when we got into valdez on friday, may 17th, first-story windows were still boarded up and snow had those windows completely blocked in. by the time we left on the 26th, everything had melted a lot and first story windows were being unboarded and propped open. it was pretty neat to see the massive amounts of snow that valdez gets. it’s crazy, actually and i know i could not live there with that much snow.
as the snow melted on the south facing areas, the greenery popped open and it was like we were watching it unfold before our eyes. it was beautiful.
it was so gorgeous while we were in valdez that i could not skip the opportunity to take a bunch of photos of the scenery. i felt like a tourist, and really, i was. i watched a boat go back into the water – the first time in over four years because they stripped her down and rebuilt the whole thing. it was pretty impressive to watch that.
i had the privilege of spending nine days shooting the 21st annual last frontier theatre conference in valdez alaska. if you were there, i have a gallery of over 1100 images from those nine days here. enjoy!