Saturday, September 8th, 2012
Mount Healy & Alaska Range Sunrise

The early morning sun illuminates the northern slopes of Denali National Park and the Alaska Range near Healy. Such dramatic interplay of light and clouds is commonplace in Healy thoughout the summer.

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Tuesday, February 14th, 2012
Sunrise Over Juneau

Another shot from the gorgeous sunrise above Gastineau Channel we had on the weekend, this time with a wide angle lens to include the city of Juneau on the left.

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Monday, February 13th, 2012
Beautiful Sunrise Over Gastineau Channel

An intense sunrise with a dramatic convergence of spectacular light and clouds above Gastineau Channel this past weekend created a unique visual experience.

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Sunday, February 12th, 2012
Dawn Over Gastineau Channel

The sunrise yesterday morning was simply magical. This shot of Gastineau Channel at dawn is just a teaser of some shots I will post in the next couple of days.

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Thursday, February 9th, 2012
First Light On Mount Troy

That’s how I like to start my day… looking out our living room window and watch the first light illuminate the mountains on Douglas Island.

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Sunday, February 5th, 2012
Gastineau Channel Sunrise

Pretty sunrise above Gastineau Channel yesterday morning. This was a classic ‘drive-by grab shot’, taken from my car as we were crossing the Juneau-Douglas bridge on our way up to Eaglecrest.

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Monday, January 30th, 2012
Sunrise Over Stephens Passage

We may not see the sun in the foreseeable future, so I posted this shot taken earlier this year to remind ourselves what a sunrise might look like. It snowed almost throughout the entire weekend and while precipitation at sea level might be in the form of rain this week, up in the mountains the already amazing snow masses will likely get even more impressive.

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Tuesday, January 10th, 2012
Gastineau Channel Sunrise

The sun briefly popped out of the clouds yesterday morning above Gastineau Channel in this view from along Thane Road. I had almost forgotten what the sun feels like – what a great way to start the day!

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Thursday, December 22nd, 2011
Winter Solstice In Alaska

Yesterday was the shortest day of the year in Alaska. In communities such as Barrow or Kaktovik in northern Alaska, the sun didn’t rise at all. In Nome on the shores of Norton Sound in Western Alaska, pictured here, the sun rose at noon and set at 4 PM. In Fairbanks, the sunrise was at 10:58 AM and sunset at 2:39 PM. In Juneau, if we would have seen the sun, the sunrise would have been at 8:45 AM and it would have set just after 3 PM. From now on, the days will slowly but surely get longer. That’s why winter solstice is such a significant event in Alaska, as it means the end of increasingly dark days and the beginning of more potential sunlight each day.

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Thursday, November 3rd, 2011
Welcome Back, Sun!

After a stretch of fairly lousy weather that culminated in a couple power outages due to mudslides and fallen trees on Tuesday, it’s always special to see the sun again. Yesterday morning, the skies were mostly clear and I decided to head out to North Douglas Island and watch the sun rise behind the mountains. It was a special moment, to finally see and feel those beams of bright light again, burning off the lingering fog. Living in a place where sunny days are very rare at this time of the year, I truly appreciated and savored the moment. Welcome back, sun!

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