Adventures Photography

Getting moody at University of Alaska, Anchorage


University of Alaska AnchorageTwo weeks ago I posted a vibrant panorama of Kluane Lake from Yukon, Canada. After seeing that, a friend of mine requested that I do a panorama of University of Alaska Anchorage. I was more than happy to comply. The request came in just in time too, because the hubby and I were making a trip to Anchorage to do some shopping.

Our schedule was pretty packed considering we had 2 days to do 2 rounds of 6-hour drives, plus shop for all the things we needed, explore the town, and see the campus. Needless to say, we didn’t get to see a lot of sights, but we were able to make a quick visit the University of Alaska. We were limited on time so I was able to explore only a small part of campus. I wish I had time to schedule a campus tour (or even look more closely a these maps) so I could really understand the important pieces of campus and capture what would be meaningful, but hopefully this gives my friend and you a small idea of what it’s like at UAA.

I will show 3 panoramic shots as well as standard sized images. I normally aim for a clean and sharp image rather than doing too much during post-production. But this time, I felt like trying something different. Rather than presenting bright and happy images, I wanted to go for something moody and vintage looking – almost as if it came from film. After looking through them, let me know if you prefer my usual clean and bright images, or this moody set? Let me know what you think ๐Ÿ™‚ Now on with it (why do I always take forever to get to the pictures?)!

The first panorama is a 180 degree view of a few elements (from left to right): 1)A Water Fountain,ย  2) Allied Health Sciences Building, 3) The Edward & Cathryn Rasmuson Hall with a connected tunnel/sky bridge to 3) Wells Fargo Sports Complex.

Union Square Panorama-smlHere is a close up of the fountain with Rasmuson Hall and the sky bridge to the Sports Complex in the background.

UAA FountainThe second panorama shows the UAA’s Bookstore and Student Union building.

Book Store Panorama-smlHere is a closer look at the Book Store and Student Union entrance.

UAA Student Union BookstoreUAA Student UnionThe third panorama is a wide view of the Administrative/Humanities building. I can’t remember for sure if the building is curved like that, but I have a feeling it’s the result of my wide angle lens.

UAA Admin Bldg Panorama-smlBehind the Administrative/Humanities building is the Fine Arts Building featuring a large abstract piece of 3D art at its entrance.

UAA Fine Arts BldgI hope you enjoyed looking through some views of the UAA campus. Now I wonder what it looks like covered in snow! Have you been to UAA before? What should I look out for or what should I focus on photographing during my next visit? Leave a comment and let me know!

Also! If you have a photography/painting/drawing request, please let me know. Maybe I will feature your idea next week ๐Ÿ˜‰ Until then,
<3 Kara

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    October 21, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Nice pictures!

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      October 23, 2013 at 1:36 pm

      Thank you Victoria!

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    August 24, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    My favorite is the one with the water fountain and the skybridge! Everything turned out well considering we were running through the campus taking shots like madmen lol. Great job hun!

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      August 24, 2013 at 6:25 pm

      Thank handsome! It really was a time-crunch ๐Ÿ™‚

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