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Tink
26-09-2012, 09:25 PM
Here are a few shots of Alaska. This is an eagle that was waiting for us in Juneau. We loved the fog. It was bright sunshine toward the ground, and misty fog as you climbed higher.
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Tink
26-09-2012, 09:28 PM
Juneau's Wild Oven. This is the place we stumbled upon with the incredible bread and some sweets. Primarily bread though. 60 year old sourdough starter. As a rule, I don't like sour dough, but this stuff was very nice. The hills in Juneau were steep in some places. 12838.vB

Tink
26-09-2012, 09:31 PM
Juneau has this little crabshack, Tracy's. We had our lunch there. Three pounds of King Crab legs and we ate every bit. Didn't eat the rolls, or much of the coleslaw though. It was enough for us to finish the crab! Alaska has any number of microbreweries too. :yes: Nice beer along with the crab made for a very satisfying lunch!

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Tink
26-09-2012, 09:33 PM
This is a shot of a mountain in Skagway. We have so very many scenery shots it's nearly impossible to decide which to post! We had more crab, oysters and halibut in Skagway. :D

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Tink
26-09-2012, 09:36 PM
We were a little surprised to see that there were many cruise line "adverts" on the rocks!

Here's just one. :D

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Tink
26-09-2012, 09:39 PM
This shot was taken from the Aleutian Ballad. Fans of "The Deadliest Catch" may recognize the name of this crab boat. It's the one that was laid on its side in season two by a rogue wave. It's also the one that had the hull ripped out by a captain that fell asleep! :eek: It's been fully repaired and now does tours explaining the ecology of the ocean, the Alaskan fishing industry and the true and real dangers of fishing the Bearing Sea. We really enjoyed the tour, and loved seeing the eagles close up. To say we have "a lot" of shots of eagles is the greatest understatement! :rolleyes:

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Tink
26-09-2012, 09:43 PM
While in the Tracy Arm fiord the opportunities for incredible shots were everywhere you turned. Here is one that tries to capture a bit of much of what you see; the majestic mountains, the waterfalls, the color of the mineral laden water, and an iceberg. This is the area where we had to turn back as the fiord had started to freeze over (further along). The icebergs were touching one another there were so many. Needless to say, no one was displeased that we turned back!

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Tink
26-09-2012, 09:43 PM
This is a larger iceberg. Although many bounced off the sides of the ship, this one the Captain chose to avoid. As you know, what you see above water is a fraction of the actual size with the majority of the mass being underwater.


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Tink
26-09-2012, 09:48 PM
BLOW!!!! You heard that shouted over and over and over. (OK, so with a few giggles interspersed here and there). This is a humpback just coming to surface.

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Tink
26-09-2012, 09:50 PM
This is Elliot St. in Ketchikan. Yep. All those stairs. Climb those with an armful of groceries! :eek:


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Tink
26-09-2012, 09:51 PM
Coast Guard escort.


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foreverducky
26-09-2012, 10:04 PM
Wow! Simply stunning. I think it's areas like this that allows one to truly appreciate the beauty of this planet! Thank you!

Tink
26-09-2012, 10:24 PM
It surely does, Dr. Ducky. :yes: We were almost on sensory overload with the majestic vistas nearly everywhere you turned. We pretty much avoided the heavy tourist areas and trekked through the areas that were more "local" in flavor. We'd watch from the highest point of the ship to see where the majority were going and then we'd head in the other direction. :D

Wendy
26-09-2012, 11:21 PM
Amazing photos :D I hope you have lots more for us to look through :yes:

It looks like a wonderful place, it is on out bucket list - maybe one day.

Tink
27-09-2012, 12:02 AM
Oh we have any number of photos, Wendy! :eek: Of course, there are quite a few that are "frame to frame." Eagles in flight, whales diving back down, that sort of thing.

Many of the shots were purely for practice.

I didn't get any of the Aleutian Ballad up yet. It takes quite a bit of time for them to upload...

The colors were amazing, especially of the water. It ranged from a deep navy blue to almost a South Pacific blue (as with the coast guard shot) to a green shade. I used to be pretty biased against the Pacific, calling it a dark and murky sea but I've since learned that is not the case! It is less saline than the Atlantic, that's why the oysters tasted so different. :yes:

Wendy
27-09-2012, 12:25 AM
Chris loves the iceberg photo, he said to tell Herself that he is very impressed :hug2:

Tink
27-09-2012, 12:55 AM
OH! I will! She'll be very impressed that he like that one. It's one of my favorites too! Give him our thanks. :yes:

Tink
27-09-2012, 02:18 AM
This is the Sumdum glacier. We were meant to see the Sawyer glaciers but as previously said, had to turn back. This was pretty impressive, regardless of being second choice.


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Shellyamc
27-09-2012, 03:48 AM
Just amazing! Dh has always said that he wants to see Alaska more than any other place in the world. Looks like something we might be doing someday :thumbsup:

Suebeattie
27-09-2012, 07:22 AM
Wonderful pictures!! Thanks for sharing:yes:

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Tinkerbell
27-09-2012, 09:19 AM
Wonderful pictures, thank you so much for sharing with us :hug2:

Mags
27-09-2012, 10:10 AM
Wow Tink! I am just blown away by your photos. The scenery and wild life is amazing and the food looks great.

Mags

uscwest
27-09-2012, 10:23 AM
Amazing photos Tink. Makes me want to go even more now. All that seafood, yum. (Though Donna wouldn't agree)

Beccaberry
27-09-2012, 11:46 AM
The eagle shots are stunning. I know want my weight in King Crab. And I will freely admit to getting the smallest of shivers up my spine when I saw the photo of the iceberg - and read your reminder of how powerful they truly can be.

Stunning. All stunning. More please!

DisneyFreak
27-09-2012, 12:15 PM
Beautiful photos Tink!

foreverducky
27-09-2012, 12:22 PM
How was the air there? I know that sounds like such a random question, but I always think the air must feel so clean and fresh!

I agree, more photos please. :D

catrancher
27-09-2012, 01:13 PM
Amazing photos Tink. Thanks! :yes:

If you're cataloging in iPhoto, maybe you could just setup an album in Flickr. Then you could upload them all an once and we could see them all. :unsure:

Tom (:macwave:... it's on my bucket list also!)

Slowhand
27-09-2012, 03:25 PM
Fantastic shots Tink, many thanks for sharing them with us.
Ok, you`ve convinced me...Alaska is now on our "must do" areas to visit!

Watchinherskip
27-09-2012, 04:52 PM
Tink! They are wonderful! Thanks for sharing. Did you need the extra memory card? When we were in Sitka, there was a power outage. They said it happens all the time from eagles hitting the power lines! Crazy place.

Dorothy
28-09-2012, 12:06 AM
The pictures are amazing!! You've just gotten back from my dream cruise and the only one that Bob has any interest in at all. Now I just have to figure out how to get him to the ship without having to try and get him on an airplane.

Tink
28-09-2012, 12:41 AM
How was the air there? I know that sounds like such a random question, but I always think the air must feel so clean and fresh!

I agree, more photos please. :D

It is so funny you asked this! We commented more than once on the quality of the air. Is it the trees? The lack of smog? The lack of air pollution? I don't know but YES, the air was wonderful to breathe. We particularly loved the pine scent carried on the breeze. It was absolutely wonderful!

Thank you everyone! :yes: I'll post more if you PROMISE they are not boring you? :redface:

Visiting Alaska is really something wonderful to do. :yes:

'Skip, we didn't get to Sitka. :(

Tink
28-09-2012, 01:14 AM
Amazing photos Tink. Thanks! :yes:

If you're cataloging in iPhoto, maybe you could just setup an album in Flickr. Then you could upload them all an once and we could see them all. :unsure:

Tom (:macwave:... it's on my bucket list also!)

I've never done that Tom, set up an album in Flickr. Not sure what you mean by cataloging in iPhoto? I put the disc in the MacAir and it automatically downloads the photos. I name the event, and that's about it? :unsure:

Oh, and the cards/discs were fine. We did have enough, but do much prefer the higher resolutions ones. :yes:

catrancher
28-09-2012, 01:06 PM
Now I just have to figure out how to get him to the ship without having to try and get him on an airplane.

My DW had that problem too. :yes:

She was deathly afraid of flying. Well, about 18 months ago we had to fly to Las Vegas for her son's wedding. She studied this course:

Fear of Flying Help (http://www.fearofflyinghelp.com)

It's run by an airline pilot who just wants to help. Between that, and one tiny Ativan pill, she not only did the flying bit just fine but she found out that she actually enjoyed it.

Tom (:macwave:... never thought it would happen...)

uscwest
28-09-2012, 01:11 PM
The pictures are amazing!! You've just gotten back from my dream cruise and the only one that Bob has any interest in at all. Now I just have to figure out how to get him to the ship without having to try and get him on an airplane.

Umm a train comes to mind, though it might take a couple of days.

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catrancher
28-09-2012, 01:58 PM
I've never done that Tom, set up an album in Flickr. Not sure what you mean by cataloging in iPhoto? I put the disc in the MacAir and it automatically downloads the photos. I name the event, and that's about it? :unsure:

Do you have a Flickr account? If not, they're free. Oddly enough, we actually have a Secrets group on Flickr that you can share pictures in. But that's for later.

It's really easy to share your photos on Flickr. Here's a quick Youtube video that shows you exactly how to do it.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxNnnSIqnjQ

What you end up with is something like this (http://www.flickr.com/photos/41948495@N08/sets/72157623859979713/show/). This is the slide show of some Disney Cruise Line pictures I took a few years ago.

It's really easy and so very convenient if you want to share photos on the web. Just ask Chris (Skywatcher)! :yes:

Tom (:macwave:... super easy!)

catrancher
28-09-2012, 02:10 PM
Is it the trees? The lack of smog? The lack of air pollution?

The Moose? :unsure:

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:ROFL:

Tom (:macwave:... just a thought....)

Watchinherskip
28-09-2012, 03:50 PM
The Moose? :unsure:

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:ROFL:

Tom (:macwave:... just a thought....)

They are so photogenic!!!

Constantly followed by the press. (This was from our workshop at U. of Alaska)

Mari
28-09-2012, 04:27 PM
WOW!!

Magnificent!

What a wonderful trip :)

foreverducky
29-09-2012, 01:06 AM
I'm so glad to hear that the air was as good as I think it was. (I know, such a weird question)

Yes, please...more photos!