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LSU Tigershark
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re: Follow-up on my Anchorage Trip (PIC HEAVY)
Aperture is how much light is allowed through the lens. Nikon is configured different from canon, but there's a dial you can turn that will change it from f/22 to f/3.5 or something like that. At night, you want that number to be the smallest possible.

ISO is how much the camera will brighten up a picture digitally. You typically want to stay in the 100-800 range, otherwise you start to get some noise or little white spots in the photo. Of course, that can be lessened in Lightroom

BTW, it's not the equipment that makes the photos. Your equipment is plenty capable of taking these shots too. Get comfortable practicing with what you have before trying to get new toys. The first lens you might want is a 50mm f/1.8 though. It's a prime lens (doesn't zoom) that provides sharp photos with a nice bokeh (blur around the subject)
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Mark Makers
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re: Follow-up on my Anchorage Trip (PIC HEAVY)
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I hope some appreciate them and are inspired to make a bucket list trip themselves.


You definitely inspired me to add this to my bucket list


AmeriKop45
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This is awesome.


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BigB0882
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re: Follow-up on my Anchorage Trip (PIC HEAVY)
Thanks for the camera tips.

I will mess around with it over the weekend.

I don't think I mentioned but I will going to Alaska in June. We will be taking a cruise but hope to get some amazing shots.


LSU Tigershark
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re: Follow-up on my Anchorage Trip (PIC HEAVY)
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We will be taking a cruise


Wear your warmest gear. It was coooooold


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MSMHater
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re: Follow-up on my Anchorage Trip (PIC HEAVY)
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Follow-up on my Anchorage Trip


MY MAN!!!!

Awesome pics. Thank you for sharing!


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HoustonGumbeauxGuy
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Added your post to the collection...dude you set the bar very high for everyone else.



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LSUintheNW
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re: Follow-up on my Anchorage Trip (PIC HEAVY)
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Alaska just jumped up my vacation list.


Should be a state everyone visits. I absolutely love AK!


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xcoach
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re: Follow-up on my Anchorage Trip (PIC HEAVY)
Great Trip. How did you book this or with who?


Phat Phil
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fricking epic


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CuseTiger
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LSU Tigershark
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re: Follow-up on my Anchorage Trip (PIC HEAVY)
Booked through Delta, which I saw in Cuse's thread. I had a $50 credit, so the flight was $310 for me. There were a bunch of dates available. I believe Alaska Airlines/Delta had a deal for $36 SEA-ANC for most spring dates. That's why it was so cheap. I wanted to make sure to go when I could see the Northern Lights, and last weekend was pretty close to the last chance. You can even see in most pictures that there was a little light on the horizon, even at 2:00AM.


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East Coast Band
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re: Follow-up on my Anchorage Trip (PIC HEAVY)
It would enjoy seeing many different photos that yall could share of your travels.

And thanks for your pics, very nice.


LSU Tigershark
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re: Follow-up on my Anchorage Trip (PIC HEAVY)
I'll do a Kauai thread one day. I have tons of great photos and tips


East Coast Band
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I'll do a Kauai thread one day. I have tons of great photos and tips


That'd be great, too. But sort of what I meant was that everyone on this travel board ought to post pictures of their travels, like you've done.


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Walt OReilly
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Great pics

Would love to take a trip like that with my dad but he smokes and can barely breath


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RogerTheShrubber
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I don't think I mentioned but I will going to Alaska in June. We will be taking a cruise


First cruise ship comes in tomorrow. Whales and bears are both active early this year.


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xcoach
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re: Follow-up on my Anchorage Trip (PIC HEAVY)
Thanks for posting this. Do you have a site where I could see more of these rates or some contact information?


xcoach
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re: Follow-up on my Anchorage Trip (PIC HEAVY)
When would be an ideal time to do a trip like this? Maybe a 4 to 6 week window for this trip?


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John McClane
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Great pics! Looks like it was an awesome trip


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