First batch of photos from Eureka Dome!


Here's a slew of photos from my favo(u)rite place in Alaska - Eureka Dome - or, more precisely, a small sub-peak about 1km north of there, just before Minook Creek. This place is about 150 road miles northeast of Fairbanks (the last 6 or 8 miles are on the Rampart-Eureka Road, which was briefly funded by the State of Alaska in the early 2000s, before being dropped again - there are two very nice modern bridges on the otherwise narrow rough 'road'). It's also about 8 bird miles northeast of my land near Eureka.

It's been my favorite camp spot since my cat and I wandered up the Eureka-Rampart trail (by car) about 2007. It is an extraordinarily photogenic place and different from any other place I've been in Alaska. There's a great example of "krivoles" here - a Russian geobotanical term that means "curvy forest", similar but not really the same as "Krumholz", referring to the bent trees, mostly birch (Betula neoalaskana), which get that way from the strong winds and winter ice blasting. What's more, there's a nice outcrop of perfect gray slate that has served me more than once as a natural photographic gray card!

These 12 are all digi-cam photos, all from one day (or at least same camp trip), all taken with my Nikon d700, and usually the 24mm 2.8 AI, 105 2.5 AI; 80-200 f4 AI, 50mm 1.4, etc. I'll get some more sets from the same spot from the same and other trips here later; some with film (in fact I scanned a bunch just this AM), some with digicam. As usual, no order except how I found and processed them in the folder and all horizontal format here. As usual, I've not completed all the technical data (lens, etc.) notes on the photos.

See set 2 here, and set 3 here; check the index for more later.

See more on categorized photo pages, and see processing, post-processing notes/disclaimers here.

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edition: 2013.05.09 | © robert liebermann
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Birches 1.
Eureka Dome, Alaska | 2010.09.12
Nikon D700 | lens - I'll have to check...
© Robert Liebermann


Hills and trees.
Eureka Dome, Alaska | 2010.09.12
Nikon D700 | lens - I'll have to check...
© Robert Liebermann


Beaver pond, Minook Creek.
Eureka Dome, Alaska | 2010.09.12
Nikon D700 | lens - I'll have to check...
© Robert Liebermann


Crowberry (Empetrum nigrum) and birch leaves.
Eureka Dome, Alaska | 2010.09.12
Nikon D700 | lens - I'll have to check...
© Robert Liebermann


Birch branches & late blueberry (Vaccinium uliginosum) leaves.
Eureka Dome, Alaska | 2010.09.12
Nikon D700 | lens - I'll have to check...
© Robert Liebermann


Late blueberry and spruce.
Eureka Dome, Alaska | 2010.09.12
Nikon D700 | lens - I'll have to check...
© Robert Liebermann


Birch base and ground detail 1.
Eureka Dome, Alaska | 2010.09.12
Nikon D700 | lens - I'll have to check...
© Robert Liebermann


Krivoles 1.
Eureka Dome, Alaska | 2010.09.12
Nikon D700 | lens - I'll have to check...
© Robert Liebermann


Blueberry leaves with Calamagrostis grass 1.
Eureka Dome, Alaska | 2010.09.12
Nikon D700 | lens - I'll have to check...
© Robert Liebermann


Blueberry leaves with Calamagrostis grass 2.
Eureka Dome, Alaska | 2010.09.12
Nikon D700 | lens - I'll have to check...
© Robert Liebermann


Late Calamagrostis.
Eureka Dome, Alaska | 2010.09.12
Nikon D700 | lens - I'll have to check...
© Robert Liebermann


Birch base and ground leaves 2.
Eureka Dome, Alaska | 2010.09.12
Nikon D700 | lens - I'll have to check...
© Robert Liebermann