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Today I visited Adak Alaska and had about 90 minutes on the ground between flights to/from Anchorage. I grabbed a truck and tried to find a good vantage point in order to get a good perspective of that part of the Island. Adak, at one point during WWII, was very populated and quite a base for the US Military. They have since left the Island and the locals of about 150 mainly live off of the crabbing and fishing industries. There are many homes and buildings that are completely vacant and abandoned, some even with silverware left in the drawers from the military housing when they pulled out. It is a great little town though with some very nice people. In between snow squalls I was able to capture this panoramic from a hillside overlooking the airport and some of the main part of town and the empty houses once inhabited by military families during WWII and beyond.

Enjoy, it is a beautiful part of our country that very few get to see. The Islands out there are rugged and beautiful. I hope to go back during the summer and actually stay for a few days to really take advantage of the scenery!!

Mike

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Adak Alaska

  Canon EOS 5D Mark III    EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens    85mm    f/4.5    1/800s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  




Apr 01, 2013 at 07:36 AM
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There is so much detail and interest in this to keep me looking at it for a long time. It would look good large and on a wall

Cheers Ray



Apr 01, 2013 at 08:41 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Adak Alaska


I completely agree with Ray! Very nice image.
Keith W.



Apr 01, 2013 at 05:15 PM
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Hey Mike,

What a cool opportunity you had and you made the most of it. That is really a very cool photo. The pano works wonderfully and gives a great view.

Jim



Apr 01, 2013 at 06:46 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Adak Alaska


Mike,
What a beautiful view. Thanks for sharing this one with us.



Apr 01, 2013 at 06:54 PM
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A well spent 90 minutes! The colours remind me of Iceland. I just looked up where Adak is - about the end of the world! Why on were you only there for such a short time?


Apr 01, 2013 at 08:00 PM
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Nice shot of a very remote location! Looks like you caught Adak on a good weather day. I've landed Adak a few times for tech stops but each time it was not what you would call sight seeing weather - and even so it was a tight escort off the airplane to a holding area.
Dave



Apr 01, 2013 at 08:22 PM
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Thank you everyone for the kind words!

Mike



Apr 01, 2013 at 09:58 PM
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helenica wrote:
A well spent 90 minutes! The colours remind me of Iceland. I just looked up where Adak is - about the end of the world! Why on were you only there for such a short time?


I have always wanted to visit Iceland and from the pictures I have seen posted on this board I agree, it does look very similar, minus the glaciers and ice on this day that is!

My job as a pilot allows me to see a lot of great places all over the US including Adak where the company I work for services the Island 2 times a week carrying both passengers and cargo (last week we had quite a bit of fresh crab..I was hoping one would slip out and end up being cooked but no luck!)




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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Adak Alaska


Awesome panorama, very nice!


Apr 05, 2013 at 07:18 PM
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Sweet! Excellent work-
Paul



Apr 05, 2013 at 09:41 PM
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Very nice image, Mike. Thanks for showing me these places.


Apr 05, 2013 at 09:51 PM
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Incredible image, you should be very proud of it.


Apr 06, 2013 at 02:18 AM
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Tremendously rich colors.

Jim



Apr 06, 2013 at 03:43 AM
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Feels like I am there! Great pano!


Apr 06, 2013 at 10:07 PM
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MDBarrett wrote:
I have always wanted to visit Iceland and from the pictures I have seen posted on this board I agree, it does look very similar, minus the glaciers and ice on this day that is!

My job as a pilot allows me to see a lot of great places all over the US including Adak where the company I work for services the Island 2 times a week carrying both passengers and cargo (last week we had quite a bit of fresh crab..I was hoping one would slip out and end up being cooked but no luck!)



great job!




Apr 07, 2013 at 12:37 PM
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I love this capture....fantastic job Mike!

Scott



Apr 07, 2013 at 01:45 PM





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