Thursday, July 31, 2014

Skywatch Friday

North to Alaska
 An amateur photographer/hobbyist once asked a professional shooter what was the secret to making his photographs more interesting.  The seemingly abrupt answer was, "Put  yourself in front of more interesting subjects."  That may sound like a cop out, but there is great truth in those words.  While God can paint an amazing sky anywhere in the world, it is most beautiful when surrounded by amazing landscape.  I can photograph some beautiful sunrises and sunsets in my hometown, but they pale in comparrison to the landscape of Alaska.  My wife and I took a cruise to Alaska last week and I have to say, I can understand why someone would want to move there.  Southeast Alaska, which includes Juneau and Anchorage actually has a rather mild climate, not unlike Seattle.  In fact, Ketchekan is in a rain forest.  That's right, they get over 72 inches of rain per year.  While Juneau has the Mendenhall glacier and Glacier Bay is in the area, you have to go further north before that 72 inches of rainfall actually turn into ice and snow.  If you are thinking about a once-in-a-lifetime vacation, I would recommend an Alaska cruise.  You will wake up each morning to an amazing landscape.  For the children of the Lord, there will come a day when we will wake up in Glory!   Have a blessed week-end.


  1. Magnificent photography of a gorgeous sky for SWF ~ Wonderful 'more interesting' place ~ ^_^

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

  2. Great shots Driller. Yep Alaskan cruise is on the bucket list.

  3. Wonderful captures for the day and the first one is totally awesome!! So much incredible beauty! Thanks for sharing! Have a lovely weekend!!

  4. Alaska is a place that hubby so wants to visit. We'll do that after our Little Bit crosses the bridge. It's all about her right now.

    Loved the video. Love soul gospel a lot.

    Have a blessed day and weekend. :)