Alaska Winter Blues

With the days getting longer, the sun clearing some of the mountains, and a couple days sunny skies,
it was a great Cabin Fever Reliever to get out and see some sights.
These are all within 30 miles of Anchorage, a nice afternoon drive each day.
 
A mountain in the Chugach Range, these are small mountains by Alaska standards,
about 4,000 feet above sea level, and quite rugged as you can see.

IMGP1750 a Magic Mountain

There was some moonshine on the mountain…

IMGP1765 a Mountain Moonshine

Some mountain reflections among the floating ice of Upper Turnagain Arm

IMGP1742 Upper Turnagain Arm

And panoramas abounding. This one is a 2 frame panorama showing the high clouds, like broad brush marks in the sky, over the ice filled lower Turnagain Arm.

Pan 28-29 875 Alaska Blue in Panorama

Only 2 more months ’till breakup!

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31 Responses to Alaska Winter Blues

  1. Duckie says:

    Oh. Oh. Oh. What a beautiful moon!!!!!!!!!!!! All of your pictures are simply breathtaking. Thanks.Eileen

  2. Dianne says:

    Hi Steve, Glad you got out. These photos are breathtaking indeed. Love that big beautiful moon. Coming here is always a special treat. Take care!

  3. Sue says:

    These pic\’s are out of this world, they are just so beautifulTake careSue

  4. Jill says:

    oh to be where the sky is blue and the moon is that beautiful. thanks for sharing!

  5. Rhonda says:

    Incredible Steve…the photo of the moon makes it look so majestic and I love the mountain reflections…thanks for another round of fantastic photos!

  6. Rambling says:

    Almost other-worldly, Steve. Love it.

  7. Beth says:

    Gorgeous photos Steve. Thank you.

  8. JoAnn says:

    Breathtaking photos, Steve. Love the moon shot!

  9. catamaran says:

    Wow…wonderful…i love the moon picture!

  10. gerberdaisy says:

    This was a clear day with a beautiful bright sky! I miss the greenry and i am not even there! The blue skies are beautiful and the way the sun light reflects off the mountains. Rockin!

  11. gerberdaisy says:

    the full moon on the mountain , awesome picture!

  12. Anita says:

    Positively breathtaking! Thanks so much, my friend, for sharing.

  13. kevin says:

    Nice work Steve. The "moonshine on the mountain" caption came up on my screen before the picture loaded. For a brief moment I thought maybe you\’d taken to drinking! (chuckle) All the best, KD

  14. Arctic says:

    outstanding shots interperting far north landscape by varous perspectives but in one theme of WINTER BLUE , Take care my friend.

  15. Here I Am says:

    These are the days that taking photos are a joy. Looking at yours reflect the beauty that was in those days of rich colors of winter. All are a beauty to behold… I see also a lack of snow in many places.

  16. KingfisherRaven says:

    Love the Moon picture Steve they are all so beautiful !

  17. Happy says:

    Love the moon on the mountain photo. You capture beauty of the land so well. Thanks for posting.

  18. Fizz says:

    Steve… that first photo is just STUNNING!! It\’s totally beautiful… so is the last one! Amazing… I don\’t have the touch, but I love trying!

  19. Cindy says:

    Beautiful pictures Steve. Love the reflection in the 3rd one. There\’s nothing like a bright sunny day to life ones spirits.

  20. Kimmy says:

    I\’m with Cindy! That 3rd one just pops out at ya. Bring on Spring man.

  21. Charlotte M Simonsen says:

    Oh I loved the moonshine on the mountain… Such wonderful pics…. thanks.. hugs, lottemae

  22. Rhapsody says:

    Man that moon is fierce……enjoyed the pics as usual, happy valentines day

  23. Greg says:

    Good morning Steve,As I’ve said before you are a hearty bunch up there in Alaska.We had near 70 degree temps last week and this morning we wake to more snow.Have a wonderful week and be well…Greghttp://blogquest.spaces.live.com

  24. kïrstin says:

    one can get cabin fever in oklahoma too, if ne hates the dusty winds as much as i do. kïrstin☼

  25. Ellen says:

    Blue and frosty like my neighborhood :-DBut that was yesterday. Now it\’s snowing. AGAIN. I wonder what\’s "wrong" this winter. It seems like things are going back to normal. That can\’t be – normal..?Ellen – Norway

  26. Nozee says:

    The moon pic… WOW!And then that reflections on the water is just great!

  27. PEP says:

    Ahhh the wonders of nature and you our trusty friend there to bring it to us. What would we do without you?

  28. JaeElle says:

    Love the reflection and the picture with the moon. All pictures are beautiful, but those two are my favorites.

  29. Maro says:

    We would be lost without your discerning eye and skill to capture the beauty and wonder of nature and then sharing it with us. Positively spectacular. I may not understand the technique you used with any of your photos, but none the less, they are all beautiful… I hope you are having a relaxing Sunday.~Hugs~Marilyn~

  30. Jodi says:

    Wow. On all of these. It looks as though you could just walk up to the top of that mountain and TOUCH the moon.

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