Monday, November 30, 2009

Saxman Eagle

an eagle figure atop a totem pole in Saxman, Alaska

Saxman Totem Park, Saxman, Alaska

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Eagle Departs

a bald eagle leaves its perch atop a tree near Kasaan, Alaska

A bald eagle leaves its perch atop a tree near Kasaan, Alaska.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Totem & House

pole in front of Chief Son-i-Hat Whale House, Kasaan, Alaska

Thanksgiving morning at Chief Son-i-Hat's Whale House in Kasaan, Alaska...We can see the effects of weather and time on the building, also called Naay I'waans (Nye EE'wahnss, "The Great House").

In order to raise funds to restore Naay I'waans to its original condition, Organized Village of Kasaan offers "Save The Whale House" t-shirts and hoodies for sale ONLINE. Click Here Haw'aa!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Totem & Me

Otilius self portrait with totem pole, Kasaan Totem Park, Kasaan, Alaska

On this day, I am incredibly thankful to have found myself, after all these years, living 30 miles from where I grew up and about 30 feet or so from where my dad grew up. Kasaan, Alaska--the place I always loved to visit and always hated to leave, now I live there.

It's a long, long way both mentally and physically from New York City, my home for the last 15 years. Do you like apples? How about THEM apples??

Happy Thanksgiving!

[self portrait at Kasaan Totem Park, Kasaan, Alaska]

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Totems & Trees

a peek at totems of Kasaan Totem Park through trees, Kasaan, Alaska

A peek at totems of Kasaan Totem Park and the surrounding trees (Kasaan, Alaska)...

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Sun Break

sunlight hits Chief Son-i-Hat's Whale House, Kasaan Totem Park, Kasaan, Alaska

When a break in the rain occurs, what better place to be than Chief Son-i-Hat's Whale House?

Monday, November 23, 2009

Rothko Sunset

cloudy sunset in Kasaan Bay, Kasaan, Alaska

After work, as I walked to the Totem Park trail, I saw this scene. Reminded me of a Mark Rothko painting...

Interesting Articles:

One Man's Junk Is Another's "Light Painting"

Southeast Alaska Halibut Charter Boats Lose Court Case

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sunlit Eye

late afternoon light on a totem, Kasaan Totem Park, Kasaan, Alaska

The late afternoon sun lights an eye of a figure on The Spencer Pole at Kasaan Totem Park, Kasaan, Alaska.

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Friday, November 20, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tuesday Sky

the sun through an overcast sky, Ketchikan, Alaska

Looking toward Pennock Island from the edge of the "Disneyland" part of Ketchikan, Alaska...

Interesting Articles:

Swine Flu Claims 10th Alaskan

Ketchikan Woman Trains For Iditarod 2011

GOING ROGUE: To Read Or Not To Read

Monday, November 16, 2009

Snowy Tarmac

from jet window, Juneau Airport, Juneau, Alaska

Looking out the window on board my flight to Ketchikan, before leaving snowy Juneau...That's Mount McGinnis in the background.

Interesting Articles:

Polar Bears vs. Oil, With Alaska In The Balance

City Reopens Gastineau Avenue

Fairbanks Nordic Ski Club Coach Raises The Bar

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Snow-Capped AM

Mount McGinnis, Juneau, Alaska

Yesterday was a beautiful morning, as you can see. And, for you literalistas, who want "Before & After" photos, check this out:

Mount McGinnis, Juneau, Alaska

[published here September 16th]

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


top of the totem standing in front of Chief Son-i-Hat's Whale House, Kasaan Totem Park, Kasaan, Alaska

Watchmen at the top of the totem standing in front of Chief Son-i-Hat's Whale House, Kasaan Totem Park, Kasaan, Alaska...

Fun Photos:

Playing With Pumpkins

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Hydaburg Raven

Hydaburg scene with raven, Alaska

All summer, the ravens of Hydaburg would never let me take a photo of them. This one didn't see me, I guess.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

For Woody

setting sun with brushstroke-like reflection, Hydaburg, Alaska

Woodrow Wilson Morrison, Sr. (2/3/13-10/29/09)
Clips from an interview in Hydaburg, Alaska on July 29, 2001.
Interviewer: Louis Jones, Sr.
Videographer/Editor: Frederick Otilius Olsen, Jr.

[photo credit: "Hydaburg Brushstroke" first published on my NYC photo blog, "New York Nitty-Gritty" 8/6/09]

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