Monday, September 10, 2012
The first photo here is not in the order that I wanted but it's of me and a very outgoing, singing and whistling, conductor. With his hair and hat on he reminded me of Capt. Kangaroo! I think he loved posing and as you can see here, he had me get in front of the lens, too. This was on the train that we had to get up at 4 AM!!!! to catch out of Anchorage, to Seward where our ship was waiting. The flights up to Anchorage were long and tiring and I really thought I'd sleep on the train, but it was too exciting for me to even bother trying. We saw a mama bear and somewhere out of my sight, anyway, were her 2 cubs loping on down the tracks in front of the train. I think the train engineer is very conscious of the possibility of wildlife because it slowed down to practically a crawl while most of the passengers shifted from the right hand side to the left with cameras clicking and snapping. Mine included. I did get one not-so-great shot of mama. This was my one and only bear sighting. Karen really scored in this area. She was visiting friends one afternoon over in Haines and her hosts drove over to where they thought she might see a bear. There it was fishing and eating a salmon. She had a super telephoto lens and got some of the best bear photos I've seen! I think she should make a calender of her different photos, they were that good!
Have a great week! Feel the fall in the air?
Posted by Snap-Smith Photography at 7:19 PM