Photographer's Note

When we travel, I email photos and notes to my grand-daughter. My Sitka letter included the following comments, “The first night on Baranoff Island, we stayed for free at a remote campground with no services and no fish. I caught my first glimpse of an immature bald eagle.
We have been frustrated by the inability to find anything but fresh frozen seafood!! Ludvig’s, a little hole-in-the- wall, far from the cruise-ship-food-mills, was filled with locals. The wonderful fresh prawns in garlic, explained the crowd. Really fresh prawns have a sweet ocean flavor with no hint of a fishy taste. The place is named for the owner’s dog.”
Sitka seems cosmopolitan compared to the rest of South-East Alaska. The Russian influence remains strong here. Sitka was the former Russian capitol of Alaska prior to a purchase negotiated by William Seward just after the US Civil War. The Russians needed money and feared they would lose the territory to the British. Wikipedia presents an amusing diatribe by Horace Greeley, a New York newspaper editor, about the folly of this purchase.
This travelogue was started as my initial TE project. Then I decided to focus on improving my photography skills. However, since my new laptop has only CS2, I’m suddenly motivated to learn the program. I’m using the Alaska photos for PP practice. Today’s lesson was using Filter/Distort/Lens Correction to remove vignetting. I'v posted my very unsuccessful vignetting work in the WS In the end I decided to work with sharpening, see original for details.

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Pat Lim (plimrn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3999 W: 226 N: 6734] (21344)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2005-05-27
  • Categories: Transportation
  • Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Travelogue: Alaska
  • Date Submitted: 2007-04-01 20:41
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Points: 58
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