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Glacier Bay with Alaska On The Home Shore

Aboard the kayak mothership Home Shore, we paddle the kayaker must-do Glacier Bay National Park in Southeast Alaska for the tidewater glaciers, bears, whales and birds. May, 2008. Glacier Bay National Park, SE Alaska. The morning of our departure from Sitka

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Photo Tip: Dynamic Diagonals __ 01/2007

Photographers should regularly remind themselves that pictures aren’t reality, but are static, two-dimensional representations. Whether it’s on paper or your monitor, a picture is a frozen world. To thaw the freeze, show action, or re-create movement, look to the diagonal

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Ford’s Terror

Aboard the kayak mothership Home Shore, we travel from Petersburg to Sitka, paddling in Endicott Arm, Ford’s Terror, West Chichagof, Taylor Bay and other Southeast Alaska locations. July, 2006. Petersburg, Alaska. We motored out of Petersburg under gray skies, heading

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Photo Tip: Take Your Eye Off the Viewfinder __ 07/2006

Serious film photographers wouldn’t think of it, but point-and-shoot digital shooters routinely snap photos with camera at arms length. Not just holding the digicams straight out in front of them, but overhead, down low or off to the side.  Some

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Sitka Adventure Cruise

Sea Kayaking on the mothership Home Shore in SE Alaska. Destinations included Endicott Arm, West Chichagof, Icy Strait and a circumnavigation of Baranof Is. June, 2004. An American Dipper beats a small, inch-and-a-half long fish – perhaps a candlefish or

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Prince William Sound

“The Enchanted Circle”   A week in early May sea kayaking and wildlife watching, traversing Prince William Sound aboard the charter yacht Faithfully. Sea Otters. They porpoise, they dive, they crawl up on a nearby iceberg and slide back in. They

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Wild Capes, Great Crepes

Aboard the Home Shore, routes from Sitka to West Chichagof and Lituya Bay, and then to Tracy Arm and Icy Strait. A sea kayaking cherry-pick.  May, 2003. “I wouldn’t want to take a boat through here”, I said, looking up

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Wild Side Easy

Sea kayaker in Red Bluff Bay, Chichagof Island, Alaska.

Kayak Mothership Cruise. Three weeks in Southeast Alaska aboard the charter yacht Ursa Major, with wildlife watching, plenty of paddling, and a trip to fabled Lituya Bay. May, 2002. Southeast Alaska. Charter yacht Ursa Major motors into Saook Bay, Baranof Island, stopping

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