Posts tagged “Alaska

Alaska Week- Day 5

This photo was also taken at the Eagle River Nature Center and is probably close to what Alaska looks like right now. It was taken on our Thanksgiving visit in 2016.


Alaska Week- Day 4

One of our favorite places to walk is the Nature Center in Eagle River- a gateway to Chugach State Park. I have posted many photos taken there in the last couple years. It’s always beautiful, and it’s about five minutes from our daughter’s house!.


Alaska Week- Day 3

Another view of the Portage Glacier


Alaska Week- Day 2

The Portage Glacier!


Alaska Week- Day 1

I’m posting photos of Beautiful Alaska all week. This is a bridge seen on the walk to Spencer Glacier.


Big and Blue

The scene at Spencer Glacier- taken last summer on our visit to Alaska.


Unhinged

LIN_5703-Edit-2Spotted at the Independence Mine in Alaska


On a Break

A quiet scene from the Anchorage Market

I was thinking of using this shot for one of our photo group assignments, even though it was shot during the summer. The assignment is “editorial” or “street photography.” There are RULES (I hate rules): minimal editing (no trash can removal etc.)- just a black and white conversion. So the color version is my more edited version (straightened and cropped, no cloning- but added tonal contrast etc. in Nik).

My black and white version is the original crop (yuck), edited in Nik Silver Efex, also contrast and with the Ilford film type (not sure if that much editing is allowed). I think I will be heading out to the streets again to try to get it right in camera- but not to Alaska, unfortunately.


A Quiet Scene

Another view at the Eagle River Nature Center.

 


More Green

More Alaska today! This was taken on the trail at the beautiful Eagle River Nature Center (just down the road from where our daughter’s family lives).



Your Basic Alaska-ness

Everywhere you look you see this GREEN! We were there only a few weeks ago, but I imagine that there are spots of fall color already. Summer is short and INTENSE!


Hello, Yellow!

A cheery sight at the Alaska Botanical Garden in Anchorage:


Still There

Since our daughter’s family moved to Alaska two years ago, they’ve really learned their way around!  Caitlin drove us up to Hatcher’s Pass one day to see the what remains of Alaska’s Independence Gold Mine (now a state park). There was a beautiful view and wonderful old buildings.  I realized when we were there that this is the third old mine we’ve toured in the last year- and it was definitely the best!


Floating Lady

This mini iceberg reminded me of a reclining ice maiden floating in the glacial waters of Spencer Lake.


Glacier!

The day before we flew home from Alaska, we took a 10-15 minute Alaska Railway train ride (fun!) with our family to the trailhead for the walk to Spencer Glacier. This spectacular glacier cascades down the mountain to Spencer Lake and these magnificent icebergs.  When I converted this photo to black and white, the mountain behind disappeared in shadow, giving the impression of a night view.