comments, folks. As to what camera used to take the images, as already pointed out, several different ones were used. Basically whatever is at hand when the opportunity presents itself. For a point and shoot camera, the Canon S series are pretty good. We've got an "old" S2. I think they're up to S5 or 6 now, I lost track. I used to shoot Nikon film cameras and had a film strip scanner that produced 6 megapix images. I decided when digital SLRs exceeded the resolution of my scanner I'd get one. Since I already had nikon lenses I got a D70 when they came out. Since then I upgraded once to a D200, then to a D300 for the SUPPOSED lower noise at high ISO settings. Last year we picked up a used D40 for my bride. Currently I shoot a D300 and she shoots the D40. We still keep the S2 around to carry with us in a kayak and for video capabilities.

    In my experience the most important aspect of the camera is knowing how to use it so that you can capture the image that's in your mind's eye. I've stuck with Nikon simply because it's been easy to transition from one to the next without too much new to re-learn.

    By the way, Juan Valdez is just my user name in the forum. I'm a coffee drinker and it's a play on the old Columbian coffee commercials and easy for me to remember. My name is actually Dan. Anyone interested in seeing more of my photography can visit my Northern Focus Photography galleries.

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