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
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
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
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|
|Splash Fountain and the HarbourView Inn|
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
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
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.
|Leigh & Euphrates (AKA Evie)|
|Gideon holding Evie|