2013 In Photos

1 01 2014

I took a bit of time and made a "2013 in Review"

The Year 2013 in Photos by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

If you click the link, you can see the larger size.





Reminiscing… The Aurora Borealis

7 04 2013

I was just revisiting some of our Aurora pictures… Funny, but this one keeps sticking with me. It looks like a cloudy night, but every bit of "texture" you see in the sky is created by the Aurora Borealis. The actual night sky is clear (as can be seen from the visible stars) It really felt like it was "storm clouds of Aurora" coming over from the North. You can’t really put it fully into words…


Aurora Borealis – The Northern Lights by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

God’s wonder never ceases to amaze!  I can see myself planning a trip again…





More Yukon Landscapes

4 04 2013

We took a trip down to Skagway from Whitehorse while visiting. The drive was nice, and the part through "White Pass" was appropriately named.. crazy! Here are some of the shots from the outing.

1. Along the shores of Tagish Lake
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Heading down to Skagway by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

2. Lonely Border post
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Border Outpost by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

3. On the flats of Dyea, Alaska
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On the flats in Dyea, AK by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

4. The ice planet "Hoth"?
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Hoth? by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

5. Spectacular sun on the mountains, near the border
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Sun on the mountains by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

6. Welcome to the Yukon (with a little photoshop help)
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Welcome to the Yukon! by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

I hope you enjoyed this little winter visit… more available at my flickr set:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragonspeed/sets/72157633081420715/with/8619057091/





Redpolls

4 04 2013

When up in Whitehorse, I had the chance to shoot a couple of Redpolls. It was my first time seeing this lovely little bird. I’m glad I could get a decent shot! Turns out that the first is a Common Redpoll, and the second a Hoary Redpoll! 

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Common Redpoll (Carduelis flammea) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

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Hoary Redpoll (Carduelis hornemanni) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr





Yukon Wildlife Preserve

4 04 2013

While visiting Whitehorse, we took an afternoon to check out the Yukon Wildlife Preserve. They have various arctic animals in large enclosure areas, making for some decent photo opportunities….

1. Mountain Goat
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Yukon Wildlife Preserve by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

2. Arctic Fox
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Yukon Wildlife Preserve by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

3. Lynx
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Yukon Wildlife Preserve by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

4. Mountain sheep
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Yukon Wildlife Preserve by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

5. Big male sheep
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Yukon Wildlife Preserve by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

It’s an interesting place with a noble mission of trying to educate people on the needs of the arctic animals and how the changing world affects them.





Skagway Alaska – offseason

4 04 2013

We took a day trip down from Whitehorse to Skagway to check it out. The drive through White Pass was "interesting" to put it mildly, but the town of Skagway was almost a ghost town on that Sunday in the off-season.
 
1. A cold Welcome

Welcome to the USA by DragonSpeed, on Flickr
 
2. What do you do with a hundred tour buses in the off season?

The fleet at rest by DragonSpeed, on Flickr
 
3. The only place open on a Sunday morning.

The only open place on a Sunday in Skagway by DragonSpeed, on Flickr
 
4. The historic White Pass railway and old buildings of Skagway under the mountains that surround it.

All aboard! by DragonSpeed, on Flickr
 
5. Probably the most photographed building in town

The Arctic Brotherhood Hall by DragonSpeed, on Flickr
 
6. Tumbleweeds anyone?

All we need is some tumbleweeds by DragonSpeed, on Flickr
 
Apparently 10,000 tourists/day come through from May to September, but the 900 inhabitants weren’t really visible when we were there. I think we saw about 10-20 people the whole time we were there. Very strange.





Landscapes near Whitehorse

25 03 2013

My wife and I were up in Whitehorse to shoot the aurora two weeks ago  We spent some time driving around the area when the weather was nice… Here are some shots we took from a day outing around town:

1. Snowbound

Around Whitehorse by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

2. Frozen

Around Whitehorse by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

3. Signs of Spring

Around Whitehorse by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

4. Frozen Beauty

Around Whitehorse by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

5. Tagish Lake Pano

Panorama of a lake near Carcross, YT by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

The day’s pictures can all be seen at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragonspeed/sets/72157633081420715/with/8587573995/

I hope you enjoy the cold from the warmth of your home Winking smile








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