This beautiful view down the coastline in Alaska caught my eye. Little did I know a few months later it would catch the eye of two authors. They selected it for an introduction into a chapter of their book.
First glance and this looks like a volcano... in Alaska? Clouds behind the mountain appear to be smoke billowing out of a volcano. This "coincidents" of these combining events just couldn't go without a photograph.
The blue ice of a glacier is ions of years old and it is about to be set free. This blue ice will soon reach the water's edge and fall into the water. This is called calving and it is the point an iceberg is born
Years ago, I learned never to stop taking a series of photos of an "event" because it had gone beyond what I was "aiming" to capture. If I had stopped photographying this seagull when it had passed, this spectacular image would never have been. The inspirational poster that follows would never have been an inspiration.
This beautiful scenic Alaskan view was taken the first evening of our Alaskan cruise. It was a calm, still night and all that could be heard was the sound of the waves as the ship slipped through the passage.
There was a "stowaway" on the ship the first night at sea. This little Golden Crowned Sparrow did not benefit from an overnights stay on the ship, for he was migrating north but the ship was sailing south. However, if he had slipped into the dinning hall where the grand buffet was set, he may never have continued his journey north... not that the food is so tempting... but that he may put on extra weight and his wings might not lift him into the air!
Two water birds flying away from the ship's wake. The interesting thing about this photograph, 3 colors make the photograph... blue, white and black. This is the scene just as it appeared; no photoshop editing here.