Seemingly Alone In Paradise – Photo Of The Day

Title: Seemingly Alone In Paradise

Location: Bailey Bay, Alaska, USA, North America

Description: Continuing with my assignment in August to take photos of the Wilderness Discoverer for Uncruise Adventures, this day really couldn’t have started any more perfect.

First, I was up early after staying up three hours the night before watching the Northern Lights.

Second, look at that water. The wind had not reached the boat yet so the water really was smooth as glass.

Third, the weather in Southeast Alaska is not often this sunny, especially this many days in a row.

Fourth, there was the perfect spot up a hill to take the drone and get a wide shot of the bay, boat, river, waterfall and distant lakes (the some guests would later bushwhack toward as there is not a well defined trail). Some place in there is a hot spring.

Fifth, the area is outside of any FAA restrictions for flying the drone. This can be a problem with a lot of areas marked as Wilderness or National Park (no fly zones).

All in all, I loved this day. It made it one of my more enjoyable work days as a photographer.


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Camera: DJI Mavic 2 Pro
Lens: Hasselblad
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 10.6mm
Aperture: f/3.5
Shutter Speed: 1/120
Altitude: 787′

Photograph Copyright 2019 Peter West Carey. Image Available For Commercial Licensing (email).