It is quite possible that the 365 Photo Project peaked this week. It will be hard to out do all the fun stuff we did.
Solstice roared into Alaska with some of the most beautiful weather I have ever seen in the five summers I’ve spent in Anchorage. That meant getting out and enjoying it.
Tuesday took me to Kincaid park for a walk along the other end of the Coastal Trail from where I was the day before. The path winds through the woods down to the water of Cook Inlet. Flowers were in bloom, and I saw three moose.
This path is quite close to the airport. As with so much of photography you have to be in the right place at the right time. Sometimes that is serendipitous. I got to the part of the path that is directly under the approach to the airport. While there, I got numerous shots of planes on final approach. I really like this shot. As fast as they were moving, I got lucky.
The ducks were a quick shot after a long day at work. I was desperate for something interesting, so I went to a park I’d never been to before for that shot. This project is forcing me to seek out and go to new places I’ve not been before.
Thursday was June 21. While it wasn’t technically the solstice, that was the 20th, Alaskans celebrate the solstice on the 21. Solstice in Alaska is a big deal. As you may know, we get long, dark winters. We also get long bright summers. We crave the light. And solstice becomes Alaska’s pagan time. Sun comes up at 4:49 and sets at 11:23.
We hiked up to Flattop to take in the long day. The trail was like a highway of people. No solitude on this evening. I felt this day needed two shots. See my post from earlier and more photos of the solstice.
The rest of the week took us to Homer Alaska for a most amazing time. That post also has more pics from that trip.
As I said, I hope I haven’t peaked.