Trip to Hope, AK, Feb.18, 2013

February 22nd, 2013 | Posted by Steve in Alaska | Birds | Buildings | Ocean | Parks - (Comments Off)
13 9298 End of Turnagain Arm B&W

Many of these photos will seem to be much alike.  That may be because of all the snow.  But much of the scenery in Alaska is spectacular and begs to be photographed.  So I did. A cold snap had come in Sunday night so the temperatures dropped from a cool mid 20’s to a cooler …
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21 9180 Mountain

The weather was sunny Saturday morning so Sam, James, Dave & I climbed into Sam’s car to do some sight seeing.  We had a recommendation to drive up Ski Bowl Road to the Arctic Valley Ski Area to take in the view.  As the weather was sunny that was the first thing we decided to …
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2-8936 Rainbow from Air

I had to fly up to Anchorage for a 3 weeklong work stint.  I was able to upgrade to 1st class getting a window on both the Orange County to Seattle leg and the Seattle to Anchorage leg. Taking off from Orange County we had a thick cloud cover.  We rose above it, but it …
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New Mexico & Arizona, Nov. 2, 2012

November 17th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Arizona | Memorials | New Mexico | Parks | United States of America - (Comments Off)
13-IMG_8696 Window Rock

We stayed in Gallup overnight & got out of the motel early in the morning.  We were headed for the Biste Wilderness in Northwestern New Mexico.  The day dawned overcast and this was quite a surprise.  I had been on the road since Oct. 8 with beautiful American Southwest weather, hardly a cloud in the …
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New Mexico, Nov. 1, 2012

November 17th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in National Monuments | New Mexico | Parks | Photography - (Comments Off)
3-IMG_8509 CC Entrance fisheye

This will be a short post despite all the pictures I took this day.  The photos will be déjà vu with a few landscapes.  To me nothing is exceptionable, but some of you may like the trees. Fran & I started the day in Tucumcari, NM & were on the road just after 8:00 am.  …
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11-IMG_8063 Geometric form

During my stay in El Paso, TX I had originally decided to make another visit to White Sands National Monument.  While reviewing the photo handbooks I brought with me I found information on the Three Rivers Petroglyph site.  As near as I could tell it was about 120 miles one way from El Paso. To …
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Hueco Tanks, TX, Oct. 13, 2012

October 16th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Parks | Petroglyphs & Pictographs | Prehistoric Man | Texas - (Comments Off)
35-IMG_7675 a dried out Hueco

The Deserts of the Southwestern United States are vast and wonderful.  Parts of California, much of Arizona & New Mexico and parts of Texas, Utah and Colorado are covered by these deserts.  These areas have many unique plants, animals, and geography. There are those who complain there is nothing in the desert and dread traveling …
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Over Mt. St. Helens, Wa., August 25, 2012

September 20th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in National Monuments | Parks | Washington - (Comments Off)
1-IMG_7354 St Helens

I left Fairbanks, Alaska on a 1:30 am flight from Fairbanks to Seattle.  The flight was about 3 ½ hours and I got very little sleep. Almost everywhere I go requires 2 flight legs.  Sometimes there is an hour or less between flights.  The key is getting off the jet, finding your next flight on …
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Pioneer Park, Fairbanks, Alaska, August 18, 2012

September 18th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Buildings | Museums | Parks | Photography | Ships - (Comments Off)
3-IMG_7302 Nenana

After we got back from Denali (see my post prior to this one) it was only late afternoon.  That day the sun was up until 9:58 pm so light was no issue even though the sky was a little overcast. We decided to visit Pioneer Park, a large historic theme park in Fairbanks.  The park …
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3-IMG_7237 Denali @100mm

I was in Fairbanks, Alaska most of August.  I humped 3 lenses in my backpack the entire trip, but only got to use them on one of the days I was there.  Most of the time we were working so free time became a bit limited.  Only when it was a too late did I …
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