Ed Farrell Fine Art Photography
E d w a r d  W.  F a r r e l l    P h o t  o  g  r  a  p  h  y  

A l a s k a   G a l l e r y 
In September 2008 I took a trip to Alaska to photograph and see what I could of the state in a week. And of course I learned that you can't see much in a week! I stayed in Anchorage and travelled where I could in three directions: north, east, and south. North, I drove up to Denali National Park (though since it was late in the season the park was closed). East, I took a drive along the Glenn Highway through the Matanuska Valley and along the northern edge of the Chugach Mountains to Copper Center. And south, I drove along Turnagain Arm to Girdwood and Whittier, then further south through the Kenai Peninsula to Seward.
 
 
King Mountain

This view from upper Matanuska Valley about 12 miles east of Palmer. The day before the view was equally magnificent but without the mountain: dark, swirling clouds filled the valley. I much prefer the mountain however.
   
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Date: September 23, 2008
Nikon D700, 70 to 200mm zoom, 170mm
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King Mountain, View from the East

View of King Mountain from the Glenn Highway near Chickaloon.
   
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Date: September 23, 2008
Nikon D700, 70 to 200mm zoom, 170mm
File size: 4256 x 2832
 
 
Exit Glacier

This view is from an overlook a couple of miles from the glacier, which is a few miles northwest from Seward on the Kenai Peninsula. Most of the Alaskan places I visited were mostly bug-free, but not the valley beneath this glacier. It swarmed with little tan-colored flies that were as pretty as they were annoying.
   
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Nikon D700
70 to 200mm zoom (200mm)
tripod mounted
F13, 1/250 second
ISO 200
 
 
Swan Lake

Actually this is a nameless little pond outside Willow, Alaska that I'd stopped to admire on the way back from Denali State Park. The clouds were breaking up after a gray, rainy day and two swans flew in to complete the picture.
   
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Nikon D2X
28 to 70mm zoom (50mm)
hand held
F6.3, 1/500 second
ISO 100
 
 
View from Flattop, Looking Northeast

View across the Campbell Creek valley to Little O'Malley Peak (center right) and O'Malley Peak (right) from the top of Flattop Mountain. Flattop Mountain is outside Anchorage and is a short hike from the Glen Alps trailhead.
   
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Nikon D700
70 to 200mm zoom (110mm)
hand held
F11, 1/320 second
ISO 200
 
 
Chugach Fall

Acres of birches in fall colors, all the way up to the snow line. This shot was from Alaska Highway 1 (the Glenn Highway) a couples of miles east of King Mountain.
   
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Nikon D700
28 to 70mm zoom (70mm)
hand held
F5.6, 1/600 second
ISO 200
 
 
Curious Moose

These moose wandered up behind me while I was taking pictures in Anchorage's Kincade Park. I stood on a little knoll and my attention was on the mountains across Cook Inlet; I didn't even hear them until they were about fifteen feet away and began slurping water from a mud puddle. It was the first time I'd seen a moose in the flesh; this duo did not seem too offended when I began snapping away, but they soon saw something more interesting off in the bushes and ambled off.
   
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Nikon D700
70 to 200mm zoom (200mm)
hand held
F2.8, 1/400 second
ISO 800
 
 
Paradise Peak

View of Paradise Peak and the Alaska Railroad from the Seward Highway south of Lakeview. Several miles northeast of this spot the railroad passes the fabled Snoring Inn (now merely a name on a topo map, alas). But who can tell us about the Snoring Inn? I'll admit I've come up empty handed so far.

I had previously labeled this peak "Andy Simons Mountain" in previous versions of the website. Thanks to Sam Satathite for pointing out that I had the wrong peak.
   
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Nikon D700
70 to 200mm zoom (78mm)
hand held
F9, 1/640 second
ISO 200
 
 
Kenai Range Near Lakeview

A sunny view of Paradise Peak from the Seward highway near Lakeview.
   
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Nikon D700
70 to 200mm zoom (75mm)
hand held
F7.1, 1/1000 second
ISO 200
 
 
Trail Lake, Kenai Peninsula

Trail lake, looking north at the mountains above Falls Creek on the Kenai Peninsula.
   
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Nikon D700
70 to 200mm zoom (110mm)
hand held
F11, 1/320 second
ISO 200
 
 
Kenai Range East of Kenai Lake

Peaks above the Snow River, Kenai Range, from the Seward Highway south of Lakeview.
   
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September 21, 2008
Nikon D700
70mm
hand held
F7.1, 1/250 second
ISO 200
 
 
Mt. Benson

Mt. Benson (4,274 feet), catching the last of the light. This was taken from near the mouth of the Exit Glacier, a few miles west of Seward on the Kenai Peninsula.
   
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Nikon D700
70 to 200mm zoom (110mm)
hand held
F11, 1/320 second
ISO 200
 
 
Matanuska Glacier

Matanuska Glacier from the Glenn Highway near Meekins Roadhouse. The east shoulder of Mt. Wickersham rises at the right of the photo.
   
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Nikon D700
70 to 200mm zoom (90mm)
hand held
F5.6, 1/3200 second
ISO 200
 
 
Chugach Range South of the Glenn Highway

Sunset in the Chugach Range. The Matanuska River flows through the canyon at the bottom of the photo. I was stopped here awaiting road work for an hour or so.
   
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September 23, 2008
Nikon D700
82mm
hand held
F5.6, 1/3200 second
ISO 200
 
 
Sunrise Peak

Sunrise Peak on the northern Kenai Peninsula, viewed from Bird Point across Turnagain Arm to the north.
   
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Nikon D700
70 to 200mm zoom (150mm)
hand held
F13, 1/400 second
ISO 200
 
 
Twin Peaks

Goat Mountain (left) and Twin Peaks (right) from the Knik River Bridge on Highway 1. The somber light didn't entirely suppress a few subtle colors peeking forth.
   
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Nikon D700
70 to 200mm zoom (110mm)
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F11, 1/320 second
ISO 200
 
 
Pioneer Peak

Pioneer Peak from south Palmer. If this isn't the Matanuska Valley icon it should be; it is an ever-present sight from the valley so long as the clouds don't cover it.
   
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Nikon D700
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hand held
F11, 1/320 second
ISO 200
 
 
Stormy Mountains Above Juneau Creek, Kenai Range

View of the storm-crossed mountains above Juneau Creek from Alaska Highway 1, near Wibel on the Kenai Peninsula.
   
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September 21, 2008
Nikon D700
200mm lens
hand held
F7.1, 1/3200 second
ISO 200
 
 
   
 
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