Posted by Lee Petersen | December 22, 2014
Winter Solstice Light

Fairbanks is dark in the winter. The official length of the day on the winter solstice is 3 hours, 41 minutes, and some change. Luckily, we benefit from having a...

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Sunrise over a snow-covered boreal forest after 11 am in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Posted by Lee Petersen | December 8, 2014
December sky and snow – 2014

Early last week I took a photo-walk downtown, shortly after we finally had our first significant snowfall. There has been some snow on the ground since early October, but things...

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Panorama of the new Polaris sculpture and Immaculate Conception Church and the downtown Fairbanks "skyline". Nice warm light in the early afternoon.
Posted by Lee Petersen | December 2, 2014
Fairbanks in Black and White

  From October until April we live in a mostly monochromatic world. The sky makes some pretty dramatic colors at sunrise and sunset, but in the middle of the day...

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Crossing a stream on the Canwell Glacier
Posted by Lee Petersen | October 31, 2014
Exploring the Canwell Glacier

Hiking Guide to The Canwell Glacier Below A water carved canyon along a lateral moraine on the Canwell Glacier - gallery | prints Living as close as we do to...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | October 21, 2014
Hiking the Thoro Ridge

This is the view to the north and east from the Thoro Ridge, a bit west of the Alpine Trail near the Eielson Visitor Center. This summer I went hiking...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | June 6, 2014
Spring marches on

Since it's been a while since I last posted and next week I'll be leaving for field work on the Black Rapids Glacier for two weeks, I thought I should...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | April 26, 2014
Welcoming Spring in Fairbanks

An absolutely gorgeous day on Smith Lake. If you have a big monitor it's worth clicking on this to view in lightbox. Small screens won't do this panorama justice. The...

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Alpine trail in spring - Denali National Park
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 31, 2014
Early spring hike in Denali National Park

My self portrait with Denali I left Fairbanks at 5 am and drove down the Parks Highway on the last day of March. In the roughly 125 mile drive I...

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Immaculate Conception Parish in Fairbanks, Alaska
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 1, 2014
January skies and amazing color

The skies and color in wintertime can be quite spectacular in the interior of Alaska, day and night. There is little daylight, and the Sun rises and sets at a...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | February 18, 2014
Evening ski on the Tanana River

While watching the Yukon Quest a couple weeks ago the transmission locked on my walk-around lens and I couldn't manual focus at all, so I figured it was time to...

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