The purpose of this blog is to show off John Lofgreen's Alaskan world through his wildlife art and nature photography. It will explain his painting techniques, and report on his latest activities including exotic journeys around the world.
If your reading this on New Year's Day, I hope you are not suffering too much from a hangover. Since I'm not a drinking man, that's one misery I am spared. Tonight I just stayed home and watched my neighbor's celebrate New Year's Eve.
Earlier this winter, some of the tenants of my apt complex built a snow shelter for campfires and barbeques. Tonight they used it for fireworks.
For the larger fireworks they set up a table outside the shelter for safety's sake. By the way, it is legal to light off fireworks on New Year's Eve in Alaska.
It was difficult for me to photograph the larger, more spectacular fireworks because my camera could'nt find the focus fast enough to capture the explosion.
I did get some photos of the smoke.
Sparklers were easier to photograph.
By the way, all of these photos were shot about 200 ft from where I photographed the moose just before Christmas. Now the holidays are over. I wish you all a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year.