With longer days and a heavy dose of sunshine and beautiful warm weather that’s descended upon Anchorage lately, I’m struggling with the motivation to sit at my desk and do much work these days. Mostly I just want to be outside riding my bike. So, that’s what I’ve been doing on most days.
When I am inside, I try to stay on top of email and keep filming videos for my YouTube channel and lessons for my Photography On The Brain course, which has just begun its second hear. However, I find myself mostly wanting to do things that nurture myself and take my mind off of the continuing pandemic; like bake bread and engage in activities that qualify as goofing off.
So, in lieu of a regular “photography tips” post, I figure I’d take a quick look back at some of my favorite photos from this past winter.
Although I do love summer, winter up here in Alaska has a certain undeniable magic that makes for wonderful photography opportunities. For as much effort as it often requires, I find winter photography to be immensely rewarding. Between the bold colors of the low sun and the otherworldly textures that a heavy blanket of snow often provides, winter scenes hold such a unique fascination for me.
Winter is when I shoot most of my aerials, and during this past season, I even tried something new: I made my first aerial movie, a short film called AERIAL ADVENTURE – Winter Flying in Alaska.
Of course, there’s another aspect about winter that’s making me feel especially nostalgic. The winter of 2019-20 was the last time on earth when there was no such thing as the COVID pandemic. It was the last time we carried ourselves through daily life as we always did before the novel coronavirus spread across the entire planet and messed everything up for everyone.
So, without trying to elaborate on that further or try to come up with some kind of profound photography lesson for the day, I’ll just show you some pretty pictures. Here are a few of my favorite photos from the past winter.
Enjoy, be safe and take care, everyone!