Kodiak, AK / Photography

The edges of nature: When snow kisses the ocean

Kodiak, Alaska, photograph, snow, winter, scenic, forest, trees, ocean, waves, park, island

When it snows on Kodiak Island, something magic happens at high water. The black shale rocks are dusted with white, transforming them into tiny marshmallows. Then as the tide recedes, the snow is raked into the ocean, leaving astraight, horizontal line along the beach. Offshore, winter storms paint the rocky outcroppings with layers of water that freeze like candle wax. I came upon this scene last weekend while walking along a cliff. I’d brought my camera and tripod, though the dull light wasn’t very inspiring. Still, a little voice kept nudging me along. “Go a little further, there’s something waiting for you.”

Thanks for stopping. May your week be filled with blessings. If you visit Kodiak Island, let me know, I’ll put the coffee on. You can also find me on Facebook at Marion Owen Photography and see more of my images at my main photography website:

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  • kelly
    November 15, 2012 at 7:50 AM

    i just love your blog and your website! 🙂

  • trishgreg
    March 21, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    Marion, that is a beautiful scene. How blessed you are to live in such a beautiful place. I checked out your FB page and loved the layout. I am thinking of doing a page for my photography also, and am wondering how you got the slide show in there. I did a slide show with music with my Photoshop Elements program, but it would not download into WordPress. I don’t know if it will in FB either.

  • Grazyna
    March 20, 2012 at 3:27 PM

    I’m glad you took your camera with you. Beautiful shot.

    • marionowen
      March 20, 2012 at 3:50 PM

      Me, too. I’ve learned that if I don’t take my camera, nine times out of ten I regret it.
      Thanks for taking the time to send your note. Cheers, Marion


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