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On July 7 we set off on a 19-day tour of Southeast Alaska, arriving first in Juneau by air, where we spent two days hiking. From there we planned to cruise the Inside Passage by Alaska State ferry hopping off along the way to spend as much quality time as possible in Glacier Bay, Haines, Tracy Arm, Sitka, Wrangell and Ketchikan, and then finally arriving back in Bellingham, WA where we would board Amtrak for a short train ride back home. But, due to illness our trip was cut short, and we had to return home by air after only 5 days. However, we definitely made the most of those incredible 5 days. In spite of mostly cloudy skies, intermittent drizzle, and pouring down rain, Robert shot some amazing footage that I believe truly captures the wonder of this magical place. Paired with the enchanting music of Northwest composer David Michael, he's created an awe-inspiring short packed with stunning scenery and exciting wildlife encounters. I can only imagine what could've have been had he finished out the entire trip...with hiking around Haines, heading up the Tracy Arm, filming bears along Anan Creek, and cruising through the beautiful Inside Passage with its drippy rainforests, blue glaciers and snow-capped peaks. All I can say is, next time!

Filmed: Robert Chrestensen / Crest Pictures

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Lumix F 1.7 20mm
Lumix F 3.5-5.6 14-42mm
Lumix F 4.0-5.6 45-175mm
Gitzo fluid head and carbon fiber tripod

Mac Pro (Late 2013)
Final Cut Pro X

Music: David Michael / Purnima Productions

Morning Star & After the Rain (from the CD "After the Rain")
Soaring (from the CD "Above the Clouds")
Instrumentation: Piano, Viola da Gamba, Celtic Harp & Hammered Dulcimer

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