I've been to Alaska twice. Both times I was there for the fishing and to shoot photographs for work. Both times all I wanted to do was get back in the airplane or helicopter that was providing me transport and just keep flying. Don't get me wrong, the fishing was amazing, but there's nothing like flying a few hundred feet above the Alaskan wilderness in an fixed-wing aircraft with the windows down or a helicopter with the doors off. It's spectacular country that words and photos can't do justice. Here are 48 images that at least attempt to show you the last frontier from a bird's eye view. Enjoy.
It was an amazing week at the lodge and things couldn't have turned out better. Turns out I shot over 7,000 images and it's been taking a bit of time to edit all of them. This week I added over 50 edited images to the original slideshow. Not to worry, they're at the front of the show this time... There's salmon, sashimi, boats, beavers (the airplane) and guides goofing off. Not to mention a few Alaskan landscapes.
A fly fishing memoir is a tough thing to pull off. In my mind, "been there, done that," isn't good enough. "Me and Bob went fishing"... yawn. "How I learned to solve the mysteries of the universe while I caught trout"... give me a break.
In other words, I often pick up these books, and within 10 pages, I'm usually thinking to myself, "Get real!"
Whoa, wait a minute... there's a thought. Get real...