The Manga Reader. My camera-shy daughter was so caught up in this graphic novel that I was able to use a hard-to-focus old manual lens for this (OM 50 1.4) which has a nice dreamy look in some shots.
The background mountains make for some quite dramatic shots. We are fortunate to have a great trail that skirts the airport boundry, leading to a wonderful birding area. June 8, 2010.
A friend's daughter on her birthday, head turned to the camera by her brother as in "look at the camera." August 8, 2010.
I thought it made sense to make a new gallery for the dailys...
One of my favorite shots from a beach walk with my daughter, taken yesterday, August 11, 2010.
#153 black bear makes his (or her) way along Steep Creek near the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, after fishing for sockeye salmon. August 9, 2010.
Don't do it! It's a common reaction from my daughter, though in this one I will admit to saying, "wait, that looks cool, hold your hand in front of your face for a second" and surprisingly she did, and the shot turned out. March 4th, 2009.
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A little aversion therapy for our reluctant swimmer of a dog... Seems to have worked as he actually swam after a stick later. August 15th, 2010. More in this gallery.
Junie shakes away the salt water in the shore of Auke Bay. 8/29/10
A Yellow Warbler finds a meal, 8/25/2010
A golden retriever leaves an aqua stream filled with golden pine needles. I thought the colors were cool. Juneau, AK, August 2, 2010.
A Coke truck on the morning delivery route crosses the Douglas bridge. February 4th, 2011.
A few alpine flowers overlook downtown Juneau, not far up the trail from the tram. July 19th, 2010.
Gold Creek at Sunrise. This used to be near where the Auke Tribe made their summer home, harvesting abundant salmon from these streams and growing gardens on the hill. Now the stream is one of Juneau's primary water supplies. February 4th, 2011.
A Raven explores an old, washed up tree.
A sparrow finds dinner in the Mendenhall Wetlands. (7-7-11)
The setting sun can be seen from the trail to Outer Point (near the "Rainforest" Trail of North Douglas Island). December 28th, 2010.
July is also time for our most abundant wildflower, Fireweed, otherwise known as epilobium angustifolium, common in the North around the globe, and pretty everywhere. In the background you can see some airport landing lights and the Mendenhall River. July 16th, 2009.
The rock on the right caught my attention in this shot, with a nice looming presence. This is the same stream leading into Mendenhall Lake. Juneau, Alaska, July 13th 2009.
The back side of Mount Juneau can be seen reflected in Lemon Creek, midway between the Mendenhall Valley and downtown Juneau. April 30th, 2009.