A Photographic Journey of Alaska: Part 9 Homer and the road back to Anchorage

A Photographic Journey of Alaska: Part 9 Homer and the road back to Anchorage

Next it was off to Homer, the Halibut fishing capital of the world.  Along the way we were treated to more spectacular landscapes and what should have been a 2 ½ hour drive ended up taking most of the day. Homer has a population of just over 5000 people and it’s position on the Kachemack Bay […]

A Photographic Journey of Alaska: Part 8 Kenai Fjords National Park

A Photographic Journey of Alaska: Part 8 Kenai Fjords National Park

The Kenai Fjords National Park covers an area of just under 670,000 acres, with the majority of the park only accessible by boat. Exit Glacier is the only park of the park that is accessible by road. The park is home to the Harding Icefield which at almost 300 square miles, is one of the […]

A Photographic Journey of Alaska: Part 7 Cordova to Seward

A Photographic Journey of Alaska: Part 7 Cordova to Seward

When it came time to leave Cordova we boarded the ferry for Whittier and again spent the time photographing the many glaciers along the way. Whittier is truly unique, it is a town where the majority of its residents live in the one 14 storey apartment building which also houses the City offices, the Police Department, […]

A Photographic Journey of Alaska: Part 6 Prince William Sound and Cordova

A Photographic Journey of Alaska: Part 6 Prince William Sound and Cordova

Cordova is not a town that would be high on the list for tourists who are traveling around Alaska and I suspect the locals are somewhat happy about that. Cordova is a fishing village that is largely isolated with no roads in or out, Cordova is also a hidden gem. The only way in or […]

A Photographic Journey of Alaska: Part 5 Valdez

A Photographic Journey of Alaska: Part 5 Valdez

Valdez is a fishing port set amongst towering mountains and glaciers. Valdez is also major port for freight destined for the Alaskan interior. With a population of just under 4,000, its renowned for its commercial and recreation fishing, and for photographers, it’s an amazing place to visit. After a quick walk around town and a chat to […]

A Photographic Journey of Alaska: Part 4 The Road to Valdez

A Photographic Journey of Alaska: Part 4 The Road to Valdez

High on the list of things to see in Alaska was the Aurora Borealis. On the flight from LA to Anchorage, we were fortunate the see the northern lights from the plane. But each night after we left Anchorage, we would look to the night sky for any sign of the northern lights. A handy app called […]

A Photographic Journey of Alaska: Part 3 Denali National Park

A Photographic Journey of Alaska: Part 3 Denali National Park

Denali National Park is home to Denali, the highest peak in North America. From the late 1800’s to August 2015, Denali was known as Mt McKinley. President Obama renamed the mountain to Denali, which the Koyukon people had called it for centuries. Denali means “great one” and according to the Park Rangers only 30% of people […]

A Photographic Journey of Alaska- Part 2 The Road to Denali

A Photographic Journey of Alaska- Part 2 The Road to Denali

We left Anchorage for our journey north along the Denali Highway towards Denali National Park. A journey for a photographer always involves regular impromptu stops. What should be a four-hour journey took an entire day as we explored tracks that led into the forest and marvelled at the spectacular scenery around every bend. On one […]

A Photographic Journey Of Alaska- Part 1 Anchorage

A Photographic Journey Of Alaska- Part 1 Anchorage

Anchorage is Alaska’s largest city and 40% of the states population call this city home. In early September the last of the cruise liners dock in Anchorage harbour and as the tourist season winds down, the city starts to prepare for winter. Even though when I arrived Anchorage was starting to wind down, it’s still […]