Featured in Alaska~Beyond Your Dreams – March 25, 2011

Featured in Transport – February 4, 2011

Seward was founded in 1903, making it 12 years older than Anchorage and one of the oldest communities in Alaska.

It has about 4,000 year-round residents.

More than 100 cruise ships visit Seward in a typical year. It is also a stop on the Alaska Marine Ferry system.

Train service on the Alaska Railroad from Anchorage is available daily from May through September. The train arrives in Seward at 11:05 a.m. and departs at 6 p.m.., giving passengers time to take afternoon cruises of Kenai Fjords.

It is 125 miles by highway from Anchorage to Seward. The drive along the Turnagain Arm of Cook Inlet and through the Kenai Mountains is one of the most scenic in North America; the highway has been designated a National Forest Scenic Byway. Major work has been done on the road in recent years, including the addition of more passing lanes.

The 1964 Good Friday earthquake hit Seward hard; a movie and slide show about the earthquake is shown at 2 p.m. daily during the summer in the Community Library.
Seward is a popular stop for visitors to South-central Alaska. It is the final port for many of the cruise ships to Alaska and it is an easy and picturesque mountain drive from Anchorage. It is dramatically located at the foot of Mount Marathon and at the head of Resurrection Bay.
And yes, on this day it was raining…..again!

Canon EOS 50D; Canon 17-85mm lens
Dynamic Photo HDR Orton Effect
1/250 sec.; F/10; 53mm; ISO400


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  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaabout 5 years ago

    Very pretty my friend. Wow, it’s a very busy marina and who would have thought.

  • I love marinas, and even in the rain had to take a shot,,,,,,,thanks hon

    – Vickie Emms

  • Sunflwrconcepts
    Sunflwrconceptsabout 5 years ago

    Stunning image Vickie. The raindrops in the water and the foggy background really make this marina capture.. fantastic!

  • thanks very much Debbie,,,,,,,,,,

    – Vickie Emms

  • Karen Checca
    Karen Checcaabout 5 years ago

    Wonderfully captured shot of this marina, Vickie. I love the water ripples and the color AND the reflections captured. The mountains barely visable through the fog add to the mood of this shot. Orton effect perfectly complements this shot. :)Karen

  • thank you very much Karen, glad you like it

    – Vickie Emms

  • PFrogg
    PFroggabout 5 years ago

    More boats than people awesome shot Vickie inst fav

  • for sure, it was raining, but hey, I found that at all the marinas, I don’t know when the people use these things, lol. I love marinas. Thank you John for your kind visit as always and for the fav.

    – Vickie Emms

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzabout 5 years ago

    beautiful scenery… nicely done…

  • thanks very much George

    – Vickie Emms

  • Elaine Teague
    Elaine Teagueabout 5 years ago

    Great treatment Vickie and terrific capture.

  • thanks very much Elaine x

    – Vickie Emms

  • Marjorie Wallace
    Marjorie Wallaceabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful work.

  • thanks so much Marjorie, I sure appreciate your visit

    – Vickie Emms

  • PrairieRose
    PrairieRoseabout 5 years ago

    What an AWESOME trip you must have had Vickie…………….
    your images are absolutely superb Hon……………..
    such beautiful composition in this work…………….
    sincerely, Rosie xoxoxo

  • thank you my dear friend, yes it was awesome, but could have done with a lot less rain, however I made the best of it and took photos anyway, such as this one,,,,,,,,many thanks hon

    – Vickie Emms

  • mompaq
    mompaqabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful image!

  • thank you so very much mompaq

    – Vickie Emms

  • calmac49
    calmac49about 5 years ago

    Great image. well presented.

  • thanks so much Derek

    – Vickie Emms

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