"Gordy" and "Zug" at Gun 2, Alyeska Ski Resort
This was taken in April 2008, of Gordon Scott and Peter Zug at the old Gun 2 mount. They are both vetrens of Alyeska, working on Ski Patrol for over 30 years. Summer of 2009 Alyeska rebuild this gun mount and covered it with a small building. I feel lucky to have captured this picture when I did.
ISO 160, 1/200 at f4.5.
"Gordy" sighting Gun 2
Gordon Scott, artillary expert, sighting Gun 2. Its really common for most of the gun missions to happen in the dark or in storm conditions. All shot points are determined by pre-existing numbers calculated from previous missions. The coolest part of this picture getting blown up so large, is that you can read the Tube number and 105 Howitizer and its completely sharp. I didn't even realize it was there and luckily had my camera focused on it.
ISO 160, 1/200 at f5
"Pad" hunkered down at an LZ ontop of the headwall
Scott Pattison, longtime Ski Patroller and Girdwood local, hunkered down after getting dropped off ontop of the headwall.
I just finished matting and framing three large prints, 18" x 24" that will soon be hanging in the Sitzmark Bar at the base of Alyeska. John Byrne, owner of Alyeska, contacted me last week and picked out his favorite three Ski Patrol pictures. He had seen one of these at a show I had last winter at the Java House, all taken in 2008, my last year of full-time season of ski patrol. I'm excited to see them hanging the next time I stop by for a drink.