I shot this photo Tuesday morning. I am so thankful to live in Juneau, Alaska, the winter full moons always set over the Chilkat Mountains. Starting at mile marker 16, there are about 15 miles of road heading north out of Juneau that runs parallel to the Chilkats across Lynn Canal. I can almost always […]
I had planned to shoot the setting full moon at 5:30 AM this morning so got up pretty early. Lo and behold, as I walked out into my living room there was the moon setting right through our picture windows. I quickly walked down to the beach to shoot this image of the moon above […]
What a special moment to experience: pink clouds, Denali, and the Alaska Range casting a mirror image on Wonder Lake. I shot this classic view last August. I was that lucky guy that got to spend a week in Denali National Park traveling the road with a photographer’s special use permit, in my own car and on […]
When I go out on a shoot I almost always have a definite image I am looking for. On the evening when I shot this photo I was camping on Thunder Mountain to shoot a cover image of hikers on the mountain with the glacier and mountains as a stunning backdrop (see image posted on 9-16-2015). Having a specific image to focus on […]
In Juneau winter the full moon often sets as the sun rises. It was a perfectly clear morning when this full moon set over the Chilkat Mountains across Lynn Canal from Aldersheim Lodge “out the road”. I love how the early blue sky, lit by the rising sun, rolls down seamlessly into purple pre-dawn color layers. The […]
April 9, 2014 Time to update the Facebook banner. So many images to choose from!
I was traveling out of Graig on Prince of Wales Island for an early morning shoot and this incredible moon set was happening. The sun was not fully up. I was sure I could not hold steady enough in a bobbing boat to capture the scene unfolding before me. I shot away with a medium […]
I got up four mornings in a row at 5am to get this photo. This setting moon was shot about 35 miles out the road (an hour drive from my home). I wanted the moon setting over the mountains right at first light. The first three mornings my timing was off, and unbelievably there was […]
This shot was taken about 5am on my way to catch a ferry. I wish I couldsay that I planned this shot. In reality it was just plain dump luck. Ihad no idea that there was going to be a lunar eclipse. This photoillustrates page 46 in my book on Juneau, Juneau Portrait II. Camera: […]
The full moon sets over the Chilkat Mountains as the morning sunrise colors the snowy peaks. This photo was shot from the overlook at the Shrine of St Therese in early January. I shot this with an Nilkon F4 using a 300mm F/4 Nikor lens on Velvia film.-Mark Kelley
Happy New YearNew weekly photo on January 7, 2009 enjoy the holidays!
This sunrise/moonset was an amazing morning. At this time of the year, it rains a lot in Juneau and when the skies clear in the evenings, the mornings are often foggy. When there is a clear night, I almost always wake up early looking for a fog-shrouded scene. This image is taken from Mountainside Estates […]
I shot the full moon setting over the Chilkat Mountains from around 33-miles out the road on the Juneau road system. The wind was blowing so hard down Lynn Canal, there was wind smoke on top of the white capped waves. The trick in photographing a full moon is to not use too long of […]
Join me Friday, 1-11-2013, at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center for my fireside chat on “Juneau’s Backyard: Wales, Bears and Wilderness” for two shows starting at 6:30pm and 8pm.Why, I live here! This image captures the breath of the Juneau area from the lights at the Mendenhall Glacier visitors center, to Thunder Mountain ridge shadowing […]
My son,Owen, studies the surf break at Cannon Beach. My wife and two sons, Gabe and Owen, and myself spent Memorial Day weekend last year at Cannon Beach. Our sons surfed. My wife and I boogey boarded and sat on the beach soaking up the sun. It was 80 degrees (F). What is amazing about […]
A couple of summers ago, I had a contract with an Anchorage advertising agency (Bradley Reid & Associates) that had been awarded the job of directing the state of Alaska tourism campaign. I was shooting images for the state vacation planner. I was up on Thunder Mountain shooting the overlook of the Mendenhall Glacier in […]