Autumn in Alaska

in #photography5 years ago

When I tell people I live in Alaska, they usually follow up with one of two responses: 1) "But isn't it dark and wintery all the time?" or 2) "Oh, that's so cool. I [insert random connection they have to state, whether it be they lived here, visited, or know someone who lived/visited here]." And there's nothing wrong with that. It's usually a great way to start a conversation and it certainly beats the joke about the polar bear breaking the ice under his own weight.

When we have the time to converse though and they get to asking questions about the state and its seasons, I usually discuss how we have really only have two seasons here. Winter and winter... No, I'm just kidding. It's winter and summer. Our 'spring' and 'autumn' are more like a week of transition from one to the other.

Since I've been here, I've seen snow as early as August and as late as May. When I visited the Arctic Ocean and Prudhoe Bay in July, they still had ice floating around in the lakes and rivers nearby. So yes, winter lasts quite a while and with the shortened hours of daylight, it can get very dark. And then there's summer, which is usually a solid three months of long, sunny days and more green than you can imagine. It's absolutely beautiful. I always inform people that they must visit here at least twice. Once in the winter and again in the summer. They are two polar opposites and each is incredible in its own right.

But there is still some beauty in between, it's just pretty rare. Luckily enough for me though, I've been here a few years and I've gotten to witness some of it on our adventures. So today, I would like to share with you some images from the fall season.

24 mm | f/9.0 | 1/250s | ISO 640

24 mm | f/4.0 | 1/200s | ISO 200

38 mm | f/4.0 | 1/400s | ISO 320

24 mm | f/8.0 | 1/320s | ISO 320

70 mm | f/7.1 | 1/400s | ISO 400

3.61 mm | f/2.8 | 1/115s | ISO 100

44 mm | f/8.0 | 1/250s | ISO 160

155 mm | f/4.0 | 1/250s | ISO 640

3.61 mm | f/2.8 | 1/25s | ISO 463

200 mm | f/4.5 | 1/640s | ISO 400

Now, if you were to ask me when to visit so that you could see Alaska like this I would have to tell you to visit for September-October. It seems to be different each year and almost unpredictable as to when it first happens. Usually one day the summer weather decides to just get really cold one evening, it dumps a light dusting of snow on the mountains and then it just goes from there. And as I said before, it really only seems to last a week or so. So get it while the getting's good and go get after it.

Thanks for seeing what I had to share!


These are some of the most gorgeous photos I've ever seen. Thank you for sharing them!

Alaska is one of the places I'd like to visit one day. So I've taken note of the Sept-Oct suggestion. So only 3 months of summer, the rest is just winter, amazing. I love the snow on the mountains, the pictures are breath taking indeed.

Thank you very much! It is an incredible place and should be seen by everyone. I hope that you're able to make it up here and see it for yourself!!!

Awesome. That is in my bucket list for sure.

@dimitri0610 your photographs are breath taking. They truly capture the beauty around you. The placid lakes and waterways reflect serenity. Thank you for sharing.

@katedansyng thank you very much! Your words are quite kind.

Great shot photos man

Hey, thank you very much!!

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Waw. Nice post and really amazing photos. If I may ask How come you live in Alaska? From your post I get you moved there from ... I have always wondered what drives people to move. So interesting.

Thank you very much!! I moved here a few years ago for work. However, my time here has come to an end and I am moving elsewhere to continue with my education this fall.

Waw. You are amazing to explore the world that way :) Oh I believe you will post more jewels like this, where ever road leads you. You just got a new follower :)

Thank you very much for the support! I'll do my best to keep sharing!

Wow just breathtaking photos!😍

Thank you! Nature deserves the credit though :D

Realmente bellas las imagenes que nos muestras (gracias por compartirlas), justamente ayer vi un programa en History Channel donde decían que Alaska era uno de los dos lugares en la tierra donde puedes encontrar cuevas subterraneas que pueden dar hacia el centro de la tierra o llevarnos a otras dimensiones.

sabes algo al respecto de esto?

Really beautiful the images that you show us (thank you for sharing), just yesterday I saw a program on History Channel where they said that Alaska was one of the two places on earth where you can find underground caves that can go towards the center of the earth or take us to other dimensions.

Do you know anything about this?

I have not heard about that! Where is the other place?

The location is at the two poles: the north pole and the south pole

Your photographs are great, you have a great talent for capturing the marvelous. Blessings

Thank you very much for the kind words!

Wow some gorgeous shots. Love it up there .

Thank you; as do I. It's incredible.

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