(Sorry for reposting the first half of the images, but I had forgotten to resize them to 1,000 pixels wide. I just decided to post the first and second parts together to save me another headache!)
In the beginning of June (yes, it takes me way too long to process and post my photos!), my mom, dad, and uncle invited me to come along with them on a cruise to Alaska after my grandfather cancelled at the last minute. Fortunately, I had no job to speak of and needed a good adventure to come my way! Unfortunately, however, I dropped my camera, lens-down, on my way out of the taxi that dropped us off at the ferry. Weak. It had a filter on it, so the actual glass of the lens wasn’t harmed, but the impact caused the focusing ring to become dislodged and the lens (a 28-200, great for wildlife sightings) now only focuses from 28-45mm. So, for the first part of the trip, when we were in Sitka and at the Hubbard Glacier, I was only able to take wide-angle shots and sadly missed a lot of opportunities to capture whales, sea lions on icebergs, and porpoises. That had me pretty bummed.
Thanks to my poker skills and the ship’s late-night cash game, I was able to win enough money to buy myself a Tamron 75-300mm lens (I know, the quality isn’t great, but I needed a zoom and that was all I could afford) in Juneau. Without that, I wouldn’t have been able to get any bald eagle shots. They make me feel a little better about missing the sea lions on icebergs (but not much!). Anyway, without further ado, please enjoy my photos (all digital… I have yet [surprise, surprise] to scan my film from the trip!) from Alaska.
More photos of the Hubbard Glacier to come, once I scan my film!