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  1. Window detail

    Snapshot Title: Window detail
    Taken by: Alan Sharp

    Image: New Orleans Downtown December 28, 2011 from roof garden of Windsor Court Hotel
    Image Owner: Alan Sharp



    Description:

    stained glass eagle(?) in nest



  2. more sunbathers

    Snapshot Title: more sunbathers
    Taken by: Alan Sharp

    Image: New Orleans Downtown December 28, 2011 from roof garden of Windsor Court Hotel
    Image Owner: Alan Sharp



    Description:

    looks like they are having a great time



  3. sunbathers

    Snapshot Title: sunbathers
    Taken by: Alan Sharp

    Image: New Orleans Downtown December 28, 2011 from roof garden of Windsor Court Hotel
    Image Owner: Alan Sharp



    Description:

    sunbathers by hotel pool



  4. Ridge above Homer where the Homer Spit Gigapan was shot

    Snapshot Title: Ridge above Homer where the Homer Spit Gigapan was shot
    Taken by: Alan Sharp

    Image: Kachemak Bay Homer Alaska from end of Homer Spit
    Image Owner: Alan Sharp



    Description:

    more or less the location above Homer where I shot the Gigapan of the Homer Spit



  5. In colorado we call this Alpenglow

    Snapshot Title: In colorado we call this Alpenglow
    Taken by: Alan Sharp

    Image: Kachemak Bay Homer Alaska from end of Homer Spit
    Image Owner: Alan Sharp



    Description:

    long pink light at sunset colors the peaks



  6. No, Baba, this isn't Tatuine

    Snapshot Title: No, Baba, this isn't Tatuine
    Taken by: Alan Sharp

    Image: Kachemak Bay Homer Alaska from end of Homer Spit
    Image Owner: Alan Sharp



    Description:

    just a stitching error, I'll fix it



  7. another birtd

    Snapshot Title: another birtd
    Taken by: Alan Sharp

    Image: Kachemak Bay Homer Alaska from end of Homer Spit
    Image Owner: Alan Sharp



    Description:

    anyone help out with bird identification?



  8. In Flight

    Snapshot Title: In Flight
    Taken by: Alan Sharp

    Image: Kachemak Bay Homer Alaska from end of Homer Spit
    Image Owner: Alan Sharp



    Description:

    Don't know what kind of bird this is but he/she just happened to be in the right place at the right time



  9. Gull 1

    Snapshot Title: Gull 1
    Taken by: Alan Sharp

    Image: Kachemak Bay Homer Alaska from end of Homer Spit
    Image Owner: Alan Sharp



    Description:

    gull 1



  10. ciommercial local carrier

    Snapshot Title: ciommercial local carrier
    Taken by: Alan Sharp

    Image: Kachemak Bay Homer Alaska from end of Homer Spit
    Image Owner: Alan Sharp



    Description:

    c



  11. China Poot

    Snapshot Title: China Poot
    Taken by: Alan Sharp

    Image: Kachemak Bay Homer Alaska from end of Homer Spit
    Image Owner: Alan Sharp



    Description:

    China Poot peak is the distinctive chocolate drop shaped mountain just across the bay.



  12. Tsunami warning  siren

    Snapshot Title: Tsunami warning siren
    Taken by: Alan Sharp

    Image: Homer Spit
    Image Owner: Alan Sharp



    Description:

    Tha Homer spit has a maximum height above the water of 19 or so feet making it suseptible to Storm Surge. Also Tsunami. after the great Alaskan earthquake 1964 the surge rolled over the spit destr...



  13. Adventure Alaska Car Rental

    Snapshot Title: Adventure Alaska Car Rental
    Taken by: Alan Sharp

    Image: Homer Spit
    Image Owner: Alan Sharp



    Description:

    OK if you want a fanchy schmancy perfect brand new rental car offered up by someone in a uniform don't go here. BUT if you need a reasonably priced RELIABLE clean rental for a couple of weeks, thi...



  14. small boats set for winter

    Snapshot Title: small boats set for winter
    Taken by: Alan Sharp

    Image: Homer Spit
    Image Owner: Alan Sharp



    Description:

    Most of the "small" boats in the harbor are hauled and "shrink wrapped" for the winter. In October the ubiquitious white protective plastic wrap pops up everywhere.



  15. Not a UFO

    Snapshot Title: Not a UFO
    Taken by: Alan Sharp

    Image: Homer Spit
    Image Owner: Alan Sharp



    Description:

    Sorry not unexplained phenomenon just a bit of schmutz on the lens. I tried to erease them all but ceertainly missed a few.



  16. lens bounce

    Snapshot Title: lens bounce
    Taken by: Alan Sharp

    Image: Homer Spit
    Image Owner: Alan Sharp



    Description:

    this is what happens when you are shooting with a 400 mm lens at a distance of almost six miles and you step too close to the tripod.
    if you look around the gigapan I am sure you will fine other ex...



  17. End of Homer Spit

    Snapshot Title: End of Homer Spit
    Taken by: Alan Sharp

    Image: Homer Spit
    Image Owner: Alan Sharp



    Description:

    The Homer Spit extends 4.5 miles out into Kachemak bay. Here is the "end" where you will find an excellent restaurant, a hotel and Condos. THe spit had both deep and shallow water anchorages and ho...



  18. Beluga Lake

    Snapshot Title: Beluga Lake
    Taken by: Alan Sharp

    Image: Homer Spit
    Image Owner: Alan Sharp



    Description:

    Sheltered Lake used for pontoon equipped planes for a runway.



  19. China Poot Peak

    Snapshot Title: China Poot Peak
    Taken by: Alan Sharp

    Image: Homer Spit
    Image Owner: Alan Sharp



    Description:

    Also known as Chocolate Drop peak for it's unusual shape.



  20. Commercial carrier  (

    Snapshot Title: Commercial carrier (
    Taken by: Alan Sharp

    Image: Homer Spit
    Image Owner: Alan Sharp



    Description:

    Commercial Carrier in Kachemak bay



  21. Loading commercial flight

    Snapshot Title: Loading commercial flight
    Taken by: Alan Sharp

    Image: Homer Spit
    Image Owner: Alan Sharp



    Description:

    Commercial flights on small planes are avilable throughout the dayh.



  22. Horses watching up the road

    Snapshot Title: Horses watching up the road
    Taken by: Alan Sharp

    Image: Marabou Ranch and Environs 400mm Gigapan
    Image Owner: Alan Sharp



    Description:

    See that? na. you?



  23. Sleeping Giant

    Snapshot Title: Sleeping Giant
    Taken by: Alan Sharp

    Image: Marabou Ranch and Environs 400mm Gigapan
    Image Owner: Alan Sharp



    Description:

    Sleeping Giant ( Elk Mountain) 8,744 feet



  24. Solar Panels

    Snapshot Title: Solar Panels
    Taken by: Alan Sharp

    Image: Marabou Ranch and Environs 400mm Gigapan
    Image Owner: Alan Sharp



    Description:

    SOLAR PANELS



  25. Backhoe

    Snapshot Title: Backhoe
    Taken by: Alan Sharp

    Image: Marabou Ranch and Environs 400mm Gigapan
    Image Owner: Alan Sharp



    Description:

    Backhoe



  26. Guest Cabins at Marabou Ranch

    Snapshot Title: Guest Cabins at Marabou Ranch
    Taken by: Alan Sharp

    Image: Marabou Ranch and Environs 400mm Gigapan
    Image Owner: Alan Sharp



    Description:

    Guest cabins protected by sandbags" just in case' the river never rose enough to threaten.



  27. Elk River

    Snapshot Title: Elk River
    Taken by: Alan Sharp

    Image: Marabou Ranch and Environs 400mm Gigapan
    Image Owner: Alan Sharp



    Description:

    Elk River in "flood" With a snowpack of 246% of normal ,most of the rivers and streams in the Colorado Rockies were overflowing their banks



  28. Cabin at entrance to  Marabou Ranch

    Snapshot Title: Cabin at entrance to Marabou Ranch
    Taken by: Alan Sharp

    Image: Marabou Ranch and Environs 400mm Gigapan
    Image Owner: Alan Sharp



    Description:

    Development Logo painted on the roof



  29. Elk River in flood

    Snapshot Title: Elk River in flood
    Taken by: Alan Sharp

    Image: Marabou Ranch and Environs 50mm test
    Image Owner: Alan Sharp



    Description:

    Elk River as all of the rivers and streams in the Valley was running very high



  30. Marabou Ranch Entrance Buildings

    Snapshot Title: Marabou Ranch Entrance Buildings
    Taken by: Alan Sharp

    Image: Marabou Ranch and Environs 50mm test
    Image Owner: Alan Sharp



    Description:

    Entrance Buildings to Marabou Ranch



  31. Sleeping Giant Mountain  ( AKA Elk Mountain)

    Snapshot Title: Sleeping Giant Mountain ( AKA Elk Mountain)
    Taken by: Alan Sharp

    Image: Marabou Ranch and Environs 50mm test
    Image Owner: Alan Sharp



    Description:

    8744 ft. 40.56937°N/106.96705°W



  32. Crestone Peak  14,294 ft (4,357 m)and Crestone Needle 14,197 ft (4,327 m)

    Snapshot Title: Crestone Peak 14,294 ft (4,357 m)and Crestone Needle 14,197 ft (4,327 m)
    Taken by: Alan Sharp

    Image: Sand Hill Cranes at Monte VIsta National Wildlife Refuge, Monte Vista Colorado
    Image Owner: Alan Sharp



    Description:

    The Crestones are among the most challenging mountains to climb in Colorado, the Needle being a bit harder than the Peak. They are also among the most popular with folks who like technical climbs.



  33. Great Sandunes National Park and Preserve

    Snapshot Title: Great Sandunes National Park and Preserve
    Taken by: Alan Sharp

    Image: Sand Hill Cranes at Monte VIsta National Wildlife Refuge, Monte Vista Colorado
    Image Owner: Alan Sharp



    Description:

    No that's not a camera error it's the Great Sandunes National Park about 38 miles away. check here www.nps.gov/grsa/index.htm Will open in a new tab or window to find out all about it. The mountain just behind it is Mt He...



  34. Cranes

    Snapshot Title: Cranes
    Taken by: Alan Sharp

    Image: Sand Hill Cranes at Monte VIsta National Wildlife Refuge, Monte Vista Colorado
    Image Owner: Alan Sharp



    Description:

    Sand HIll cranes mate for life. They live on average twenty years. We learned that on this diretion of their migratgion you will most often see groups of 3 hanging out together, one each male, fem...



  35. Canadian Geese

    Snapshot Title: Canadian Geese
    Taken by: Alan Sharp

    Image: Sand Hill Cranes at Monte VIsta National Wildlife Refuge, Monte Vista Colorado
    Image Owner: Alan Sharp



    Description:

    The Wild life refuge hosts not only the cranes. Geese, ducks of kinds, eagles and other raptors also are frequently seen,



  36. Center Pivot Irrigation system

    Snapshot Title: Center Pivot Irrigation system
    Taken by: Alan Sharp

    Image: Sand Hill Cranes at Monte VIsta National Wildlife Refuge, Monte Vista Colorado
    Image Owner: Alan Sharp



    Description:

    The green circles you see in google earth are made by these machines. The San Luis Valley is very dry and agriculture is possible only with irrigation. these huge constructions of pipes, sprinkler hea...



  37. Mount Blanca Massif

    Snapshot Title: Mount Blanca Massif
    Taken by: Alan Sharp

    Image: Sand Hill Cranes at Monte VIsta National Wildlife Refuge, Monte Vista Colorado
    Image Owner: Alan Sharp



    Description:

    Mt. Blanca has been sacred to Native American tribes in the West for centuries. It was often the site of their vision quests. Blanca Peak is known to the Navajo people as the Sacred Mountain of the Ea...



  38. hikers with their dog

    Snapshot Title: hikers with their dog
    Taken by: Alan Sharp

    Image: Steamboat Springs CO
    Image Owner: Alan Sharp



    Description:

    just about everyone who lives in Stemboat has a dog to walk with



  39. Fly fishing on the Yampa River

    Snapshot Title: Fly fishing on the Yampa River
    Taken by: Alan Sharp

    Image: Steamboat Springs CO
    Image Owner: Alan Sharp



    Description:

    Outfitted with all the gear one would want; floating net, waderes,great hat,fising shirt. Hope he had some luck. all the things floating by are golden Aspen leaves and colorful fall leaves from th...



  40. Hiking trails above Colorado Mountain College

    Snapshot Title: Hiking trails above Colorado Mountain College
    Taken by: Alan Sharp

    Image: Steamboat Springs CO beginning of fall color
    Image Owner: Alan Sharp



    Description:

    runners and walkers on trails up hill from Colorado Mountain College



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