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My name is Mike Gates... Welcome to my online gallery!

I am a longtime resident of Ketchikan, Alaska, in the heart of the Tongass National Forest, and nearly all of the photographs in my gallery were taken there. Ketchikan is in the southern southeast part of Alaska, on an island named Revillagigedo.

I am almost reluctant to admit that I have had a camera in my hand since I was about thirteen years old. To me, this implies that I ought to, after fifty years of experience, be a master of this medium--a role which I can hardly say that I play.

I am a great appreciator of the beauty around me, and photographing it is my passion. This rainforest in which I live offers a wealth of subject matter. With more than fourteen feet of annual rainfall, there are streams and lakes, lush greenery, and my favorite of all: clouds. As I've mentioned, Ketchikan is on an island, so I have beaches to explore, a shoreline full of boats and harbors, docks and float planes.

As a youth and as a young man, much of my time was spent in a darkroom, loading film into tanks in total darkness and watching images as they gradually appeared under faint amber lights. I still have piles of old prints and boxes of old negatives, but today my work is all digital, and my darkroom lives in a computer. To overcome the limitations of my equipment, much of my work is High Dynamic Range photography, which blends the tonal range of several exposures. Frequently, I'll stitch multiple images together to get greater resolution, and panoramic work has become a favorite expression of mine.

I revel in landscape work, in clouds and reflections, but I also have a passion for expressive portraits and figure work.  I recently picked up lighting equipment, stands and modifiers, and I'm hoping to photograph people a little more soon.

If you find some of my work here that you'd like to see on your wall, or that you think would make a nice gift, nearly all photographs here are available for sale. Just contact me at the email address below, and give me an idea as to how big you'd like your print, and whether you'd like it on paper or metal, and I'll get back to you with a quote. I also offer licensed use, for a fee, if images are desired for publication on the web or in print.  This site has the capability to do shopping carts, and click and point ordering, but until I find time to retire from my nine-to-five, I probably won't get around to implementing it.

For a full-screen view, I recommend going into each gallery, and clicking on "Slideshow" in the upper right corner... Then kick back and relax. :)

 

I must apologize, as I don't update here nearly as often as I'd like to.  You can see many of my more recent works on Instagram, where I'm @mikegatesphotography


Again--Welcome to my online gallery. I hope that you'll be a regular visitor to see what new work I post, and I hope you'll share my website address with your friends. By all means, drop a note in my guestbook, and let me know you've visited. I look forward to hearing from you.  I can also be found in the VR world... Just ask!


Humbly yours,

Mike Gates
[email protected]



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