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David Ryan Taylor
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'At World's End' - Article on Maptia
"We came to the Pribilof Islands, almost by accident. Not sure what we’d find, we stumbled upon a volcanic rock in the middle of the Bering Sea, surrounded by a cacophony of sounds and a deluge of weather. We found ourselves, not quite lost, on a small island perched at the edge of the 12,000 foot deep Aleutian Basin, on one of Alaska’s most remarkable, yet rarely visited, natural treasures."

If wilderness, adventure travel, and learning about new places are your thing, this article might just be your thing. If it is, I'd be honored if you would share it with your friends and family.
https://maptia.com/davidryantaylor/stories/at-world-s-end
Standing atop a precipitous cliff, the crashing Bering Sea below, sea birds swirling and careening all around, and backed by endless fields of lupine, a wave of vertigo and amnesia washed over me. Where was I, and why had I waited so long to visit this ‘Galápagos of the North’?
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A buddy of mine was out kayaking with his wife and some of our friends this holiday weekend. He saved a baby moose who was stuck deep in mud at the side of the Little Susitna River.
#Alaska   #AnimalHeroes  
A moose calf stranded up to its chin in the Little Susitna River was rescued during the Memorial Day weekend, by a man who encountered the animal during an afternoon kayaking trip along the river.
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Great rescue, lucky for the calf you were about.
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Hey everyone!
Recently, I've been using Instagram. If you are on the 'Gram, and want to see some mobile photos of my adventures in Alaska, gimme a follow. I'll try not to disappoint;)
My handle is davidryantaylor
http://instagram.com/davidryantaylor
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Who has time for another social media? I don't have enough time for everything else now. 
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From last night, along the Matanuska River, near Palmer, Alaska.
+William Woodward, werkin' his magic. 
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Please 'Share' & help us get the word out!
Your response has been extraordinary! Would you help us take this one step further, by clicking the 'Share' button on this post? 
Of course our gallery opening/First Friday event is important to us, but we are also trying to raise money for the MDA Alaska. 
In early March, they suffered a disastrous vandalism, with tens of thousands of dollars in damages. So, like the poster says, we are selling raffle tickets - with all proceeds going to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The winner will receive an incredible 28"x36" canvas of 'Genesis'. 
Print #1 of 25. I completed the creation of this print yesterday. It is home, sitting in our office with me, as I write this. 
I can't stop looking at it.
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ANNOUNCEMENT:

When I moved to Alaska nearly ten years ago, I did so with the intent of pushing my photography to the 'next level'. I have always had big dreams, but even I had no idea how much this landscape would shape me. Like one of the thousands of glaciers in Alaska, it bulldozed my preconceived notions, and reshaped my artistic and personal goals in an entirely new way. 

In the Alaskan landscape, I found myself reborn.

My most powerful fine art photographs are created after I immerse myself in a landscape, often for several days at a time. This immersion develops an intimacy that I strive to portray in my photographs. Only in these moments, when I have made that primal connection to a place, is my soul stirred most.

How then can a photograph, one that celebrates the vastness of scale that only Alaska can contain, displayed on a computer screen just a few inches across, do that experience justice?
The simple answer is, it can't. 

Alaska is a region built upon superlatives. Immersive photographs of this land deserve a proper showcase. A place where people can come and be drawn in by beautiful, large format prints. Prints personally crafted in Alaska by myself. An experience that does justice to the emotions that I felt while making the photograph displayed before them. 

I am very excited to announce a new partnership with Salmon Berry Tours. Salmon Berry Tours is the longest-running & most experienced day tour company in Anchorage. Entirely Alaskan owned and operated, we share the same goals. A premier experience that delivers life-long memories that celebrate one of the last great wild places on our planet, and a shared passion for the grandness that is Alaska.

Together, we are creating a new, one-of-a-kind gallery experience. 

The new David Ryan Taylor Fine Art Gallery at Salmon Berry Tours opens to the public on Friday, May 2nd, 2014. To celebrate this partnership, we are participating in Anchorage's incredible First Friday Art Walk, from 5-8 pm. Regular hours will be 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, 7 days a week. Starting May 15th, hours expand to 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Additionally, we are proud to support the local branch of the Muscular Dystrophy Association in a truly unique way. In January, I started a new photographic project. 'Through Time' is a celebration of Alaskan photographic art. The first photograph in this series is called 'Genesis', and it truly marks an exciting new phase in my photographic career. 'Genesis', like all new photographs in this series, will be available as Limited Edition Prints & Canvases. The first print made of 'Genesis' will be a 28" x 36" Limited Edition Canvas, valued at over $2,000. One of only 25 copies ever made. It will be signed and numbered, and then raffled off to a lucky winner. Raffle tickets go on sale tomorrow, Saturday, April 5th. Tickets may be purchased at Salmon Berry Tours, through the Muscular Dystrophy Association, David Ryan Taylor Fine Art Photography, and others. Tickets may be purchased for $5, or 3 tickets for $10. All proceeds will go to benefit the Anchorage branch of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. 

First Friday/Gallery Grand Opening celebrations are free to the public and start at 5 pm on Friday, May 2nd. At 5:30 pm, David Ryan Taylor will unveil his new masterpiece, 'Genesis'. And at 5:45 pm, a random person will be drawn from raffle ticket purchases as the winner of 'Genesis', #1 of 25. In addition to 'Genesis', the gallery will open by featuring over fifteen stunningly beautiful fine art prints from David Ryan Taylor's collection. Included in this permanent collection is an incredible Special Edition of 'Daybreak', a panoramic fine art photograph of the eastern Alaska Range, measuring 4 feet tall by 12 feet wide.

We hope that you will join us on May 2nd to celebrate our gallery opening at Salmon Berry Tours. Consider supporting a wonderful local non-profit by purchasing raffle tickets all this month, and have a chance to win a highly Limited Edition print on the evening it is unveiled!

Salmon Berry Tours & the David Ryan Taylor Fine Art Photography Gallery are located at 515 West 4th Avenue, in downtown Anchorage, near the historic Visitors Center. Salmon Berry Tours can be reached at 907-278-3572, or by visiting their website at www.SalmonBerryTours.com. David Ryan Taylor Fine Art Photography can be reached at 907-315-0191, or visit us on the web at www.DavidRyanTaylor.com

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is the world’s leading nonprofit health organization sponsoring research seeking the causes of and effective treatments for neuromuscular diseases. MDA research grants currently are supporting more than 250 projects worldwide. All proceeds raised from raffle ticket sales will go towards local programs led by the MDA. For those wishing to purchase raffle tickets through the MDA, their hours are 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. The Anchorage Muscular Dystrophy Association is located at 121 West Fireweed Lane, Suite 100. The MDA can also be reached via phone at 907-276-2131.
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'Ultima Requiem'.
I typically don't reveal an image the same day I create it. Photographs typically go through several editing revisions before they are deemed ready for 'public consumption'. 
But I'm really excited about this one.
It starts with an explanation. As I walked the trail this morning, about a quarter mile from this view, I stopped for a few minutes to be with a small song bird that was taking its last breaths. It was laying in the middle of the trail, its wing bent awkwardly. It looked up at me warily as I knelt beside it. I don't know how it ended up there, but it made me stop and consider things. 
The frailty of life, for one. 
Some may say, "It is just a bird..."
But its life deserved a moment out of my day. 
A moment of respect.
After a while, I solemnly moved on, glancing back occasionally.
This scene is what greeted me at the end of my walk. The trees here are another example of frailty and things that have passed. This is a 'ghost forest', formed after the ground dropped roughly 12 feet during the 1964 earthquake. When the ground stopped liquifying, saltwater from the Turnagain Arm rushed in, killing the trees as they stood. But the trunks remain, preserved in somber beauty.
Throughout the elevated sections of this tidewater slough were millions of small purple flowers.
A final resting place was never more appropriate, or more beautiful.
#Alaska #photography #landscapephotography 
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http://www.davidryantaylor.com/horizontal-prints/ultim-requiem
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Just a quick announcement that we will be at our gallery today, shortly after the lunch hour. If you are in Anchorage, love photography, and want to chat - we'd love to see you! Stop by and say "Hi!"
515 W. 4th Ave. at Salmon Berry Tours. Hope to see you there!
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It has been a little while since I shared a new photograph. That doesn't mean I haven't been creating some:)
I'm busy finalizing several new photographs in my 'Through Time' Series - each of which will be unveiled at our new gallery at Salmon Berry Tours
One of the candidate images for the 'Through Time' Series is called 'Crimson'. While I was on location making 'Crimson', I also made this new, black & white photograph.
It is called 'Withdrawn'.
I hope you enjoy it. 
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First Friday/Gallery Grand Opening celebrations are free to the public and start at 5 pm on Friday, May 2nd. At 5:30 pm, David Ryan Taylor will unveil his new masterpiece, 'Genesis'. And at 5:45 pm, a random person will be drawn from raffle ticket purchases as the winner of 'Genesis', #1 of 25. In addition to 'Genesis', the gallery will open by featuring over fifteen stunningly beautiful fine art prints from David Ryan Taylor's collection. Included in this permanent collection is an incredible Special Edition of 'Daybreak', a panoramic fine art photograph of the eastern Alaska Range, measuring 4 feet tall by 12 feet wide.

We hope that you will join us on May 2nd to celebrate our gallery opening at Salmon Berry Tours. Consider supporting a wonderful local non-profit by purchasing raffle tickets all this month, and have a chance to win a highly Limited Edition print on the evening it is unveiled!
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Fellow fine art printmakers, if you are looking for a source for your ink jet printing materials, I HIGHLY recommend JVH Technical, in Washington. They are a family-run business with incredible support and customer service. We bought our Epson 9900 through them, and use them for the bulk of our paper and ink orders. They are fast, courteous, and have very competitive pricing.

We sell EPSON printers, Hasselblad scanners, Colorbyte RIP, ONYX, HP, Canon. We offer superb support, customer appreciation, and specialize in wide-format printing. We have extensive knowledge on EPSON Stylus Pro 7800, 9800, 7880, 9880, 11880, 10000, 10600, 3800, 4000, 4800, 4880, R1800 R2400, HP Z3100, Z2100, Canon Printers.
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Our new poster! If you live in the Anchorage area (or the Mat-Su Valley), you may see these when you are out and about. We hope that you will join us on May 2nd, at our new gallery, at Salmon Berry Tours!
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David Ryan Taylor is dedicated to increasing the awareness and appreciation for wild places & wild things, through fine-art photography.
Introduction
Oh me! Oh life! of the questions of these recurring,
Of the endless trains of the faithless, of cities fill’d with the foolish,
Of myself forever reproaching myself, (for who more foolish than I, and who more faithless?)
Of eyes that vainly crave the light, of the objects mean, of the struggle ever renew’d,
Of the poor results of all, of the plodding and sordid crowds I see around me,
Of the empty and useless years of the rest, with the rest me intertwined,
The question, O me! so sad, recurring—What good amid these, O me, O life?

Answer.
That you are here—that life exists and identity,
That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.
Walt Whitman - Source: Leaves of Grass (1892)

I am proud to be contributing my verse, with camera at the ready.

I am a fine art landscape and wildlife photographer, living and specializing in Alaska. I'm also a fine art printmaker, and guide exclusive, small group photo tours and workshops. 
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4 Silver Awards in the 2013 Epson International Pano Awards
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