Sunday, May 26, 2013

Juneau Icefields and their Glaciers

In the afternoon, we took a helicopter tour of Juneau's icefields.  We landed twice during the hour and a half long flight; once on a glacier next to a pool of clear blue water, and the other over a mile high in soft snow, seemingly on the top of the world. Indescribable beauty - hard to capture the vastness and awe of it all, but I gave it my best shot.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Hello Alaska

Well after anticipating this trip for over a year, I finally left Charleston on the east coast early yesterday morning and landed 16 hours later in Alaska's capital, Juneau.  The sun was still shining, albeit faintly through an overcast sky.  I was pretty tired, having got up early to catch my flight anyway, but I ran into my friends eating dinner in the hotel dining room, so I ordered some dinner and a glass wine and joined them.  I fell into bed exhausted only to be woken by my friend Nancy who finally also made it across the continent from Charleston. We rented a car for a day and these are some of the places we visited today.
Mendenhall Lake and the glacier in the background

Waterfall flowing into Mendenhall Lake and Glacier

Auke Bay along Glacier Highway

We stopped here for lunch - a popular local hang-out

The fries were REALLY good!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Happy (belated) Mother's Day

I was spoiled on Mother's Day with sweetly penned cards and beautiful roses.  I decided to immortalize the roses by photographing them with my new macro lens, a 105mm Nikkor F2.8 VR beauty (meaningless I know to most), but anyway here are a couple of my first macro (close-up) photography attempts.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Enjoying being a Tourist in my Town

Yesterday evening was perfect for a stroll around parts of downtown Charleston.  I re-visited a couple of my favorite spots, of course with my camera :)
Heart Gate detail, St. John's Heart Garden, Anson Street

One of my favorite buildings, George Street

Waterfront Park

Splash Fountain and the HarbourView Inn

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Very Cool Industrial Grunge

Did I ever mention that my job is pretty varied? Well today I got to wear jeans and crawl around on the floor of a big industrial facility and take photographs of some environmental clean-up work that we are doing there.  It was a nice change of pace and refreshingly different.  Here are a couple of the images.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Chillin' with the kids

This last weekend was low key - nice.  I took some time to snap candids of the kids while they were over visiting.  I just love photographing kids - especially mine :)  Little Evie is scheduled for heart surgery a week today, Monday 13th to correct a congenital defect.  Your prayers are appreciated for her quick healing.  She is so precious.
Euphrates Eve

Leigh & Euphrates (AKA Evie)


Gideon holding Evie