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How Cold Was It?

Jan Smith - January 2, 2009 Our daughter and her husband drove up from Anchorage to Fairbanks on New Year's Eve. They were hungry as they pulled into Fairbanks, so they headed downtown hoping to find a fast-food place open.Jenni writes, "...nothing was open. Did get this cool picture though".Cool? Now there's an understatement!<g> They Read More

Oh, Christmas Tree!!

Inside Story We originally wrote this article in 2008. At that time our daughter lived in Fairbanks, Alaska. So, some of the statements in the following paragraphs by Joanne are no longer accurate. Our daughter doesn't live in Fairbanks now. The web camera hosted by the local newspaper is still there, but they no longer Read More

Alaskan Adventure – 2008 (Part 4)

Jan Smith - 07/19/2008 It's 5:17 AM (Alaska time) as I sit down to write this. In a couple of hours Joanne and I will be at the airport in Fairbanks. We're heading home. What a GREAT time we've had!!We even had our picture taken, all the way from Minnesota: Here are a couple of Read More

Alaskan Adventure – 2008 (part 3)

Jan Smith - 07/17/2008 Question: what do you do when you've come a long way to see beautiful scenery and the scenery looks like this? (There are supposed to be mountains at left in the background.<s>) Answer: you focus on things that are near, and leave the sky out of the picture. Example: We've remained Read More

Alaskan Adventure – 2008 (part 2)

Jan Smith - 07/15/2008 I haven't much time to write today and my internet connection is weak, so I'll just let a few photos say it for me. I've included pics from various parts of our road adventure just to give you an idea of how far we've come. The first one is a nice Read More

Alaskan Adventure – 2008

Jan Smith - 07/10/2008 I'm sitting in an RV parked at Eagle's Rest in Valdez, eating fresh halibut for lunch while editing photos and writing this. Joanne shot this photo of the mountains from a vantage point at Delta Junction after 11:00 PM Sunday evening. The weather went from hot and sunny in Fairbanks to Read More

The Desires Of Your Heart

Jan Smith For many decades, I have had a passion for outdoor photography. At one time, it was my desire to make my living doing outdoor photography. But I never did, and I'll tell you why. Back in the 1970's and into the 1980's, there were several well-known photographers whose work I admired. Their work Read More