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« on: April 30, 2017, 06:16:00 PM »

Last week my grandson and I drove up to Eklutna Lake, near here and went for a short hike alongside the lake.  Eklutna lake sits about 10 miles off the Glenn Hay, at about mile 25 out of Anchorage, and serves as a major source of water for Anchorage.  It also provides water for a hydroelectric plant on the east side of the mountains, just out of Palmer.  In fact, you can see in the photo where the ice on the lake appears to be caving in.  What you can't see is a non-frozen area of water, underneath of which is a sort of drain that goes into a tunnel that was bored through the base of the mountain to supply water to the old Eklutna power plant located along the banks of the Knik River, and was the original power plant here.  But what I really wanted to show was how pretty it is up there.  The lake is about 8 miles long and past the end of the lake, which you can't see here, is a continuation of the trail around the lake, that used to be a road, that leads up to the foot of the Eklutna Glacier.  Just some more of the scenery here.




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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2017, 09:01:01 PM »

Very pretty indeed!  I love the picture Ryan posted of the glacier you took.   You should post that shot here.
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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2017, 01:23:45 AM »

Nice Greg !!      You sure live in a scenic place.
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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2017, 03:34:00 AM »

Nice Greg !!      You sure live in a scenic place.
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We do.  Thanks.
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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2017, 03:35:33 AM »

Very pretty indeed!  I love the picture Ryan posted of the glacier you took.   You should post that shot here.

I will do that.  It's sort of an abstract.
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« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2017, 03:39:23 AM »

This was taken from above the foot of Knik glacier.  I was taken by the deep blue of the glacial ice.




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« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2017, 05:16:29 AM »

It is a good thing that you are retired (I am assuming), because you likely wouldn't find time to go to work in between going out to take all of those great pictures.  It must be an extra special blessing that you often get to do it with your grandson. 
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« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2017, 07:01:49 AM »

It is a good thing that you are retired (I am assuming), because you likely wouldn't find time to go to work in between going out to take all of those great pictures.  It must be an extra special blessing that you often get to do it with your grandson. 

He is so enthusiastic, and I enjoy going out with him.  Unfortunately he's just shy of 20 and I'm turning 71 in 14 days, and keeping up with him doesn't happen.  Poor kid, he has to stop and wait for Granpa.  LOL!!  But yes, it is a blessing.  He's going to Rocky Mountain School of photography in September.  He's really ecxited, and so are we.  He's got real talent.  I just take pictures for fun.
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« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2017, 07:28:34 AM »

This was taken from above the foot of Knik glacier.  I was taken by the deep blue of the glacial ice.






When I saw this shot of the glacier it reminded me of one I took back in 2012 at Knossos on the isle of Crete (Knossos is the site of the Minoan palace - think Minotaur & labyrinth). It's funny how nature keeps repeating herself as she sculpts in different mediums.
 

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« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2017, 06:11:35 PM »

They both make for interesting lines and texture.
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« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2017, 06:12:59 PM »

He sure does have a talent Greg.  We can all take pictures but when you have a gift to see deeper into a scene or setting and can compose a picture as your grandson can, then that is a God given talent.  He will do really well at the photography school, as you no doubt expect.

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