03/17/2006: "I thought I could get higher than that!"
Driving home the sun setting was this huge orange fireball. I thought it would make a beautiful photograph if I could drive up to Eaglecrest (our ski resort) which looks out over everything...the channel, the glacier, several smaller islands, downtown Juneau etc. I had visions of how beautiful it looks from up there, and how dramatic it would be with that big orange sunset. So, I started driving up there, it's on North Douglas Island, only it seemed a lot farther away than I thought, as I drove the sun dipped lower and lower. I drove higher and higher but I just couldn't get to that amazing vista I could see in my head. Then, when I got to the top, it occured to me that the vision in my head was how everything looked from the top of the mountain while skiing, not from the parking lot!
I still got a couple of nice shots even though you couldn't see where the sun was actually setting from the parking lot.
So, not one to give up, I high tailed it back down the mountain and then went out towards the North Douglas boat ramp. I got there just seconds after the sun had dipped below the horizon and very orange.
Then, driving home I decided to take one finally shot, of what downtown Juneau looks like from across the channel where I live.
It's a wee blurry because it was so cold my hands were shaking while I was taking the photograph. Anyway, it's supposed to get cloudy tomorrow so I wanted to make use of the clear skies while they lasted.