Two Cover Images Selected

Two Cover Images Selected

If you know great Alaskan-themed photo calendars, you know about the collection created each year by local publishing firm, Greatland Graphics. They produce three wall calendars (Northern Light: Alaska Wildlife & Wilderness, Denali Wildlife & Wilderness, and Aurora: Alaska’s Northern Lights) and two daytimer calenders (Alaska Time and Alaska Engagement) each year, featuring splendidly gorgeous images from dozen photographers, featuring everything from the micro to the macro of Alaska’s beauty.

I have been submitting images to Greatland Graphics for a decade. There were several years earlier on when I did not have any images selected. I don’t envy Ed and Alissa, the founders and owners of Greatland Graphics, their daunting task of selecting images for their calendars.  In recent years, they have had to consider approximately 20,000 submissions from 50 photographers, and narrowing down the selection to only 150 images for inclusion in their calendars and note cards.

This year, I had my best year yet for selections.  Five separate images were selected for use in four calendars, including two images that will be used a second time as cover images.  That’s right, two of the five 2015 calendars will feature my images on their covers. The aurora photo will also be featured in the Greatland Graphics note card line. Woo hoo! So, when those calendars are available for sale in local stores starting early 2014, look for the moose and aurora image featured in this blog post and you will know they are mine. I will also have some available for sale if you would like to order some directly from me.

The aurora borealis image was captured during an intense and amazing aurora storm that hit on the weekend of St. Patrick’s Day this year.  The moose was from last year. I captured her near the bend where O’Malley Road becomes Minnesota Drive in south Anchorage.

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