Category Archives: Winter

‘Twas the Day Before Christmas

I had to go into Whitehorse to run a couple of errands today, so I thought I’d take some photos of what the day before Christmas looks like in the Yukon’s capital city. The photo above was taken right at … Continue reading

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Cycling to the Arctic, and other Winter-related stuff

Yesterday was a busy day. The main project was to drive down the Alaska Highway to meet Brek Boughton, the cyclist who’s headed for Tuktoyaktuk, NWT but that had to be fit in among other things. This is what our … Continue reading

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Photography in the Yukon at -37 Degrees

This has been a very dreary winter so far in the southern Yukon, with very little sun and lots of snow. Our winters used to be clear and cold – invigorating rather than dreary. When I saw this weather forecast … Continue reading

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A Successful Elk Hunt in the Yukon

As the shortest day of the year approaches, I’m having a bit of trouble with SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder). I have a therapy light that helps, but hitting the road is what makes my days good. Yesterday, I decided on … Continue reading

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Mother Nature’s Amazing Winter Palette

A weather forecast showing sunshine in Skagway was all the encouragement I needed to hit the road again yesterday – sunshine in Skagway doesn’t happen very often in the winter! The first photo was shot at 10:14, 15 minutes after … Continue reading

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Driving to Skagway, Alaska, at -20 Degrees

I’m always watching the weather for good road-trip days. The longer I’ve been off the road, though, the more accepting I am of what I might at other times consider a mediocre day, and yesterday was one of those. With … Continue reading

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Storm-Chasing in a Yukon Winter

I needed some excitement yesterday, and the weather forecast for the South Klondike Highway called for snow and wind, so I figured I’d go down to do some extreme-weather photography. My daughter posted on my Facebook page last night: “Only … Continue reading

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Your Camera’s Auto White Balance

How many of you have a camera with an Auto White Balance (AWB) setting that you never use? I don’t use mine as much as I could/should, but I’d like to take a minute to show you what it can … Continue reading

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A 14-Hour Day of Photography

Yesterday was a marathon day of photography. I left the house at 3:30am to shoot the Northern Lights, and didn’t get home until 5:30pm. The result was over 300 photos of a wide variety of subjects from the area bordered … Continue reading

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Cleaning Up After Father Winter

Spring in the Yukon – this is the time of year that I get anxious for the snow to be gone, and I put a lot of effort into making it disappear from places that I want to dry out … Continue reading

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