Canada/Alaska 2008

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The following is a humble attempt to share our experiences over the days of our Canada and Alaska tour during the period 31 August to 22 September 2008.

With some 3500 images viewed, sorted and categorised down to "less than" 600 worthy of public viewing, the following is a random selection of some of the "touristy" shots with some more creative frames added for interest.

Apart from sensor dust removal (another story) and some exposure adjustments, all images are as taken by our cameras (Canon 30d and Panasonic DMC-FZ3) and are © Wayne L. Jones and Karen J. Jones 2008 unless otherwise stated.

Images shown have been severly reduced in size for ease of web browsing and some of the colour tones have been effected in the process, fullsized copies (up to 18mb) are available on request.

Hubbard Glacier (7 merged images taken about 2km away), ice is about 120m thick at sea level.

the Hubbard Glacier

 

A view from Mt Sulphur (Banff, Canada), looking towards Lake Minnewanka and the end of the Canadian Rockies. (5 merged images)

Panoramic from Mt Sulphur, Banff

 

Whistler, site of the 2010 Winter Olympics. (2 merged images)

Looking down at the villiage of Whistler

 

Lake Louise, from the rear of the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. (6 merged images)

Lake Louise misty morning

 

No matter which way one turned, there was always a photo oppurtunity....from something a little different:

Fish n' Chops Lenin in Seattle Jimmy Irish Times Pub, Victoria, Victoria Island - a favourite watering hole! Canadia Victoria Harbour water taxi West Coast Xpress closest Mountie experience Bear proof rubbish bins 2km from current face of the Mendenhall Glacier

 

....to something that moves:

Whistler mountain biker Yellow Cab in front of the Empress Hotel, Victoria BC Rocky MountaineerPanning right to left, while onboard a moving train (Rocky Mountaineer), train also moving left to right, 1/13sec exposurePanning right to left, while onboard a moving train (Rocky Mountaineer), train also moving left to right, 1/13sec exposure Rocky Mountaineer, looking to the rear on board Rocky Mountaineer, heard another train, lined up a 1/4sec shot, train honked it's horn, I s**t myself - end result!

 

....to displays of colour:

Glassware shop, near Pioneer Square, Seattle Display of chillis, Pike St Markets, Seattle Victoria Harbour, Victoria BC Victoria night display Empress at night, Victoria BC Victoria Harbour and Parliament at night Crouching Tiger, Butchart Gardens Buchart Gardens Butchart Gardens Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver BC

 

....to mountains of rock:

possibly Mt Fitzwilliam Mt Robson @3953m, making it's own weather system Mountain range to the west of Maligne Lake (poss QE range?) near Banff around Banff around Banff Bow Valley near Banff. Gene Pitney's Trans Canada Highway can be seen on the lower left!

 

....to rivers of ice:

Snow on the Athabasca Glacier, Columbia Icefield prime means of travel on the icefields Athabasca Glacier, with snow buses making their way onto the glacier Hubbard's slushy seas Mendenhall Glacier's keen tourists Mendenhall GlacierHubbard calving Hubbard's freshly calved ice cold?  ....in a word, yes!

 

....to rivers (and lakes), skies and reflections:

car ferry enroute to Vancouver from Victoria Island river junction from the Rocky Mountaineer from rocky mountaineer Juneau Alaska @ night misty Lake Louise clear sky over Moraine Lake river rocks, Johnston Canyon Johnston Canyon Moose Lake, from the Rocky Mountaineer Maligne Canyon

 

....to the local critters:

Sealions at the Royal BC Museum, Victoria BC Rocky, Stanley Park, Vancouver Black bear and 1 of 2 cubs, from Rocky Mountaineer Chip or Dale on Sulphur Mountain Early dinner on someone's lawn, Banff dogsled pack leader, Juneau Alaska young bald eagle takes flight, Juneau Alaska ...while Mum watches Humpback goes under, Juneau Alaska ...while another one does the same, Juneau Alaksa snoozing seals, Juneau Alaska Sea Otters, Sitka Alaska Harbour Seals, Sitka Alaska

 

....and finally, some places:

Boeing complex, Boeing Field/King County International Airport, Seattle from Rocky Mountaineer Jasper Visitor Center Moose road sign photo op city of Calgary from top of ski jump tower, 1988 winter olympic site Seattle, on afternoon of cruise departure downtown Juneau Alaska St Michael's Cathedral, Sitka Alaska not your typical dwelling, Ketchikan Alaska downtown Ketchikan Alaska Bishop's house, Sitka Alaska Modern living, Sitka Alaska sweet delights, Victoria BC