Tidelands

There is some 8,000 miles of coast line in Alaska, not counting all the islands.
I have lived on the coast most of my years here, and am now reconnecting with the tides.
Last night I took a stroll out on the tidelands south of town.
 
Some of you will recognize this scene, the sedge grasses and Kenai Mountains in the distance.
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On the out tide it looks like you could walk to the mountains, but you can’t.

You can safely walk to about the edge of the vegetation and not much more.

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Little treasures can be found, the glass fishing balls don’t get this far inland though.

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Tideland natural abstract IMGP5647 ac

Tidescape, a 2 frame vertical panorama, it’s much bigger in person48-49 pan 875 Tideland

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16 Responses to Tidelands

  1. Vieille Ourse says:

    Really beautiful pictures … Thanks Steve !
    Have a nice day out there and till next time,
    Hugs,
    Katia

  2. Cat says:

    WOW!!  The tide flats remind me of a trip up the CA coast – we stopped in Morro Bay and I spotted a blue heron out on the tide flats and approached as closely as I could(no zoom) about halfway across it occurred to me I had no idea when the tides came in or how deep they were!! Suffice to say I didn\’t find out the hard way –

  3. Kimmy says:

    Oh Steve these are AWESOME! You know I never thought of doing a vertical pano. Hmm you have my wheels turning now. Such a beautiful place and you\’ve captured it very well my friend. Much love from Tennessee.

  4. KatSoup says:

    I know why I like it here so much.  Your photos capture somthing so peaceful.  The lighting is always perfect.  They are almost intoxicating.  I never see this landscape in my life and i know these are fresh pictures of the earth taken yesterday and today.  It teases the scences.  I wish there were smell and sound here too.
     
    your friend
    kat
     
     

  5. JoAnn says:

    Love the tidelands.  The vertical panorama is beautiful, as is the natural abstract.  Good show!

  6. Beth says:

    Very nice!

  7. Babblelot says:

    I am not familiar with the tide lands. My common sense tells me this land in the picture gets covered with water when the tide comes in? The cracked land looks like a dried cow pie. Don\’t laugh as I\’m a country girl and my comparisons well may leave something. But is it wet underneath? This has gotten me curious. Beautiful pictures.

  8. Sue says:

    Wonderful pic SteveHope you have a good weekend Take careSue

  9. Arctic says:

    the light on the last 2 pics are so beautiful, especially the light yellow color under sunshine!

  10. Sheila says:

    Hey, not only did you find a feather, but I did too (5 of \’em but you know that, you saw them at FLICKR!)
    I did see those letters, but you know? there is something else… I have had 4 phenomenal things happen to me today. Still wondering if the the 5th will seal the deal and explain the mystery of my feathers.
    I really like your tideland abstract. It is such a departure for you to be looking down rather than up. There are so many perspectives to consider.
    Great job!hugs

  11. Sheila says:

         Yet again, great pics! I\’ve been to the tidal areas in Virginia. They don\’t seem to be a wide as the ones in your pictures. That\’s where you can find fiddler crabs and a few other things. Keep the great pictures coming.

  12. T says:

    Hey Steve!
    Very interesting are those tidelands!
    Photos are SO peaceful, I love them.
    Have a great weekend my dear friend!
    Hug,
    T

  13. Flo says:

    Looks like heaven.

  14. Sheila says:

    I love the picture you have as an abstract. The way the green is set against the black is so cool. It looks as if someone took a paintbrush and said "we need some green here … and here … and maybe a little here just to liven the place up a little".

  15. REDEEMER WORD says:

    Looks like a swamp to me, all you need is a couple of gators..Huh? ELZA

  16. Rambling says:

    The tide scape absolutely is my most favorite of all.  Looks like we sometimes imagine the moon surface.

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