Painted Flags

Flags painted on the cliff wall adjacent to the port in Skagway, Alaska. I couldn’t find anything indicating exactly how they came to be there, but I imagine they’re older and mostly all from ships and people from other countries who have been there.

Shot on iPhone XS.

The Town of Ketchikan

Ketchikan is a fairly large town compared to most Alaskan cities, and like most Alaskan cities, individually owned seaplanes are common. From the coastline the town rises up quickly due to mountainous terrain, but that makes it better for taking pictures of from a distance. Shot on iPhone XS. Shot on Moment Telephoto Lens.

Ketchikan Alaska

Due to the relatively short time I had there, and the imminent rain, I didn’t explore outside of Ketchikan like I may have liked. There were lots of shops selling locally made totem poles and masks (my apologies, but I forget what the masks are called). Also Austrian Pine. Shot on iPhone XS. Shot with Moment.

Alaska Highlights

Tomorrow we travel back south to California, but today here’s a few highlights from Alaska that I couldn’t fit in anywhere else and already passed the dates for. Shot on Moment on iPhone XS, some on Moment Telephoto Lens.

A distant glacier at Tarr Inlet in Glacier Bay National Park. Calm, reflecting water with mountains beyond outside Skagway. And an old steam engine train next to a larger train engine mounted with a snow bore. (I’m calling it a bore, because it looks more like it’s for tunneling than for digging, but it’s made for snow, so… ) I wanted a better angle on the boring train, but unfortunately I waited until late in the day to get to it (actually I had no idea it was even in the town, I’d seen pictures of it and always wondered where it was, then I just walked by it and was like “Hey! There’s that thing that I’ve seen pictures of and never know where it was.” There were too many other people around, the fact that I got any shot with no people in it was amazingly challenging.

Fairwell Mendenhall

Last few pictures from Mendenhall Lake of Mendenhall Glacier and a panorama of the view from Nugget Falls looking away from the glacier. Shot on iPhone XS. Shot on Moment. Panorama’s low quality. I have a better one somewhere but I couldn’t find it at the moment, it really should have been in the same place. Perhaps I’ll remake it. Side note, all my panoramas are individual shots stitched together, I find I lack the steady hands to use any continuous shooting methods like Apple’s built in panoramic shooting in the Camera app.