This is the first posting of a new blog for Wayde Carroll Photography. I look forward to sharing my images, techniques, thoughts, and inspirations here. Any comments, critiques, questions, or wise cracks are welcome!
I'm a photographer based in Anchorage, Alaska and I do a wide variety of work to keep paying the bills! From one posting to the next you may find photos from an exotic location or you may find a pair of bare feet photographed for a local hospital brochure. I'll try and limit the foot postings, promise!
I want to extend a special welcome and thank you to the people who followed me on my Chatalaska blog for so long. I was sad to see it shut down but feel I can share a wider range of topics here.
This first image of the Chugach Mountains was taken just down the street from my home. I was locking up the house before hitting the sack and looked out the window to find this amazing orange glow filling the sky! I quickly grabbed my Canon 5D and a 24-70mm lens, made sure there was a card and a battery in the camera (I have actually driven out to a spot in the past to catch some amazing light only to discover my battery was still at home charging, just in case, you know, I might need to leave at a moments notice...), and ran down the street to a local park with a nice clearing.
I was in aperture priority at F6.3 and had a shutter speed of 1/125 at ISO 400. Because the lens was zoomed out to 24mm I wasn't too worried about depth of field and the 1/125th shutter speed allowed me to hand hold the camera and not worry about a tripod. I knew the color wouldn't last long and after shooting about 15 images the sun was gone and the clouds were grey/ blue. Made it!
I would have liked a bit more of the mountain range in the image but I was eliminating some distracting homes that were directly in front of me. Not bad for a mere ten minutes work!