These images were taken when my dogs and I visited Hope, Alaska in the summer of 2011. Hope is located on the southern shoreline of Turnagain Arm south of Anchorage. The area provides summer camping and a bar that promotes Alaskan bands. Very fun place. The area provides photographic, hiking, biking and fishing opportunities. The area has long stretches of mudflats that can be dangerous because of the quicksand like qualities of the glacier silt.
Most of these photos were taken with Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens. This is the first lens I purchased for my Nikon D7000. This was a good first lens and I loved using the lens. I shot both RAW and JPEG file images. I did not have any software to process the images. I shoot the RAW images for processing in the future. I purchased an L-bracket that clamps into my ballhead which uses the Arca-Swiss quick release system. The L-bracket allows for quickly change from vertical to horizontal camera positions. The L-brackets provides additional protection for my camera.
Images copyrighted by bartz englishoe