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Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Happy Holidays !!

Top photo by me...bottom photo by B.H....not by me...not my finger on the shutter. ..:)...May you all see friends and/or family this holiday season.

Lunar Lit Linda Lane

Saturday, December 22, 2007

The Winter Solstice: Fairbanks Alaska, December 21st...at Noon

This photomosaic was shot at exactly high noon on Dec. 21st looking dead south from Fairbanks across the Tanana Basin towards the Alaska Range. This is the highest in the sky that the sun gets on the winter solstice. The colors in the photograph are true. Until today the days were getting shorter (we were loosing 7 minutes of light per day for awhile). As of today we will be gaining light each day until the summer solstice in late July. Each day will be up to seven minutes longer than the previous day...Hooray!! P.S... Thank you Mr. Raven.

Friday, December 21, 2007

The Road Home: Chena Pump Road and Ice Fog...-40F

Directions: Head up the road in the center right of the image, the bank clock below is in this image on the left side of the road...just as you disappear into the breathtaking soot-and-exhaust-filled ice-fog you will cross Cripple Creek...take the second dirt road to the right into the trees...get out somewhere and freeze your ass off.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

The FIrst Minus-Forty of the Season

Thinking of Home

My Dad on his Harley, a couple of summers ago.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Matthew Geiger - A True Patriot

Starting to think of home, friends, and family...

Regular Soap in a Dishwasher ?

Did you ever wonder?? Well now you know.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Comin' ta git ya'....Yay!!!

Boating in August on the North Slope

Monday, December 10, 2007

Friday, December 7, 2007

Animation: Seven Minutes on Denali

Click on the image above to see the Animation...and then be a bit patient. This is a composite of 12 images taken in a span of only 7 minutes shot with a 600 mm lens from 160 miles away. Can you imagine being on this mountain during that time??

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Sunset Over Denali: Extremely Windy Night!

This image was taken on a night a few days ago in Fairbanks during a "High Wind Warning". Winds reached 40 mph at 2000 ft here. The temperature was in the single digits with wind chills in the -30 F range. I initially went out at sunset to photograph snow blowing off the top of some peaks in the Alaska Range across the basin. I turned and saw that Denali (Mt. McKinley) was out and that snow was being torn off of the top and sides of the mountain. This image is one in a series of shots that I took from Fairbanks that evening. I am currently putting together an animation to show just how deadly it would have been to be on Denali that day. FYI Denali is 160 miles from where I stood when I took this image in Fairbanks. The peak of Denali stands at 20306 ft.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

The First Twenty Below of the Season...

P.S., This was shot at 10:00 Am....The Denali State Bank was already open. The University of Alaska is in the background. To the left on the hill is the Geophysical Institute and the International Arctic Research Center (IARC). To the far right, below the sign...the cool looking building is the University of Alaska Museum of the North.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Denali at Sunset (3:15 pm) from Fairbanks

Packers at Pikes

A real fireplace at a local hangout...very nice...and cozy

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

On the Tundra....Captain Doug Hissom, July, 2007

Latitude 70 degrees 4.25 minutes North....Longitude 151 degrees 23 minutes West

Friday, November 23, 2007

Thanksgiving Dinner, 2007

Skin-on mashed potatoes, stuffing, green bean casserole, and King Crab !

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Monday, November 19, 2007

90's Punk

Something Oldish

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Geese, Toolik River, Alaska

Something from this summer on the North Slope. Thanks for pointing these geese out D !

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Jones' Thesis Defense Party: Ivory Jack's

Jeff, Paul, Jones, and Jessie

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Friday, November 9, 2007

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Goodbye Milwaukee...The Denis Sullivan

"A 137-foot re-creation of a three-masted, 19th century Great Lakes schooner... owned and operated by Pier Wisconsin as an educational platform and scientific research vessel." -Milwaukee's Discovery World Museum

Max

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Pfister & Vogel Tannery

Not much left of it...being largely demolished for condos...what a surprise...go figure.

Pabst and SYDNEY HIH

Two of Milwaukee's "Oldie but Goodie" landmarks.

Gymnastics Tropies

These are trophies (one of which my niece earned!) for 6,7, and 8 year old girls gymnastics. The tournament was held in Oshkosh, WI.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Leaf Vortex, November 5th: Downtown Milwaukee

Winds reached 50-60 mph in downtown Milwaukee today. These high winds coupled with a late fall created turbulent vortices of dried leaves all over the downtown area this afternoon.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Monday, October 29, 2007

Packer Fans Take Over Downtown Denver !

Believe me...there are thousands of us here. We are seriously everywhere! If anyone knows who these guys are please let me know...I just want to give this shot to them.

Pete

The Hottest Ticket in Denver ? ...The Packers !!!

Nope...this guy isn't looking for World Series tickets...that was last night! This guy was out this afternoon looking for Packers/Denver Monday Night Football tickets!! Hottest ticket in town tonight!!

Former Mayor, Morrison-Colorado

For all of you Geology geeks out there...Josh Martin...former mayor of Morrison, Colorado.

Colorado Rockies Fan

Hopeful...but ultimately unlucky Rockies fan just before game 4 of the World Series, 2007

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Friday, October 26, 2007

Sunset: Green River, Utah

Ash and smoke from the California wildfires helped enhance this deep red sunset in west-central Utah

Don't Walk Sign ?

On a dirt road...outside of Price, Utah

Monday, October 22, 2007

-4 Degrees Fahrenheit

Yes...I know the image above says ZERO degrees, but when I drove past my bank clock at 9:00 AM on may way to the University this morning the thermometer showed a temperature of -4F. I didn't have my camera with me at the time, so when I finally drove home for LUNCH around noon I took this shot. It had warmed up to ZERO by NOON!!!

Sunset From Campus

Sunset from the windows in the Natural Sciences Building, University of Alaska-Fairbanks

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Neighbor's Driveway

This place amazes me! That is actually their driveway...

Truckcicles

Yes it's cold here. Glad I got those new tires!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007