Updated: Back from a short Alaska trip...

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Hi folks,

I'm back from a short hiatus with the Nikon Cafe. I just spent a few days in beautiful Alaska for a fishing trip with some friends, doubling up as a photo expedition for me. I took the D2H, the D70, and an assortment of lenses, with the most used 70-200VR + 1.7TC and Tokina 12-24, nearly glued to the D2H and D70 respectively, all in a backpack (23 lbs!) carried everywhere, including primarily on the fishing boat. This was a great trip on many fronts and I am faced now with sorting and processing through hundreds of images, 3.5GB worth, so it'll take a while and I plan on posting some here over the coming week(s) depending on your interest.

The setting is the little town of Craig on the Prince of Wales Island.
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The main purpose was of course fishing, and having a good time amongst friends. Mission accomplished!...
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... and you can tell by the grin on this guy's face 8) :lol:
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A secondary motivation for me was to capture some wildlife and beautiful scenery, weather, animals and skills permitting... I have to say that shooting wildlife from a moving boat in a 3 foot sea, even with the VR in active mode is... challenging, to say the least. I managed to get this one, on shore, except my shutter speed was not nearly high enough: I didn't react quickly enough to change it. These guys are fast!!
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More later...

Update: I am adding links to the other posts in the various forums here.
Transportation
Eagles
More eagles
Landscapes
Sea mammals
 
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Very beautiful.. What a wonderful experience.

Look fow ard to all alaska images.

Thank for sharing
 
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WOW
My kind of trip fishing and photography doesnt get much better, nice catch you get there, and looks like a lot of nice pictures too cant wait to see some more
 
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Salmon & halibut!!! That's an awesome haul. Heh good to see another fisherman on the forums, going out for rockcod this weekend (start of the season).
 
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Looks like you had a goood time. Ive alwas wanted to go to Alaska. I hear the mosquitoes are pretty bad in the summer.
 
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Great photo-ops in Alaska, Philippe! I'll look forward to seeing your complete gallery... and let me know if you need any help consuming that fish before it spoils :mrgreen:.
 
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Wow,
your pics are really really good, what wonderful memories they will allow you to share.

If I could make a suggestion, since you are bringing serious gear anyway, add an SB-800 (or two, they are handy). Fill flash for under hat brims, etc. and for the portraits.

I think the first picture is post card perfect.
 
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Thanks folks. As soon as I get other photos processed, I'll post some in the respective categories such as animals, people, landscape, etc... with a reference to this thread.

Gale, Mike, Virtualmike and biggstr6, it was a very nice bit of time off: I enjoyed this trip very much, and the result (fish and pictures) will last a long time! :p :lol: The bugs weren't too bad, but that's because they can't really go out to the ocean! :) :lol:

Frank, there is no hurry with the fish... it's vacuum-sealed and frozen to last a year or more! :twisted:

Twig, you know what? I had actually packed a flash and a few other gadgets in that 23 lbs backpack, but for some reason never used it... Oh, well... Next time? ;-)
 
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I like the second picture sharp and colorful. When I look at your third picture he looks a lot like my brother great resemblance.
 
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