The leaves are brown, the air is crisp, and the sky is gray… autumn has definitely arrived in Juneau!
Here are some photos from a weekend hike around East Glacier Trail.
It’s been tough to catch the aurora borealis down here lately and today was looking like no exception – stormy weather bringing bouts of torrential rain made it seem very unlikely that Juneau was going to enjoy any of the auroral displays that Anchorage and the rest of the state had gotten to see recently.
However, the northern lights deities decided to give Juneau a break. Arriving home after a late-night hockey game, I noticed that not only had it stopped raining and I could see the stars, I could also see the faint glow of the aurora. Of course, I ran inside, grabbed my camera and tripod, and headed out for a few hours!
Every once in a while I get a funny idea and run with it. In this case, it all started with one of those little wooden poseable figures that artist’s use for sketching. I though under some studio lighting, this little guy might look pretty cool. Throw in a real live flame and well… you’ll see! Naturally, I took some photos of coffee and dishes too because those totally go with poseable figures. Right? Yeah, you don’t need to agree with that. Enjoy the photos!
I’ve been on a roll with going through my thousands and thousands of old photos and getting rid of duplicates, out-of-focus shots, and just plain bad photos. In doing this, I’ve come across a few photos that I totally must have missed in my post-shoot excitement.
This shot is one of those. I tagged another photo from this set to be published (you can see it here), but I have to be honest – I like this one much more! This little bumblebee looks like she’s trying to be sneaky, eh?
Happy Friday and enjoy!
Sunsets in Juneau, when they’re visible and the clouds line themselves up just so, are amazing. So amazing, that if it even looks like a spectacular sunset is possible, people start migrating to the best viewing spots as early as possible so they don’t miss it.
Here’s one such sunset, viewed from Outer Point.
The old Treadwell Mining Complex ruins at Sandy Beach are one of my favorite things to photograph. It’s so easy to take a moment and imagine what it must have been like when Treadwell was operating at full capacity, with some 2,000 mine employees working to crank out tons of gold each day.
Here are some photos of a couple of the first large, recognizable ruins you come across as you head down the trail from its start near the recreational shelters – first, the remains of the Central Power Plant and then what was known as the New Office Building, which served as a temporary hospital after a fire wiped out Douglas and Treadwell in 1937.
In the weeks to come, I hope to post more photos of ruins further down the trail. Stay tuned!