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

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
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...

Posted by lwpetersen | November 30, 2014
Photo of the Week – “Beautiful morning sunrise”

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
Aurora Borealis – November 21, 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
Photo of the Week – “Aurora Breaks the Horizon”

"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
Drive to Valdez and Stan Stephen’s Cruise

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
Photo of the Week – “Peak Sunrise”

"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
Aurora Borealis – November 14, 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...

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

I have a new Quick Guide to hiking in this area! A water carved canyon along a lateral moraine on the Canwell Glacier - gallery | prints Living as close...

Posted by lwpetersen | October 30, 2014
Aurora Borealis – September 26, 2014

Aurora in twilight - gallery | prints I love eating dinner, then walking out our door to sights like this. Any night I don't have to stay up until 4...

Posted by lwpetersen | 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...

Posted by lwpetersen | October 10, 2014
Highly Anticipated Aurora

Aurora band from US Creek Road overlooking the White Mountains. My mother and father in law have been to Fairbanks four times, including two very cold winter visits. To our...