On day two of the Alaskan cruise, we sailed across the Bay of Alaska to Hubbard Glacier. Most of the day we were in a dense fog, but I did manage to get some pre-sunrise photos at 3:30 am (sometimes jet lag pays off). By 4:30 am, we were shrouded in fog. The fog continued until about 4 pm when we reached Hubbard Glacier.
The cruise ship did 180 degree turn at Hubbard Glacier so each side of the ship can get a complete view of the glacier.
Here are some ideas for photographing Hubbard Glacier:
- Look for reflections of the mountains in the water with the ice field
- Try panoramas of the mountains and blue glaciers. If you have an iPhone, try a Panorama using the iPhone.
- Also try ultra wide angle shots, shooting downward with the icebergs in the foreground.
- Take some longer focal length compositions of the glacier and mountain peaks.
At Hubbard Glacier, I used my Canon 24-105mm f/4, Canon 17-40mm for ultra wide compositions, and the Canon 300mm f/4 for closer compositions.
Right as we were leaving Hubbard Glacier a dense fog rolled in again. Tomorrow is whale and bear watching at Icy Straight Point. Lets hope the fog clears out.