Gorgeous golden light on the tors and surrounding hills at Angel Rocks
Posted by lwpetersen | March 17, 2015

I wanted to share some photos from a dayhike Jenn and I took this winter at Angel Rocks. I've hiked Angel Rocks in early spring, summer, and fall, and walked...

Excellent light in the early afternoon as the sun hung right over the hills behind me. We were walking through beautiful, scenic taiga for a while, but to me something seemed to stand out with these small black spruce. If you don't know it, I am a lover of these boreal forests. These 4 trees in the foreground really stood out and seemed to both frame the scene as the subject of it. You see through it the rest of the open taiga and forest all the way up the hills in the background. Simple and expansive.
Posted by lwpetersen | February 15, 2015

4 Trees in the Light" - Photo of the week ending January 31, 2015 The light was excellent in the early afternoon as the sun hung right over the hills...

Sunrise over the Tanana - Along the Richardson Highway north of Delta Junction. We were on our way from Fairbanks to the Delta Mountains - Eastern Alaska Range.
Posted by lwpetersen | February 12, 2015

I don't usually start venturing into the Alaska Range until March. The temperature becomes a bit nicer, the snow is deeper and more supportive, and we have much longer days....

Northern lights over forest. Fairbanks, AK
Posted by lwpetersen | February 8, 2015

The morning of disappointing, disappearing aurora Jenn and I managed to do a bit of aurora watching in mild(er) temperatures early in the morning on February 1st. I had been...

-40 degrees in front of the UAF sign
Posted by lwpetersen | February 7, 2015

One of my best friends, Jenn from New Hampshire just made her second visit to Fairbanks, this time braving the bitter winter temps in hopes of seeing the aurora. After...

Snow-clad spruce trees at sunrise. Sunrises have to be one of my favorite things about Fairbanks, next to the aurora, and the mountain range to our south. Our sparse boreal forests give nice open views of the sky too. I love seeing those subtle arctic blues behind the brilliant colors. Almost every morning in the winter is wonderful!
Posted by lwpetersen | February 1, 2015

“Spruce Ballroom” — photo of the week ending January 24, 2015 [In my "Alaska Skies" album] Snow-clad spruce trees at sunrise. Sunrises have to be one of my favorite things...

Incredible northern lights display over a snow-clad forest in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Posted by lwpetersen | January 26, 2015

Welcome to the Alaska interior, welcome to the boreal forest. This is a unique biome. Coniferous trees dominate the landscape, yet stands of birch and aspen remain plentiful in many...

At 2 pm we're just about a month past the winter solstice, but the sun still doesn't get very high in the sky. Peeking through the trees in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Posted by lwpetersen | January 23, 2015

“2 PM” – Photo of the week ending January 17, 2014 [Boreal Forest Album] We're just about a month past the winter solstice, but the sun still doesn't get very...

Aurora over snow-covered forest.
Posted by lwpetersen | January 15, 2015

“Northern Lights” — photo of the week ending January 10, 2015 After about 20 minutes of bright aurora bands filling the sky, it seemed like the display was fading, the...