Turnagain Blue

Turnagain Blue

Michelle and I took one of our many drives down the Turnagain Arm again today. I knew that I had found the right person when, on our third date, we took a drive down the Turnagain Arm so I could photograph the lupine patch near Twenty Mile River, and she enjoyed it. Since then, as today, she has also taken a book along for the ride in case I spend a little longer taking photos than she cares to hang around for. As also with many trips before, we stopped for a meal at Chair 5 to relax and enjoy some great food before starting the long way back. Normally, one can drive to Girdwood in about thirty minutes. I tend to take longer. Even this evening, though the sun was down for about a half an hour before we headed back, I found something to stop and photograph. One of the things I enjoy the most about photographing in the Arm is that a low tide will create many wonderful patterns in the tide silts and sand bars along the way. Those areas get wet and reflect any color the sky happens to be offering. Tonight, the offering came in the many shades of blue. I found the right spot with the right reflection, and it just so happened that a tree was there to provide an anchor to my composition. It was as cold as it looks.

Fortunately, I was able to capture some other images on the way down to Chair 5, when the sun was periodically peeking through the clouds.

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