Odd Pictures from Trout Streams
These odds and ends didn't fit into any of my other categories. Sometimes a really weird (or slightly twisted) picture opportunity presents itself and it's hard to can't pass it up. I think the oddest picture so far was the crayfish that grabbed my nymph and held on long enough for the camera.
This is a huge panorama from spectacular Finger Mountain, shot by spinning my telephoto zoom lens around almost 360 degrees on a tripod and stitching together around 20 exposures. I hope this is about as close as you'll come on a computer to standing on a mountaintop in Alaska taking in the view.
Aurora over the Arctic Oven tent at USFWS sheefish camp. Not pictured: the wolf howling in the background as I took this picture.
Date AddedDec 23, 2014
I don't know if I skunked this day or not. I didn't catch any trout, but, um... does this count? (He grabbed onto my Pink Squirrel nymph as it drifted along the bottom and held on for dear life with his pincers.)
Beginning of Alpine Creek
This partial solar eclipse today was most prominent across parts of Siberia, the Arctic Ocean, and Scandanavia, but I caught the outer edge of it here in Fairbanks, Alaska. I went out to a quiet spot next to the Tanana River behind the airport, and shot this composite photo of several short exposures of the sun during the eclipse, and one longer exposure at the end, capturing the thin clouds that crept into the frame.
This rock formation overlooks a grayling stream on the central Alaskan road system.
I liked the lighting at my workstation last night. Aurora forecasts on my laptop, aurora out the window, and C code for multidimensional nonlinear minimization on my desktop.