Bering seacoast, AK

Bering seacoast, AK

"When the Bering Sea is ice free, usually from late June until November, ocean waters moderate temperatures, humidity increases and clouds fringe the coastline. Once the sea freezes over, however, more extreme continental influences take hold with lower temperatures and clearing skies. At Nome, on the coast, January temperatures average from minus 3 degrees F. to plus 12 degrees F. Winter snowfall reaches 60 inches annually, and can create substantial drifts when whipped by the wind. On the Bering seacoast, the "chill factor" can reach minus 100 degrees F., causing instant freezing of exposed flesh." - Photo taken in late August of 1996 -
on Dec 22, 2007 11:19 pm
Image Type(s): Water
Image ID: 367112


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Mark Straub

Mark Straub - Jan 10, 2008 8:58 am - Voted 10/10

Nice saturation!

This is a very beautiful picture. I love especially the strange gray on the water; it seems to me like something from a science fiction story.


lcarreau - Jan 10, 2008 11:06 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice saturation!

Yes, I have the tendency to "play around"
with the saturation in my digikam editing
manager. Actually, this was taken on the
Seward Peninsula southeast of Nome. Nome
has had its fair share of natural disasters,
as FIRES all but destroyed the town in 1905
and 1934, and a Bering Sea storm overpowered
the sea walls in 1974. (It's where things
can turn grey ... very fast!!!)


McCannster - Jul 27, 2008 5:32 pm - Voted 10/10

love it

kick ass shot, Larry.


lcarreau - Jul 27, 2008 5:39 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: love it

Thanks, David. Alaska's on my to-do list, but
so is Europe and half of Canada! Take care,

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