M/V Afognak ~ Alaska Fish Packer ~ HDR by DJ LeMay

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The M/V Afognak, a fish packer, at anchor in the Port Alexander harbor.

Fish are transported via packers from the fishing grounds and outlying ports to the processing plants in larger communities. These guys and gals work hard around the clock to ensure prompt delivery of our fresh, wild alaska salmon to your dinner table.

“People just don’t get it. The fishing industry (in Alaska) puts more people to work than oil and gas, mining, timber and tourism combined.” -Quote at the recent United Fishermen of Alaska’s ‘Fisheries Day’ in Anchorage from UFA president Arni Thomson. Fisheries Day was targeted especially to Anchorage and other rail belt policy makers. To them, he says, seafood is an invisible industry.

Port Alexander, Baranof Island, SE Alaska
August 10, 2010
D90 18-200mm Lens
5 exposures processed in CS5 HDR
65mm f/11 ISO 400


alaska fish packer, boats, djlemay, port alexander

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  • John44
    John44almost 4 years ago

    My dear old friend
    A beauty !!

  • Thank you, dear friend John!

    – DJ LeMay

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsalmost 4 years ago

    Really lovely like the feel of the image with the sea weed at the edge and the reflection of the boat and greyness of the day.

  • Lots of grey days here in the rainforest… some say that’s why we like bright bursts of color so much. Thank you, Karen! I sure appreciate your thoughtful comments.

    – DJ LeMay

  • Paul Albert
    Paul Albertalmost 4 years ago

    Congratulations ! Normally I don’t get too too excited with HDR, primarily over done, that tonal glow around the net crane just jumps out ! noticed the tide drop as well, will have to look around to see if your into Calendars ! To You and the Heart that gives you purpose ! Thanks ! Enjoyed the smiling visit ! ♥ paul

  • Thank you, Paul! Yep… it’s all a trade off… I reduced the light halos around the rigging as much as possible while still keeping that ‘v’ of light surrounding the boats. I liked the way it made the boat POP and lit up the bow. Actually it’s not a net crane… not much net fishing around here, but they use it to lift and move the totes which are full of ice.

    – DJ LeMay

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyalmost 4 years ago

  • Woooo Hoooo! Thank you for the honor, Elaine!

    – DJ LeMay

  • Sally Winter
    Sally Winteralmost 4 years ago

    This is beautiful, DJ. You have done so well with HDR.

  • Thank you, Sally!

    – DJ LeMay

  • Rhoufi
    Rhoufialmost 4 years ago

    What a great working boat image. I love photos of boats that peole use for their livelihoods and the reflections here are sublime.

  • You were sooo busy… can’t even begin to keep up with you! Thanks so much again for all the thoughtful comment, Rhoufi! I tried redoing this one last night but didn’t come up with anything that I thought was better. Still like this slightly overcooked one for the reflections and the light on the bow of the boat.

    – DJ LeMay

  • Gina Ruttle  (Whalegeek)
    Gina Ruttle (...almost 4 years ago

    Bless the fisheries in Alaska. I thank them for the wild bounty I enjoy on my dinner plate. Wild Alaskan king salmon tonight…:-))

  • Yummy! Good for you! And it is sooo good for you. Nothing like the REAL thing, eh?!
    Thank you, Gina!

    – DJ LeMay

  • BetsyH
    BetsyHalmost 4 years ago

    Hey, very cool! That’s my son’s boat and I lived in PA when he was a baby. Very nice view of the AFOGNAK.

  • Hi Trevor’s Mom! I gave Trevor a couple of prints of this and am very pleased that you like it. Thanks so much the nice comment, Betsy!

    – DJ LeMay

  • Sally Winter
    Sally Winterover 3 years ago

  • Chris Cardwell
    Chris Cardwellover 3 years ago

    Love it! the colours, the reflections, the composition! Brilliant!

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