Cross Mountain (Cupola Peak on the maps) is a distinctive peak rising out of Silver Bay near Sitka. It’s been a subject of photographs for nearly 100 years (and perhaps more). My history taking pictures of it only goes back about 20 years, but I know of at least one E. W. Merrill photo featuring … Read more
Thinking there might be another colorful sunset and deciding I had recovered enough from recent illness to try and work on conditioning, I was motivated to get up to the first viewpoint along Verstovia trail. As it turned out, after getting started a little later than I intended, I found I was not quite as … Read more
As the sun was setting this afternoon, the sky became too colorful to ignore, so I spent a little time enjoying the fire-tinged clouds from my house.
I’ve been following a weblog called From a Glacier’s Perspective for some time, and had been particularly interested in the posts about glaciers in Southeast Alaska. I recently left a comment to request the author take a look at Baranof Island glaciers, and he graciously did so, writing a post on Carbon Lake glacier retreat … Read more
Last night I slept fitfully as I wanted to see the lunar eclipse due to take place between 3am and 5am. I did get up to watch for about a half an hour either side of the full eclipse. I took nearly 400 pictures, many of which were for a sort of time lapse. Of … Read more
Last evening there was a nice conjunction of the crescent moon, Mars and Venus. Tonight Mars and Venus will appear even closer in the sky (though the moon will be farther away), though with overcast conditions, it seems very unlikely we will be able to see them from Sitka.