A  brief post this morning since I’m up in Anchorage on a part Mileage Run / part Plane Spotting trip.    After my first trip to this fantastic city last year it was an easy decision to come back.   However this year I waited until April instead of January so no sub-freezing temperatures and blizzard on this go-around.

I’ve been lucky with weather so far and even had the good fortune for the winds to turn 180 degrees today which increased the amount of traffic that I would see on the North/South runway.  Last time I was only able to shoot take offs, but this time Mother Nature gave me a hand and turned the winds to blow out of the South which forced the ‘heavies’ to land in front of me for half the day as well as taxi down to my end of the runway prior to takeoff.    No complaints from me!

These images are just a few of my favorites from Day 1.  I’m testing some new equipment ahead of my trip to Europe next week so there was a bit of a learning curve to get through today.    After 900 shots, I’ve narrowed it down to a few dozen at this point.  Fortunately I have another entire day to capture a few more ‘moments’.

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Then there is this one, chewin’ & chompin’ for what felt like hours…..