Thursday, August 21, 2008

Drip drip

Drip drip, originally uploaded by D. Glen Elrod Photography.

Just to satisfy my friend Karissa who reminded me that its been 2 months since I wrote anything.

One of my daughter's teachers from England visited this summer and the highlight of her trip was a marine trip out of Seward, Alaska. It was our first time to actually see humpback whales (seen here). We also saw sea lions, seals, puffins, bald eagles and sea otters. It was just fabulous.

Now, school has started again and Candice is in the 8th grade and loves it. I'm not so sure its school or the social aspect she loves so much.

The practice is growing by leaps and bounds. I'll have done 11 deliveries this month and set a new record for the practice. Keep it coming!

Take care,


Saturday, June 14, 2008

Kenai skunk

Hunting bear, originally uploaded by D. Glen Elrod Photography.

Not that this photo IS the elusive Kenai skunk, but it fit the weekend. My buddies and I went on a charter fishing for King Salmon on the Kenai River. Our guide had 30+ years experience, but he had ME on board. 6 hours later and none of us on the boat had caught a fish. I managed to snag a log, but that was it.

So what does the bear have to do with it? Just so the trip wasn't a complete bust, I brought my new 100-400 IS L lens (but left the 40D at home just in case it took a drink in the river) and we stopped for wildlife on the way home. This bear was a LONG way away. When I stopped and pulled out the big lens the traffic of tourists stopped and they all whipped out their camera phones! I laughed.

So all was not lost, I got this guy, a young moose, a few eagles, an arctic tern in flight and some scenery. All in all, a good trip.


Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Are YOU lookin at ME???

So its been a long time since posts, so I thought I'd throw up one of my neighbors. This lady was wandering around the neighborhood with her two calves and stayed put long enough for me (and my wife and daughter and neighbors) to all have a nice long look and admire her and her children.

So, 30 minutes and a hundred or so pictures later and we left them in peace.

The business is finally taking off and things are getting busier and busier for me. Finally.

Take care,


Monday, March 3, 2008


Lame.....ducks, originally uploaded by D. Glen Elrod Photography.

Winter has finally gotten, well, better. Its warmer (mid 30's) is a heat wave here so while I had two hours to kill while Candice was at a birthday party I decided to try my hand at duck photography. I manged to get to the spot, unload my gear, walk over to the spot I had predetermined and....watched all the ducks scatter! Not that I thought they would really be keen to me showing up in their area, but I figured with the constant noise of the road behind me, they would be used to some company.

Did I mention that this birthday party was schedule at the exact time the Iditarod restart was happening? Hopefully next year I'll make it.

I guess having to crop a duck photo while sitting in Alaska is better than fighting the French 'industrial action' my buddy James endured over the weekend.


Wednesday, February 13, 2008

For the Nolls

So probably a disappointment that its not a picture of Alaska, but damn -20 is COLD!

I have now done my 5th delivery and have a total of 17 OB patients I'm following now! Not bad for just over two months in practice and no advertising to date. Thats coming very soon.

Look for my website also coming soon


Tuesday, January 8, 2008

I'm feeling green

OK, this is the picture that should have gone with that last post. I've already blogged the other photo.


Blue Green Sky

Blue Green Sky, originally uploaded by D. Glen Elrod Photography.

If you happened to catch my buddy James, you know that I honestly and truly wish he'd just hurry up and get his wife out of the service and get back to Alaska. -5 degrees staring up at the stars was fun, but it would have been much more fun with a buddy.

I figure that green glow over the top of that mountain just might be what James was eluding to. Too bad he won't see it for a few more years yet.

This photo came courtesy of my new 10-22mm EFs lens. I know, I shouldn't have gotten an EFs lens if I would SOME day switch to full frame. But as I see it, I haven't gotten rid of my Digital Rebel yet (although it will soon be going to my brother-in-law) why would I part ways with the 30D. I'm sure it will work nicely on it for some time to come.

Lastly, why do camera shops insist on berating those of us that don't use cheap UV filters in front of our expensive L glass???? I paid $1200 for my 70-200 2.8L why would I want to put a $30 or $100 dollar piece of glass in front of it?

Until another dark night,