In port for a day before departing again for more eagles, whales, bears, glaciers, and fun. Rick Sammon and I along with the cruise participants had a tremendous experience and I cannot wait to share some of the images we made. Marc Muench joined me in Petersburg for this next cruise and I am sure we will have another incredible trip.
A technique I used often during the trip was to get low. The image above is a four shot stitched panorama shot from a RHIB (rigid hulled inflatable boat) slowly moving through the water. To make this shot more dramatic I placed the camera about an inch above the water and shot. Since pixels are more or less free, experiment with different approaches and angles to your photography. Some will work and others not so much, just part of the process.
Even though the image had tremendous color I thought I might try a black and white also. It is great having options and experimenting with both capture and your post processing. Continuing along that process, the image below is the combination of the color version and the black and white version's luminance values.