#Throwback Thursday 5-21-15

The year was “film days” — sometime in the mid-1990’s. In my mind, I had the idea for many years to make a compelling image for potential commercial stock sales…

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Speaking Symposium

I’m excited to have been asked to give the keynote presentation at the Midwest Sled Dog Symposium in Curtis, Michigan September 25-27th, 2015. During this two-hour presentation on Saturday evening…

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Personal Workshop

Last week I did a personal, one-on-one photo workshop with a good friend and professional pilot. We were up in the air at sunrise and flew his super cub in…

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Denali National Park Workshop

Now is the time to plan for a trip to the wild places of Alaska’s Denali National Park with my fall Landscape and Wildlife photo workshop happening August 15-23, 2015. Only…

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Iditarod Recap

The 2015 Iditarod was an interesting race and photo shoot opportunity for me. The good trail conditions combined with the amount of teams entered (78) made for a shooting frenzy…

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Adios Unalakleet

We left Unalakleet this morning and are making our way towards the Burled Arch.  This morning was a beautiful morning with the Northern Lights putting on a purple show around…

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Windy in Unalakleet

Last night we arrived into Unalakleet with winds over 30mph with blowing snow.  Our Iditarod Air Force Pilot, Jerry, did a flawless job on landing in those conditions.  Once we…

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Making our way to the coast.

We left Huslia this morning around 11am and just landed in Kaltag for a quick stop before we head to Unalakleet this evening.  Aaron Burmister was the first one into…

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Good night from Huslia

It was another beautiful day in Huslia, Alaska.  The sun was warming and the sky was blue.  The mushers endured another cold night to make their way into the checkpoint. …

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Welcoming Arm in Huslia

Welcome to Huslia.  Huslia is a small village located on the banks of the Koyokuk river, which is a tributary of the Yukon River.  This is the home town of…

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Still in Galena

Galena is a checkpoint that is usually only used when the trail runs the northern route on even years.  Since last year, 2014, was an even year the mushers, dogs,…

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Trading a Ruby for a Galena

The mushers are making their way further west on the Yukon River and where ever they are going we are sure to follow.  Today we followed them from Ruby to…

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Out of Tanana and into Ruby

Most of the mushers have left Tanana and are running the frozen Yukon River.  They will take 119 miles of the Yukon to get to the village of Ruby.  Some…

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Tanana in the Morning

Another cold morning in the bush.  We spent the night in the Tanana Teen Center.  First thing you do when you are sleeping with others who are also trying to…

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Leaving Manley Hot Springs Behind

Most of the mushers have checked in at the Manley Hot Springs checkpoint and are back on the trail to Tanana.  Here are a few more photographs from this afternoon. …

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Moving through Manley

The mushers have reached Manley Hot Springs.  This is their second checkpoint for the 2015 Iditarod.  This is the last checkpoint on the road system.  They are mushing through sub-zero…

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Nenana Here we come.

Today is the re-start of the 2015 Iditarod.  Due to the lack of snow the re-start was moved from Willow to Fairbanks.  The last time the trail started in Fairbanks…

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And they're off!

Today was the Ceremonial Start of the 2015 Iditarod.  Mushers new and old gathered downtown on 4th Avenue to start The Last Great Race in front of thousands of elated…

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March 4, 2015

Today was the mandatory Veterinary Check for this years Iditarod.  Mushers brought their dogs to the Iditarod Headquarters so that volunteer veterinarians can make sure that the dogs are healthy…

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Food Drop 2015

We’re 17 days away from the Iditarod Anchorage ceremonial start day. More and more preparations are going on. Last night I photographed a pilot planning meeting. Today a group of…

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Straw Bagging

Iditarod is coming around the corner. It felt like “old-home week” again today when I went to Airland Transport and saw many of the same volunteers bagging over 1600 bales…

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Northern Lights 300 Wrap Up

I recently held my first ever dog mushing and night sky photography workshop during the Northern Lights 300 sled dog race at Winterlake Lodge — the turnaround checkpoint of the…

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Above the Fog

January 31, 2015 —  It was a clear day in Anchorage and just to the south, along Turnagain Arm, it was quite foggy.  As I drove toward it, I could…

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Winter Landscapes

While the weather in Alaska has been quite odd this winter–not much snow, lots of warm weather–when the weather does cooperate I just enjoy driving to a location and hiking…

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