Juneau, Alaska – Photography Workshop Day 1

A bald eagle and sea lions on a buoy in front of the Point Retreat lighthouse near Juneau, Alaska.
A bald eagle and sea lions on a buoy in front of the Point Retreat lighthouse near Juneau, Alaska.

While a student at Brooks Institute of Photography, one of the highest complements that I could receive from one of the upper division professors in regards to my prints was “your image doesn’t suck”.  The statement was of course, tongue in cheek — and always made me glow with pride when I heard it.  In the same vein, I’m happy to announce that it is official – Alaska does not suck.  After arriving here earlier this week to teach a photographic workshop with friend Flip Nicklin, my initial impression of Juneau wants to categorize it as a hybrid between Switzerland, with its vast peaks towering over crystalline lakes, and the east side of the damp Cascade Mountains in Oregon.  Throw in bald eagles plentiful enough to almost be considered pests, humpback whales languidly growing fat on plentiful krill and a number of yet to be see grizzly bears, (or in the parlance of Juneau speak “Brown Bears”) and you begin to get the picture.  Over and out from this nomad for now from Juneau.

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  1. I’ve been a bit behind on checking your site and just now read about your Alaska trip. Joey and I went to Alaska in August (Prince William Sound) and funnily enough, we have an on-going joke about spectacular views not sucking. I can’t tell you the number of times we looked at each other and said “this doesn’t suck” about our time in Alaska. I’m glad you had the same experience! Hope to eventually visit you and your lovely fiancé. Take care, J

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