Majestic Mount Fairweather

Majestic Mount Fairweather

Here is the view of Mount Fairweather taken from the ship when we passed by after the ship exited from Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska.

During our Northbound cruise after we leave Glacier Bay National Park, we always have a VIP party in the Crow’s Nest at around 7:30 till 8:15 p.m. At this time, whenever the weather is nice with a clear sky, we can see this magnificent view of the Fairweather mountain range with ice fields covering the peak of the mountain. You can see a beautiful glacier lay down from the top of the mountain to meet the ocean. Before we found the name of the mountain, we always called it a VIP View Mountain, because we always see this beautiful scenery during VIP parties on our starboard side.

On this clear sky day … well, when you can see the peak of the mountain in Alaska, even though is overcast, you can say it’s a clear sky. I did not want to lose the opportunity to capture this magnificent scenery, so I went down to my cabin to grab my camera with Long Canon Telephoto Lens 100-400 mm. I went to the outside deck on Lower Promenade Deck, and when I got there, there were already a few guests lined up along the railing, doing the same thing I was donig — taking pictures of the mountain. I scanned this mountain range and made a lot of shots which look best to me from different angles.

There was a guest taking photos who approached me when he saw me taking a picture with a longer zoom lens than his. He asked me if he can borrow my lens, since we have the same Canon camera. I lent it to him, and he took a lot of shots of the mountain with my lens before he returned it back to me. He seemed so happy and he told me “this is the kind of lens I will have to invest in next.” I wonder how his pictures will turn out.

Well, at least I made one guest happy, and if he really purchases the same lens after he gets home, Canon should thank me and appreciate what I did for this photographer.

Yono Sudarto is Statendam’s controller.


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  1. Jasna August 13, 2012 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    Nice photo
    Greetings from Belgrade, Serbia

  2. direk louie August 27, 2012 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    very nice photo…

    alaska is still the last frontier

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