Photo of the Week – “Northern Lights Spiral”
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 17, 2015
Photo of the Week – “Northern Lights Spiral”

 Northern Lights Spiral" -- Photo of the week ending February 7, 2015 The northern lights in a spiral, from the display on February 1st, 2015. You can read about and...

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Photo of the Week — “4 Trees in the Light”
Posted by Lee Petersen | February 15, 2015
Photo of the Week — “4 Trees in the Light”

4 Trees in the Light" - Photo of the week ending January 31, 2015 The light was excellent in the early afternoon as the sun hung right over the hills...

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Photo of the Week — “Spruce Ballroom”
Posted by Lee Petersen | February 1, 2015
Photo of the Week — “Spruce Ballroom”

“Spruce Ballroom” — photo of the week ending January 24, 2015 | Purchase Print Snow-clad spruce trees at sunrise. Sunrises have to be one of my favorite things about Fairbanks,...

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Photo of the week — “2 PM”
Posted by Lee Petersen | January 23, 2015
Photo of the week — “2 PM”

Fairbanks winter sun at 2 pm

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Photo of the week — “Northern Lights”
Posted by Lee Petersen | January 15, 2015
Photo of the week — “Northern Lights”

“Northern Lights” — photo of the week ending January 10, 2015 | Purchase Print After about 20 minutes of bright aurora bands filling the sky, it seemed like the display...

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Winter in the Alaska Interior is all about the extended "blue hour". We have over 3 hours of twilight on either side of the sunrise and sunset. Recent snow has been caked to all the branches.
Posted by Lee Petersen | January 1, 2015
Photo of the Week — “Snowy Blues”

My last "photo of the week" for 2014 . . . I'm crazily excited to see what 2015 will bring! The "blue hour" - that period of twilight before the...

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Low auroral band and the big dipper over rock outcropping and spruce.
Posted by Lee Petersen | December 27, 2014
Photo of the Week — “Big Dipper and Aurora”

The big dipper and north star is the subject of the Flag of Alaska (designed by 13 year old Benny Benson in 1927, when Alaska was still a territory). I...

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A bit of aurora shortly before the clouds rolled in - trees illuminated by the moon.
Posted by Lee Petersen | December 14, 2014
Photo of the week — “Aurora before the clouds”

It seems like every night the clouds roll in fast, no matter how nice of a day it may have been. I still managed to catch some brief glimpses of...

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The big dipper over road through boreal forest. Very faint aurora on the horizon. North of Fairbanks, Alaska.
Posted by Lee Petersen | December 7, 2014
Photo of the Week – “ALASKA”

It wasn't very easy to see the stars when the moon was shining so brightly, but you can still make out the big dipper over the road. The big dipper...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | November 30, 2014
Photo of the Week – “Beautiful morning sunrise”

Beautiful Morning Sunrise - Monday November 24, 2014 Full disclosure -- I didn't take many photos this week. I slept in late on Sunday after my Angel Rocks trip, then...

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