My family and I just returned from a 7 day cruise in the Alaska Inner Passage. This was a family vacation, which had been planned for some time. It was not a dedicated photo trip, but we did plan the cruise to provide some opportunity for photography for me. The other travelers, my wife, son and brother in law, are not dedicated to photo-only trips, and the cruise worked well, by providing other entertainment opportunities.
So, my photographic expectations were modest. I hoped to bring home a few nice photographs. The trip significantly surpassed my expectations. Alaska abounds with wildlife and spectacular mountain and ocean views. We were privileged to observe a number of them. I will no doubt devote several blogs to the places and subjects I photographed during an eventful week.
Since returning late Sunday evening, I have been busily processing the approximately 4,000 images Icaptured during the week. In the coming weeks, I will add galleries to my LightCentric Photography Website under Landscape, City Scapes, and Wildlife for Alaska and Canada.
Our cruise started in Vancouver, British Columbia. During the week, we also traveled into the Yukon and to Fraser, British Columbia. This part of the Pacific Northwest and the Yukon yielded more spectacular views.
We arrived in Vancouver at noon on Friday, and had too little time to explore this beautiful city. Our cruise ship, “The Diamond Princess” left Vancouver Harbor late Saturday afternoon, and we sailed through the night in Canadian waters in the inside passage. Our departure from Vancouver presented some nice views of the Vancouver waterfront and across the bay, Vancouver Island.
Our first port of call destination was Ketchikan, Alaska. I captured this shot at dusk as we left Vancouver Harbor and headed North in the inside passage.