2.06.2010

Indian River Falls (Sitka Alaska Photographer}

Having lived in Sitka for about two years now, this is the first time I've hiked this trail.
It's not just a quick hike, but very doable when you have some time.


Katrina and I admired the beautiful blue color of the river, all 4.5 miles to the falls.


And, the falls! Apparently, they were a mere "trickle" of water, compared to their usual robust output of water, but still very pretty, and worth the hike!






Yahoo, we made it into the photo!


I brought my SLR, but didn't use it once because had so much fun taking photos with my new little "point & shoot", a bright yellow Olympus Shockproof/waterproof camera.
I used landscape mode and a gorillapod (flexible mini tripod) which helped slow the shutter speed so the falls could blend more, as point and shoots don't have a lot of manual controls.
I was fairly impressed with the power of the little camera, though!

{Now, let's hope it holds up for snorkeling photos in Hawaii!}
Guess we will find out in a few days. :)

6 comments:

joan j said...

Once again you have awesome pictures! :) I like the one of you and Katrina. Have fun in Hawaii!! Maybe you'll see my mom there

Megan Lorraine said...

Have a great time in Hawaii! Aars and I are headed to Green Bay at the end of March, and I'm super excited about that vacation. :)

Julie said...

Aw, fun! The falls are beautiful. Have a wonderful trip to Hawaii! Don't forget your camera. :)

Anna said...

Oliver: "That's Auntie. How's she gonna get back?" when I showed him the first picture...;) I told him that she'd walk. Have a great time in Hawaii!

~ Junkyard Jennifer said...

The pictures are beautiful! Have a safe, and fun, trip!

~ Jennifer

Anonymous said...

How was your trip? Can't wait to hear/see it!