Here are views and images of architecture from around the world. The last image was submitted to OPTIKA, City of Kingston’s 2018 photographic competition which has a theme “Architecture, Space and Home”. Locations are Calgary, Dubrovnik, Docklands, Melbourne x 2, South Australia and again, south-east Melbourne.
Red soil, delightful landscapes
All FACTS about Alaska listed on Alaska Blog part 2 were correct:
1. Alaska has a maritime border with Russia? Yes
2. Approximately half of Alaska's residents live within the city of Anchorage's metropolitan area? Yes
3. The United States purchased Alaska from the Russian Empire on March 30, 1867, for 7.2 million U.S. dollars at approximately two cents per acre ($4.74/km2)? Yes
4. More than 60 percent of the land managed by the USA National Park Service nationwide is in Alaska? Yes
If you are going to Alaska, in particular, around Anchorage, I can highly recommend Alaska Photo Treks. They know the hidden spots were to shoot and provide great tips. Just search for @AlaskaPhotoTreks on Facebook.
Here are some different photographs of Alaska - city view and wildlife - and of course, some landscapes.
Some facts about Alaska. True of false?
1. Alaska has a maritime border with Russia?
2. Approximately half of Alaska's residents live within the city of Anchorage's metropolitan area?
3. The United States purchased Alaska from the Russian Empire on March 30, 1867, for 7.2 million U.S. dollars at approximately two cents per acre ($4.74/km2)?
4. More than 60 percent of the land managed by the USA National Park Service nationwide is in Alaska?
Answers - next post. Here are some photos from these national parks in Alaska.
This is a story. A story of a young lad and a faraway land called Alaska. The lad was not a brilliant student but he worked hard. And one year at school he received an end-of-year book prize for diligence. The lad thought wow - Alaska - nice book, nice landscapes. I'm sure however, I'll never experience this faraway land he said to himself.
In May-June 2018, I was blessed to be able to travel to Alaska. I visited several spots like Turnagain Arm near Anchorage, and at Anchorage market met the Northern Aurora hunter-photographer and videographer, Todd Salat.
That young lad is - was - me.
Not long ago I collaborated with a lensball provider, Refractique. One of my photographs taken with the lens ball is focused on their website. This website - http://refractique.com/ - gives a great overview on refraction in photography; and there is an extract defining refraction below. Their website is highly recommended. Other images are on Refractique's Facebook site.
Lensballs are not expensive but are a great accessory for your photography allowing experimentation and application of refraction techniques to generate interesting 3D effects.
You may also follow Refractique on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/refractique/
Minimalism is one of my favourite photographic genres. It is characterised by simplicity and lack of clutter amongst other things. It is considered to be a very subjective concept, leaving meaning up to the viewer's interpretation of the photography.
The first photograph, Red Door below, was the cover page of the December 2017 Free Expressions publication on Contemporary Photography of the Australian Photographic Society. The other photos are entitled Flying Alone, Green Chair and Solitary respectively.