Photographer's Note

The 45-minute drive from Anchorage to Girdwood along the Turnagain Arm of Cook Inlet is one of the world's great drives.

The best spots for eagle watching are near the creeks when the salmon are running and in the dead trees between the highway and the Inlet at the turnoff into Girdwood.

The trip late in the day offers an equally dramatic and very different drive. On a clear day, the distant Alaska Range may be visible in the fading daylight. On a misty day, the ranks of mountains surrounding the inlet may fade away into the distance.

Beluga Point, a few miles further along, offers dramatic views of the Inlet and owes its name to the beluga whales that can sometimes be sighted from there.

I cropped the photo on the left and the top to bring the photo in a bit. May be a bit grainy in the distance. I adjusted the brightness ans sharpened a little. Then I made a run through photoscape for the frame.

I've also been away from TrekEarth for a few years. Might be rusty.

BWJ, gracious has marked this note useful

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Mae Morgan (caspita) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 99 W: 7 N: 87] (395)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2008-12-31
  • Categories: Nature
  • Camera: Samsung D760
  • Exposure: f/2.8, 1/180 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2009-02-22 19:05
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Points: 4
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