Totem poles near and in Ketchikan Alaska

My wife and I have lived in Alaska since 2000, we have lived in the SE part of the state in Ketchikan since 2008. Ketchikan has a large amount of totem poles. As a photographer I have enjoyed taking pictures of many of them. We recently compiled some of our pictures and placed them in both in a E-Book as well as in a hard copy. The book can be found on Amazon. If you like totem poles or are curious about them, please check it out. Thank you.

A Hawaiin E-Book

We are fortunate to have another of our books published on Amazon. Its a E-Book, we are still working on paper editions. My wife and I have traveled to HI several times while living in Alaska. These are some of our memories and pictures.  You can download a free preview of it on Amazon. Hope you enjoy, if you do please consider leaving a review of it. Thank you.

Rapture

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So about 4 years ago I created a picture of the Ketchikan (Alaska) area of what I thought the rapture (The return of Jesus to take His people and His church), would possibly look like. I recently reconstructed the picture and changed several aspects of it. This picture has about 40 layers compiled using Photoshop.I am satisfied with this final work. I know many people won’t like it, that’s ok also. The Bible shares the truth and it says that “one day every knee shall bow and tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord”. I choise to do this now by my free will instead of being forced to in the last days.

Our newest ebook is ready

So living in a tourist town, Ketchikan Alaska, we receive many cruise ships almost every day from May until September. As a local photographer we have amassed many hundreds of pictures of cruise ships coming and leaving the area. So we created a ebook on some of them. This book displays pictures of over 25 ships, and provides some info on each ship. It’s on Amazon at:

https://www.amazon.com/Cruise-Ships-Through-Ketchikan-Alaska-ebook/dp/B07V7H8SV7/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=Steve+Speights&qid=1563303633&s=gateway&sr=8-3

Also we wrote a brief article awhile back on some of the ships, published in May 2018.

Alaska Veterans Memorial

A few weeks ago, my wife and I were in Anchorage for a week of misc. appointments. One day we decided to drive up to Denali state park (About a 3.5 to 4 hour drive each way). On the way back we stopped at this memorial that we saw when we were driving up there. DSC03566

As you can see there was still snow on the ground and the place didn’t have any other visitors. I walked thru the snow, a few places almost waist deep, but the end result was well worth it. Today is Memorial Day in the United States, a day that we reflect on those that gave their lives to make this country great. Please read each of the inscriptions on the walls. Some are more weathered then others. If you are in Alaska and have some time, if you are driving to Denali State park, I suggest stopping by here and seeing this memorial for yourselves.

Army

Marine

Navy

Air Force

Coast Guard

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Thank the veterans of the USA.