This photograph was taken at Potter Marsh in Anchorage, Alaska. It is a haven of migrating birds. On this chilly fall morning, I was setting up my new Pentax 6×7 when I noticed the duck, fog and the potential photograph. After fumbling to change lenses on a camera I wasn’t familiar with, I grabbed my old Nikon 35mm and barely got this shot before the duck disappeared into the reeds and the composition was gone.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | March 04
Award Score: 74 (Value 13.5, Clarity 14, Composition 18.5, Style 14, and Skill 14)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Artistic Photography
Photograph Location: Potter Marsh, Anchorage, Alaska | The United States
Photographer: Ronnie Glover (Gig Harbor, WA, USA) Registered Photographer
Photography took a backseat while Ronnie obtained his college degree. After graduation, he purchased his first camera but was unable to produce the images that he saw in his mind. He then took a few continuing education classes to learn the technical aspects of the camera and realized there was so much more to learn about photography. So Ronnie enrolled in the professional program at Southeastern Center for the Arts in Atlanta. The school was operated by Jeanne & Neil Chaput de Saintonge, who currently operate Rocky Mountain School of Photography. He spent 14 years living in Alaska and this gave him unbelievable opportunities to experience nature and capture many images. Ronnie also enjoys sports and travel photography and the experience of different cultures. It is his wish that his images will expose others to the beauty of nature, the inspiration of physical pursuits, and other cultures and promote a greater understanding of each. Most recently, he has ventured into the exploding mobile photography realm using his iPhone to document running and sporting events. He invites everyone to enjoy his gallery and feel free to contact him with any comments.
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