A Few More AK Shots (Including a 24 shot HDR/Pano)

The shot above is from Deadhorse, AK.  A couple of rigs not in use this winter are quickly covered by ice and snow in the arctic conditions.  Very odd looking at what is in effect a "ghost" rig.  Couldn't help thinking of John Carpenter's The Thing, especially when it was a little darker.  This was just before the seasons first sunrise/sunset as the sun made it about 1/2 of the way above the horizon for 30 minutes.  Shots of the actual sunrise/set below.

The imaget is an HDR Pano built from 24 individual shots.  I used a Canon 7D and EF 24-70mm f/2.8L hand held in -43 degree temps with a -65 windchill.  Lightroom, Photomatix Pro, and Photoshop were all used in the process.

The two shots below are the sunrise/set from Deadhorse.  Unfortunately, there are very few interesting foreground elements on the tundra.  The shots are actually taken across the runway at the airport in "town."
Will put up a pano of a 737 and the sunrise soon.

Fiat Lux!