This was an extended exposure image made on a clear, cold winter night in the Chugach Mountains near Anchorage, Alaska. The long exposure results in the star trails due to the movement of the earth. The Chugach Mountains are quickly accessible from the city of Anchorage and offer a wilderness experience within minutes of leaving the city.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | July 15
Award Score: 61 (Value 11, Clarity 11.5, Composition 14, Style 11.5, Skill 13)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Night Photography
Photograph Location: Chugach State Park, Alaska | The United States
Photographer: Ronnie Glover (Gig Harbor, WA, USA) Registered
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 class 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 enjoy travel photography and the experience of different cultures. It is his wish that his images will expose others to the beauty of nature and other cultures. He invites everyone to enjoy his gallery and feel free to contact him with any comments.
Website: For prints and greeting cards visit http://fineartamerica.com/art/all/Ronnie+Glover/all