The Eagle River Moon

I’ve been driving around the Anchorage municipality area a lot lately, scouting for new locations to make photos which show off the beauty of this place many of us call home. I’m doing this for my newest project— an annual Anchorage calendar. The Eagle River area is a fantastic place. Lots of big mountain peaks…

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Moon Shots

I think there is something way intriguing about the moon and stars.  For me, it’s a wonderful experience to be out at dusk, dark and dawn as they fill the sky. Recently I was driving on the Seward Highway at dusk as a crescent moon was setting, with beautiful reflection off of Turnagain Arm.  I…

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Sled Dog Racing Photo Workshop & Tour

I was pleased to see a very nice article in Endless Vacation Magazine about my Winter Dog Mushing & Aurora Photo Tour and Workshop.  It’s in late January, 2015 during the “Northern Lights 300 Sled Dog Race”. This is the type of photo tour and workshop I’ve always wanted to do——  Big-name mushers enter this…

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Potter's Marsh

Last night, with the sky clear and the air crisp, I took the opportunity to shoot the migrating Trumpeter Swans at the local Potter’s Marsh. Myself and at least a dozen other photographers were doing the same thing. The cool thing is that the swans were very close. I even had some decent shots with…

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Fall Landscape Workshop

Fall is in full swing here and the night sky is back after a few months of 24-hour daylight. Winter is not too far off. I’ve been posting a lot of my recent fall landscape stuff and night stars. Just a while ago I decided to offer a one-day fall landscape and evening sky workshop…

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South Fork of Eagle River

These past few days I spent some time hiking several trails in and around Anchorage.  Here is a fall landscape shot I did of the South Fork of Eagle River and the valley it transects.  Lots of people were out hiking this day, berry picking, fishing in the lakes at the head of the valley…

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Eielson Visitor Center

Last week, on my bus ride out from doing a photo workshop at the Kantishna Roadhouse, we stopped at the Eielson Visitor Center. The mountain was out, so I took the opportunity to have my photo taken next to a panoramic photo showing names of the various peaks in the Alaska Range. That panoramic photo…

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Eklutna Lake

I’ve been continuing on my venture of photographing sights around the Anchorage area. I shot a whole bunch over the long weekend. Here’s a couple images from the Eklutna Lake area just north of Anchorage. This lake is where Anchorage gets its drinking water. It’s surrounded by the Chugach Mountains and is a very popular…

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Denali Park Workshop

I spent the past 5 days in Denali National Park. Over 6 MILLION acres of wilderness. It’s really an incredible place and SO diverse. Three of the five days were spent at the Kantishna Roadhouse with a group of 8 photographers who were participating in my Alaska Photo Treks — Denali Photography Workshop. On our…

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The Arctic Thunder Air Show

This weekend was the Arctic Thunder Air Show here in Anchorage at Joint-Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Not something I’ve been to since taking our son to it when he was little (many, many years ago) but I wanted to document it as it relates to a project I’m doing on “Anchorage & Vicinity”. So instead of going…

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Hidden Lake Creek

When I was first getting into photography–like 1973-ish, one of my absolute favorite subjects was photographing streams and waterfalls in Yosemite National Park and elsewhere and making the water appear silky with a long exposure. Back then I was happy with the water at one-second exposure. As I became a professional I shot less and…

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Wrangell St. Elias National Park Photo Tour 2014

A few weeks ago, I was fortunate to lead a photo tour/workshop with Dr. Mike McNamara and his daughter Shannon in the Wrangell St. Elias Mountains and National Park at Ultima Thule Lodge. Just like the National Park it takes place in, this tour is so very unique because of the variety of terrain we…

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Weekend Kayaking

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I spent this past weekend with dozen guys on a men’s retreat kayaking in Prince William Sound.  There were crazy wet and rolling waves and one great calm, mostly sunny day on The water.  Took time for some nature photos too.

Sunset over Glen Alps

The clouds broke quite a bit on the horizon last night during a stock shoot in midtown at 10pm, with great dark clouds to the east with piercing light. After the shoot I drove to the Glen Alps overlook to enjoy the 11:30 pm sunset with a number of other people doing the same thing,…

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Colony Glacier Workshops

My new venture into photo workshops and tours is in full swing this past week with one at Ultima Thule Lodge and two others at nearby Colony Glacier in the Matanuska Valley.  I spent last Friday at Colony Glacier with a custom workshop for 5 people.  Cool thing on this one was that we flew…

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Aerial shots of Wrangell St. Elias National Park

In preparation for my adventure photo tour and workshop this week at Ultima Thule Lodge in the Wrangell St. Elias National Park, I did some flying early Sunday morning in search of unique places to go. It was great to have as a pilot, Arturo from Spain, who is also a photographer.  We found a…

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Spring time is Puppy time!

Spring time is Puppy Time!!   I was fortunate to have some friends that had a litter of Alaskan Huskies get in touch with me recently to photograph their 3-week old cuties.  They had just the right kind of sled to use as a prop and the summer flowers are in great bloom at the moment. …

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The First Shipment is Here!

Today has been an exciting one at the office–the first shipment of books has arrived! After a long wait, the semi truck pulled into my driveway early this morning and delivered boxes upon boxes of books. The garage has been filled to the brim with “Chasing Dogs” books and it is definitely a wonderful sight.…

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Snail Trails

Similar to my last blog post, here’s some photos along Turnagain Arm, just south of Anchorage. This is part of our daily sunset photo safari tour at Through The Lens Alaska, LLC www.ttlalaska.com  These are snail trails on rocks during low tide which I was just fascinated with. I hope to research more about them because, as you…

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Sunset Photo Safari

The last week I’ve spent a lot of time along Turnagain Arm and other parts around Anchorage where we do the “Sunset Photo Safari” photo workshop/tour at Through The Lens Alaska, LLC each evening . I photographed these Dall sheep there just off the highway the other day and caught this raven riding the wind from the…

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Air-to-Air Shooting

I’m working on a series of images that show “big picture outdoor scenes” of Anchorage and vicinity.   Images of various outdoor places and activities which people enjoy doing or seeing. Last night I was fortunate to put together a photo shoot with three friends who are also pilots to help with this series.  My good…

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Spring time in Alaska…

Up until today, us in Anchorage have enjoyed over 2 weeks of pure sunshine  AND above freezing temps during the day.  The days are WAY longer now, sunset being nearly 9pm  now and we’re gaining nearly 6 minutes a day !!  Here’s a couple after-sunset images taken from up on the Chugach Mountains, overlooking our…

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Weekend Photo Workshop… What a great weekend for a photo workshop!

Weekend Photo Workshop… What a great weekend for a photo workshop! With the help of the kind folks at the Eagle River Nature Center, we had a wonderful winter landscape photo workshop experience. Fourteen participants had a 3 hour  lecture by myself on Friday night in the nature center.  We met again Saturday morning for…

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