During the heyday of prohibition when the west was wild and wooly, a historic red light district flourished along Ketchikan Creek, right in the present downtown. Bootleggers filled orders by skiff to trapdoors under these houses, and the trail to this district is still named Married Man's Trail. Dolly, the most famous sole proprietor of one of these establishments, was beloved by some in this city and operated until the mid-50's, if you can imagine that. Today, tourists come to visit the little shops along the boardwalk and watch the salmon returning to spawn during the late summer.
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emilbo (22616) 2009-05-18 14:27
Belle prise de vue et magnifique promenade le long de ce ruisseau bordée par de jolies maisons. Bonne composition, superbes couleurs et beaux reflets.
Bravo!... et bonne soirée,
AROBN54 (11473) 2009-05-18 17:55
This is a wonderful shot, Judy.
Wonderful light, beautiful clear color and brilliantly sharp detail. The boards of the bridge lead the eye in nicely and the colors are so rich and perfectly saturated. Beautifully done! Many thanks and kind regards,
phwall (6785) 2009-05-18 18:17
What a fantastic location, it looks like a scene from "Paint Your Wagon", I can see Lee Marvin floating down the river in his bathtub.
Very good POV looking along the board walk, it gives a lot of depth to the shot. So too with your composition, everything nicely placed in this well balanced frame. Lovely bright details and colour.
A fine capture, very good quality shot.
I'm so sorry, I've run out of green smilie things didn't realise until I went to add them, this shot certainly deserves two points.
ellelloo (6572) 2009-05-19 7:00
This is a really attractive image. An excellent POV and a composition with so many nice details to take in. Great perspective effect. In addition to the houses painted in varying colours I like the touch of nature, the calm water with reflections, the forest touching the houses and the lovely serene atmosphere. Good photo quality!
akm (1216) 2009-05-19 8:19
This is a beautifully organized shot of somewhere that I imagine is hard to capture, except perhaps from the water. You give a great sense of the activity here and the attractiveness of the place. Really nice. The setting reminded me immediately of Fort Bragg -- although I haven't seen it in decades.
trekks (14348) 2009-05-19 9:27
This is a superb shot! Very good sharpness and clarity despite only f/3.4 to show the fine composition of the this wonderful scenery.
It reminds me of the 'street' between houses seen along the seafront at Sandakan town in Sabah/Borneo/Malaysia, but not as beautiful as this because it is more for illegal squatters building stilted houses over the sea.
I think you captured this one very well with the light direction. Good work.
satyakki (640) 2009-05-24 12:02
Excellent Note I say.You have captured the history and the mystery quite nicely. The woods and the water communicate serenity.YOur composition helps to see the depth of field.
xuaxo (6846) 2009-05-29 10:05
Another wonderful view of this famous street (now I know). Fine weather this day.
ppe (47) 2009-06-16 13:11
Looks like a warm, lovely day. Interesting architecture you have there. Despite of the summer, I can't help wondering how they manage with the snow during the winter. The street sign is just perfect.
boa (6173) 2009-06-17 13:12
what a very interesting place, i discover more and more details when i look at this photo. My first thought was, i must go there someday ! I like your well choosen Pov and the depth. The bridge leads the eyes all through the village. Fine colors too,Tfs !
Best regards !
Urs (14082) 2009-08-20 0:17
What a historic site, and it looks so normal nowadays! Without your note nobody would know about it, if the person is not a local. The wooden path leads the viewer to the horizon. DOF and sharpness are fine. The color hues are just right, well done
jwmunro (286) 2009-08-22 10:19
Hello Judy -
One of these days I will make to Alaska via the Inside Passage. This is a very nice image with excellent lines leading into the scene. My only comment is that it appears to be a tad soft off in the BG - a smaller f/stop, i.e f/11 or f/16, would help sharpen things up. Well seen.
Thank you for sharing.