07/19/13 Featured Photography–Man and Bear footprints in Alaska
Taken with a Canon Digital Point and shoot in 2000. This photo was taken in Alaska near Lake Lliamna. I was on a one week fishing trip where we were shuttled out to different fishing spots each day. Even though the main focus of the trip was fishing, one of my main focuses was photography. I was using a 8mp Canon point and shoot that looked like the older Canon film Elf cameras. I also had a Nikon D1 along which was my first 35mm digital camera. During the day when I was fishing, I tended to only carry the much smaller Canon camera along. This way back in the ay and I may be wrong on the overall megapixel size, as it may have only be 4mp or 6mp. However it still had a LCD screen for checking the files and it did a very good job overall. Back in 2000 the best possible iso rang would have been around iso 400 and I took this shot in the iso 20o range.
After fishing all morning I was walking back to the plane and following my footsteps out to the river from earlier that morning. About half way back, I found that a large bear had come into the river and then tracked back out along my route. It was pretty impressive to see my size 10.5 shot print (these were actually size 11 wading boots) next to the front and rear paw prints from a full grown brown bear. Needles to say I made the rest of the trip back in double time. I realize this is not a Arkansas shot, but it’s still one of my more favorite shots from the trip to Alaska.
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