I’m sitting here, eating some Damn Fine Coffee Heath Bar Crunch, thinking, “What should I post about?” Naturally, the wonderous state that is Alaska came to mind.
I’ve been living here for, oh, 3 years just about. Yes, it’s cold. No, it’s not sunny/dark all the time. I live in Anchorage. In more northern areas of AK, there are periods of 24 hour daylight/lack thereof. However, it’s not just 6 months of light, 6 of not. It gradually increases, then gradually decreases. For instance, today, the sun rises at 10:08am and sets at 4:05p. Tomorrow, 10:06a, 4:07p. I LOVE having 20 hours of sunlight, not gonna lie. I like being able to go for a run in full daylight at 12a. I do not like 5 hours of daylight. It’s depressing. Some days, I just want to stay in bed, all day. I know of things like Happy Lamps, but eh, I won’t be here forever. In fact, we are set to leave anywhere from 3 weeks from now (fingers crossed!) to 3 months (ugh).
Enough talk! Here are some pictures! These are all from before I properly learned how to use my DSLR. I have always shot in Manual, but I haven’t always done it well.
Hm, this is getting to be a bit longer than I had intended. I’ll post a continuation tomorrow.