Wednesday, November 12, 2008

A Few of My Favorite Things

I have decided (since I have haven't had a chance to take very many pictures lately and I am clearly taking too many classes this semester) that I will revisit a few of my favorite photos taken over the years. Hope you don't mind. These are in no particular order of preference, just random pictures that I like.

This is Kaija as a puppy. Wasn't she the cutest puppy ever? This is one of the few photos I have of her of a puppy. When she was about 5 months old my computer crashed and I lost a whole bunch of photos. Since then I have become more proactive about backing up my photos.

I have taken many photos of Kotzebue but this is one of my favorites. This is a panorama so I had to shrink it down really small to fit on the blog. It looks much better full size.

This is actually one of my top 10 favorite picture that I have taken. This photo is proof that you do not have to have a fancy camera to take a good photo. This was taken with an HP Photosmart R817 (or something like that). This is Mt. Memelak on the Noatak River taken September of 2006. I sold a few prints of this photo at the craft fairs last year.

Another top 10 favorite. Probably because the iris is my favorite flower. I took this with a Minolta DiMage Z1. I hated that camera. I think it took maybe 5 good photos. This makes a really nice print and I sold a few of these too. This photo was taken near Paul's Slough on the Noatak River in July of (i think) 2004.

I really like this one too. I think it looks like a painting. This was taken on the Noatak River near where the Agashashok (Aggie) River joins the Noatak. I took this with my crummy little Kodak Easyshare back in 2003.

This was taken when I first got my D40. Not only is this a handsome kid (of course) but I liked the lighting.

Here is another 1top ten favorite. This was also taken with that little HP photosmart in July or 2006. This is a creek that flows into the Little Noatak River. The Little Noatak is a branch of the Noatak River. Photos like this make me really miss summer. This was one of the photos that sold well. It is also the print I get the most request for from family and friends.

I have lost the exif data on this photo but it was taken either with that hateful Dimage or with the HP. I think it was taken in 2004. This is of Hugo Mountain on the lower Noatak River.

Ok, last one for now. This was taken in Point Hope, Alaska during a blanket toss at their whaling feast in June of 2007. This was also taken with the HP Photosmart.

Well that's all for now. It's kind of fun to go back and look through past photos that I haven't seen for a while. It was also a good way to make a blog post when I had nothing else to offer.


KC said...

Those. Pictures. Are. Amazing.

Ishmael said...

What great shots!

And yes, your dog was the cutest puppy ever.

Grace said...

Beautiful pictures. Any chance you might put some of those prints up for sale on your site?

Bragger said...

Wow! What a pleasant surprise this morning. I always love your photography, and I especially love your favorites. Beautiful!

Peruby said...

Love the cotton grass. And that guy getting tossed on the blanket kind of looks like a lobster!

angie said...

Great photos, Cathy!

Did I tell you the boys want to come visit you now? They want to go mammoth ivory collecting with you!

tundratantrum said...

Grace- actually, any photo that you see on the site is available for purchase. There are some ohotos, however, that will look a bit different printed then it will on the site do to the crop necessary for printing. If there is anything that you would like you could email me and let me know.

Arvay said...

So many lovely photos out of the unfavored cameras. It just goes to to show that the talent of the photographer counts for more. Love the puppy shot! :D

HaveFaith said...

What a beautiful place to live. Love your pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Becky said...

Adorable puppy...FAB photos. Love that summertime shot at Little Noatuk river...and of course the cute one of your boy all wrapped up in the cold.

Skillz, woman.

Naturelady said...

Thanks for sharing your photos! They're all beautiful, but I esp. love how you captured the expression of the handsome kid. So many people outside of Alaska think of our winters and the COLD as misery, and your photo captures the joy and beauty of winter.
I'd love to hear the story behind that picture...

loveanewidea said...

BEAUTIFUL photos!!