Posted by lwpetersen | December 8, 2014

Watching the sunrise from our backyard - 11:15 am Early last week I took a photo-walk downtown, shortly after we finally had our first significant snowfall. There has been some...

The big dipper over road through boreal forest. Very faint aurora on the horizon. North of Fairbanks, Alaska.
Posted by lwpetersen | December 7, 2014

It wasn't very easy to see the stars when the moon was shining so brightly, but you can still make out the big dipper over the road. The big dipper...

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

  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...

Posted by lwpetersen | November 30, 2014

Beautiful Morning Sunrise - Monday November 24, 2014 Full disclosure -- I didn't take many photos this week. I slept in late on Sunday after my Angel Rocks trip, then...

Posted by lwpetersen | November 29, 2014

With little to no snow on the ground I packed up my winter hiking boots instead of my ski boots and hiked slowly out to Angel Rocks (about 50 miles...

Posted by lwpetersen | November 23, 2014

"Aurora Breaks the Horizon" - Saturday November 21, 2014 See it in the gallery | Buy a print This wasn't the best aurora on Saturday night by far, but I...

Posted by lwpetersen | November 22, 2014

Valdez is a quaint harbor town of 4000 bordered by the beautiful Prince William Sound, the majestic Chugach Mountains, and enormous glacier-fed waterfalls. In the summer it's full of tourists,...

Posted by lwpetersen | November 15, 2014

"Peak Sunrise" - Wednesday November 12, 2014 - see it in the gallery / buy a print This sunrise photo was taken on the mushers trails about a mile north...

Posted by lwpetersen | November 15, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYjjI0WdZdg Well . . . last night was incredible. The aurora was out shortly after nightfall. Diffuse bands filled the sky between 8-11 pm. Shortly after 11 pm the sky...