Sunday, June 18, 2006

Sitka photographer Dan Evans takes off from the top of Harbor Mountain, landing at Sandy Beach below after a several minute flight.

St. Michael's

Right in the middle of the street, right in the middle of town, sits St. Michael's Cathedral, the site faithful Russian Orthodox believers have been worshiping since the 1830's.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

By the Sea

View of downtown Sitka from the lookout at the top of Harbor Mountain.

Tidal reflections

Low tide leaves behind tidal pools that on a calm evening beautifully reflect the evening sky and occasionally, a passing bald eagle.

How blue

This was about as close as I wanted to be to the face of Mendenhall Glacier last February, after I had walked about a mile across the lake to shoot some pics. These people were actually posing inside a yawning crevass. Note the deep, unretouched blue of the glacial ice.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

On the ridge

Some days, fog will blanket the mountains until mid-day when it will burn off, letting the sunlight penetrate to the forest floor.

Deep Harbor

The west coast of Baranof Island, south of Sitka, contains some of the most rugged coastline in North America.