Local Photography

Obama’s announcement from Seward: More Icebreakers [Video]

Obama’s announcement from Seward: More Icebreakers [Video]

SEWARD, Alaska – Seward City News reporter Rick Smeriglio captured President Obama’s announcement from Seward, that the USA needs more icebreakers plying the Arctic Ocean.

September 1, 2015 ·
US Coast Guard Cutter Mustang stands by for President Obama

US Coast Guard Cutter Mustang stands by for President Obama

 

September 1, 2015 ·
President Obama leaving Seward Boat Harbor

President Obama leaving Seward Boat Harbor

September 1, 2015 ·

Video-Presidential Motorcade on way to Exit Glacier

September 1, 2015 ·
First Pictures of Obama Arrival

First Pictures of Obama Arrival

SCN will have exclusive coverage coming later this evening.

September 1, 2015 ·
The Latest from Niebrugge Images – Seward Highway

The Latest from Niebrugge Images – Seward Highway

I have had a lot of fun this past week traveling between Ketchikan and Seward as part of an assignment for Petro Marine Services / Shoreside Petroleum.  I wrapped it up last night with my favorite kind of photography – working from a helicopter with the doors off!

August 26, 2015 ·
Aurora over Seward – By Ron Niebrugge

Aurora over Seward – By Ron Niebrugge

Last night, Seward, Alaska. Here is a first – I photographed the aurora last night for over an hour in shorts and flip-flops!  Far cry from my typical aurora clothing where I’m more likely to be in bunny boots! Only a couple of people in the entire campground had any idea this was happening overhead last night at 2:00 a.m.  […]

August 24, 2015 ·
2015 Mount Marathon Race in Pictures – Full

2015 Mount Marathon Race in Pictures – Full

By Steve Fink for SCN – To see just the highlights of the 2015 Mount Marathon Race in pictures, go here.  Seward City News, with the support of Seward Brewing Company, was able to shoot over 3,500 pictures for this year’s event.  In the image gallery below you will find 888 pictures of a large portion of the 2015 Mount Marathon […]

July 5, 2015 ·
2105 Mount Marathon Race Highlights in Pictures

2105 Mount Marathon Race Highlights in Pictures

By Steve Fink for SCN – Below is the highlights reel for this year’s Mount Marathon Race.  Seward City News, with the support of Seward Brewing Company, was able to shoot over 3,500 pictures for this event.  Beneath this summary you will find an image gallery that displays just a fraction of these images; the shots of some of the top runners […]

July 5, 2015 ·
Blackhawk helicopters refuel at Seward for Cooper Landing fires

Blackhawk helicopters refuel at Seward for Cooper Landing fires

Today at 1 pm, two massive, fire-fighting Blackhawk helicopters thundered down the Resurrection River valley from Cooper Landing to the Seward Airport. Large, orange, expandable water buckets dangled on long cables. Airport fuel manager Denny Hamilton said Seward was a better choice than Soldotna due to the smoke from all the fires. Each Blackhawk takes 300 gallons and burns about 140 […]

June 17, 2015 ·
Moose family enjoys Bear Lake neighborhood

Moose family enjoys Bear Lake neighborhood

Bear Lake Lodgings B&B visitors took these nice wildlife photographs of a mother moose and her two young calves.

June 17, 2015 ·
Tuesday Night Lights

Tuesday Night Lights

Unexpected solar storms treated Seward to a pretty good light show on late tuesday night / early wednesday morning.                                                                                   […]

May 13, 2015 ·
Awesome Shot While Skiing Mount Marathon

Awesome Shot While Skiing Mount Marathon

Skier/Photographer Jason Scheben took this amazing shot while skiing down mount marathon on Friday. Click to see the full size image.

May 4, 2015 ·
Golden Eagle Visits the Harbor

Golden Eagle Visits the Harbor

  Brittany Casey Hansen of Seward recently caught a photo of this golden eagle at the Seward Small Boat Harbor. Entered into a photo contest at Alaska.org, you can  support a local photographer here by submitting your vote: http://www.alaska.org/photo-contest/anchorage-airport/entrant/brittany-casey-hansen.

April 15, 2015 ·
Tuesday Treat

Tuesday Treat

What a brilliant, blue sky day today and what a contrast to yesterday’s storm! The early morning fog soon burned off, and the fresh snow on the mountains sparkled. Hoards of kittiwakes surged after herring in the calm bay, like a feathered blizzard, and bald eagles grabbed fistfuls of the silvery fish. This day was a fabulous St Patty’s Day treat! […]

March 17, 2015 ·
Bald Eagles fish and feast on herring

Bald Eagles fish and feast on herring

I counted over 30 Bald Eagles fishing and feasting on herring in the middle of Rez Bay this afternoon. Some were mere specks high in the blue sky. The powerful wind allowed these giant birds to hover effortlessly, waiting for the herring to rise within reach, then they snatched fistfuls of the silvery little fish. Up they rose, munched on herring […]

March 11, 2015 ·
Beals Ceremonial Start

Beals Ceremonial Start

Image submitted by Kyle Campbell of 9oh7photography

March 10, 2015 ·
NOAA vessel Oscar Dyson visits Seward

NOAA vessel Oscar Dyson visits Seward

The NOAA fisheries and oceanographic vessel Oscar Dyson arrived in Seward from Ketchikan, but soon departed for its home port of Kodiak. Built in 2005, it measures 63×15 m (206.7′ x 49.2′), 2218 gross tonnage. By comparison, the ice capable research vessel Sikuliaq, now in its home port of Seward, is almost 55′ longer and 1,211 tonnes heavier at 79.71 x15m […]

February 28, 2015 ·
Susan and Dorothy next to their infamous cast brass and oak model year 1908 National brand cash register, Jan 27, 2015.  The register still works.  Photo by Jason Aigeldinger.

Selling Success in Seward, the First 100 Years

By Jason Aigeldinger for SCN – Bob Shafer of the Seward Journal wrote an excellent article highlighting Urbach’s 100th anniversary. Although there is some redundant information in the Q&A that follows below, I share with you the interview I did last month with Dorothy Urbach and her daughter Susan. I felt the frank wisdom and humor that shows through in […]

February 25, 2015 ·
Dall’s Porpoises in Rez Bay

Dall’s Porpoises in Rez Bay

Several pods of 10-20 Dall’s Porpoises have been cruising Resurrection Bay the past few weeks. Watch for their characteristic “rooster tails” as they exuberantly speed through the water chasing fish and racing boats. Yesterday, the sun highlighted their spray, making them visible from Lowell Point to Fox Island. Submitted by Carol Griswold      

February 12, 2015 ·
High seas for fishing boats and USCG Mustang

High seas for fishing boats and USCG Mustang

Continuing strong north winds whipped up a frothing bay today. Despite the rough seas, two small fishing boats slammed through the waves to deliver their catch, safe in port. The US Coast Guard Cutter Mustang, also covered in freezing spray, returned home safe. Submitted by Carol Griswold    

February 6, 2015 ·
The Latest from Niebrugge Images Photo Blog – “Seward Morning”

The Latest from Niebrugge Images Photo Blog – “Seward Morning”

  Ron Niebrugge says: “From my hometown of Seward, Alaska this morning – bright and early at 9:30 a.m.!” 11/30/14 To see more of Ron Niebrugge’s work, please visit www.wildnatureimages.com and http://www.my-photo-blog.com/ or follow him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NiebruggeImages?pnref=story.  

December 1, 2014 ·
“Water Skiing Alaska Style”

“Water Skiing Alaska Style”

  By Ron Niebrugge – Saturday evening, Seward, Alaska. Someone water skiing in front of the house on Saturday night in Seward, Alaska. Crazy – as much of the lower 48 battles cold and snow, we have had beautiful days this past week that often broke 50 degrees! To see more of Ron Niebrugge’s work, please visit www.wildnatureimages.com and http://www.my-photo-blog.com/.

November 18, 2014 ·
Morning Moon

Morning Moon

September 12, 2014 ·
Lost Lake Run 2014 Pictures

Lost Lake Run 2014 Pictures

Seward City News captured a few pictures during this year’s Lost Lake Run and has published some of the better ones below. Images by Steve and Sarah Fink. The 2014 race results are provided by Skinny Raven Sports of Anchorage: http://results.chronotrack.com/event/results/event/event-5304?lc=en Also donations to fund Cystic Fibrosis research are always being accepted through lostlakerun.com .

August 28, 2014 ·
Sailing Vessel Tlingit Wins 2014 Rum Doodle Race

Sailing Vessel Tlingit Wins 2014 Rum Doodle Race

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – As she did in 2011, S/V Tlingit won this year’s Rum Doodle Race and will have her name inscribed on the Rum Doodle Cup trophy, currently housed at the William H. Seward Yacht Club (WHSYC) in the small boat harbor. Tlingit, a 44-footer handily took first place in both heats of the all-women sailboat […]

August 26, 2014 ·