Winter Light

Ron Niebrugge Alaska, Photos, Travel 17 Comments

Yesterday's sunrise over Resurrection Bay, Seward, Alaska.

Yesterday's sunrise over Resurrection Bay, Seward, Alaska.

I always feel a bit guilty when I can grab a photo of a scene like this without even leaving the home / office – seems like I should have to get up early, travel far, and hike a long ways to “earn” the photo.  But, it does all balance out – I was up until 2:00 a.m. last night hoping to find and photograph Northern Lights to no avail.

Comments 17

  1. Beautiful image Ron. And you’re right, you shouldn’t feel quilty because it does all even out as far as the “easy” shots vs. the ones that require all the work.

  2. Just a little jealous cause I look outside of my home/office all I see is frozen asphalt with cars. Sometimes it can be pretty, but I wouldn’t ever call it beautiful or stunning like your photograph.

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    Thanks a lot everyone!

    @ Richard Not really – there is a street light a couple of doors down that is too bright. I pretty much need to drive a couple miles to get away from town and the lights. Even at that, it takes a pretty good show for them to appear this far South and West.

  4. Oh, big deal–radiant magenta sky over a blue mountain–like everyone doesn’t have that in their back yard 🙂 I have a falling down fence and a view of my neighbor’s garbage cans–now that’s an impressive view.

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    I think the sun is coming over the mountains around 10:15 or so, maybe a little later. Sunrises last a long time here in the winter – there was a time last year where we had a great sky for over an hour!

  7. Wow. Just beautiful. We’ve lived in Alaska for a year and a half now and I still am in awe at it’s beauty every single day. I have taken so many pictures but of course they don’t compare to yours as I shoot on auto on our little D40. : ) To be honest, when we were deciding whether or not to move up here, I was researching AK and came across your blog. That evening I told my husband – I’m convinced. Lets move.

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    Hi Trisha,

    Hey that is a great story – thanks for sharing and it is cool to think I had a little something to do with it! Thanks!

    Hi Nina – LOL

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