Taken in Alaska along the Turnagain Arm of the Cook Inlet near Windy Point on January 5th, 2014
Alaska is an alluring place and attracts folks for a multitude of reasons. 120 years ago thousands of folks headed north driven by the lure of riches in the Klondike Gold Rush. On a winter trip to Alaska I was seeking riches as well, just not of the precious metal variety. Instead I was looking for the golden light of winter sunsets, the sapphire blue of glaciers, and the emerald green of the northern lights. On a day out exploring the Turnagain Arm of the Cook Inlet I was lucky enough to strike gold in the sky. The tide was mostly out and the low water level exposed the silty bed of the inlet. In particular I was struck by the furrows and channels in the silt and how the ridges caught the warm reflection from the low sun. In a sense it was almost like I was panning for my own kind of gold.