Mendenhall Glacier Aerial
by: © Linda Yee
8.4
Overall
Rating
8
General
impression
8
Subject
of photo
8
Composition
& Perspective
9
Use of camera,
exposure
& speed
10
Depth
of field
7
Color &
Lighting
9
Focus
General
impression
Nice overall shot. Not hard to imagine there are tens of thousands just like it.
8/10
Subject
of photo
Any time you can get to Alaska and shoot glaciers do it.
8/10
Composition
& perspective
Just a little bit static. The middle of the photo needs to be a little more dynamic.
8/10
Use of camera,
exposure
& speed
ISO 400 is a good point to start. At the f/8 I imagine you were around 1250 shutter speed. That should stop the inherent vibrations in the chopper.
9/10
Depth
of field
Great. You have everythin in focus
10/10
Color &
Lighting
You were a slave to mid day sun because of the tour you were on. If you could see this early or late day you would have a different appreciation for the shot.
7/10
Focus
Everything looks sharp. F/8 over a long distance is the sweet spot on the lens.
9/10
Description
Trying to capture the colors and grandeur of the glaciers and icefields near Juneau, Alaska. This was done from a tour helicopter and was my first attempt at aerial phot  see all >
Trying to capture the colors and grandeur of the glaciers and icefields near Juneau, Alaska. This was done from a tour helicopter and was my first attempt at aerial photography, but definitely not my last.
Technical Details

Canon Digital Rebel XS

Lens: Zoom: Variable focal
Exposure time: 1/400 ,
F-stop: F8
ISO: 400
Flash: None
Reviewed by GuruShots Pro
David Margolis
20+ Years
United States
Aerial
5 Jobs
How to improve your photo
1.
I will mention three things that I think are important. The first is out of your control but try and get there early or late. Completely different. I think you would be astounded what happens in the twilight hour or the minutes just after sunrise.
2.
Have someone hat is proficient in photoshop work on the file. I would like some more sharpness and contrast in the mountains and some better and cleaner whites in the snow.
3.
This type of shot lends itself to a Panorama format. It would be nice to see what was on the left and right and had stitched that into the photo.
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