I got a call this morning that said "grab your photography gear, we're going to lunch first and I'm driving". The only thing I could think of to say was "yes'um! It was my photography bud Britt. We had no idea what we were going after. The weather was kinda gloomy, but there looked like there was sunshine over by the airport. She was right. So we shot some planes coming and going. Then the wind shifted and we were on the wrong side of the airport.
Britt's driving her new 2011 Toyota Tacoma, so I said you decide where we go. I'm just a passenger. She's a good driver and knows some good spots around town for photography.
After a quick diet breaking lunch at Tastee-Freez, our next stop was Kincaid Park to see if any kids were sledding. I didn't think there was enough snow, but sure enough, there was. The kids and their parents were having a blast.
So we took some shots of the sledders which is always cool because of their expressions and you really don't know what is going to happen next. The colors of the sleds and the winter clothes is always great for photography.
We watched some snowboarders for a bit and then it started to rain. Time to go.
The shy is getting a little darker, so where to next? Britt decides to take me on a little tour and then head to Potter Marsh. We can see in the distance that the sunset might be cool later on, but we were a little too early. Not much was going on at Potter Marsh itself. The water is frozen over and all of the migratory birds are long gone.
Next stop is the Chugach State Park Headquarters at Potter Marsh. Now Britt just got a new snow blower at home, so I had to show her the mother of all snow blowers. I'm not sure, but I think she fell in love.
Sorry to tell you Britt, but that engine has long been retired. It did see service for many years for the Alaska Railroad. People visiting from all over stop to get their photograph taken in front of the blades. I don't think it would fit in her driveway anyhow.
Well, it was worth the wait. The sun was going down across Cook Inlet and we got a pretty good show.
We were loosing light, so where to next. Britt was being Ms. Spontaneity, I was just a passenger along for the ride. We ended up at the Alaska Zoo where we visited a friend in the gift shop for a bit.
Britt said the kidnapping was over, she had to go do some grocery shopping. I got dropped off at my place and then she was gone. I doubt I'll call the FBI or the police or anything. I will charge her for showing me a fun afternoon though. Thanks Britt!