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Apr 06, 2009 10:16 as a reply to  @ post 7677231 |  #121

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Apr 06, 2009 11:48 |  #122

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Apr 06, 2009 13:00 as a reply to  @ mikekelley's post |  #123

This is by far the most informative and educational post that I have read on this forum. Simply amazing photos. Thank you so very much for sharing with us.


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Apr 14, 2009 01:22 as a reply to  @ LA Smith's post |  #124

Well I thank you all, especially the people that have not posted. I thank you for spending your valuable time, reading my 'story' !! It is far from over, we are just getting started !!

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Open water, at the lead opening, the warm water, the steam, creates quite a dramatic effect !!

We are 5 miles out, it is very cold here, the wind is too strong, icebergs are floating by - about 20 mph !! - they are moving & crusing, this is quite the place to be, .. ..

I will show you sights, very few are able to record and photograph. !!

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For the last few days, it has been too cold, and much too windy,

So we wait, whales should be here any day,

A few days ago, Rex Rock - Whalilng Captain from Point Hope called the President of the Alaska Eskimo Whalilng Commission to inform him.. whales are migrating past the point in Point Hope !!

Images will be forthcoming, right from inside the umiaq !!

The weather is too nasty to be out on the ice now, Too cold, too windy. temps are well below - 60 F (wind chill) , so .. .. we wait !!
Today, two polar bears were in town, Fish and Game safely chased them out of town back to the ocean ice.
So, we stay at home and wait, for athe winds to die down, before we can go back out on the trail.
Walking around the village of Barrow, it is obvious, people are preparing to go whaling out on the ocean ice for many weeks.

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Four types of transportation

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Close the windows !

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Plug it in !If you want your vehicle to start, then you best plug it in overnight.

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Umiaq standing by, ready to take to the ice
New Skins

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Apr 14, 2009 05:40 |  #125

Great thread. Thanks!


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Apr 14, 2009 05:44 as a reply to  @ post 3048328 |  #126

Wow, shooting on snow has always been dificult for me. Good separation in your shots! Thanks for the interesting subject matter too.


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Apr 15, 2009 21:27 as a reply to  @ Buspilot's post |  #127

This caribou was found frozen in place on a site inspection on the North Slope. That is some cold weather.... temps were down in the -40s F and wind chills to -70 to -80.



Caribou froze standing still at -80 with wind chill in Kuparuk, AK.





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Apr 25, 2009 18:57 |  #128
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I'm still on the first page of reading, but happy to know another from the true arctic.

I have felt the pain of -60 Celcius, however, I can relate to you there ! Our climate is very different...with as high as +45 C in the summer and as low as -45 C (no windchill; windchill can make the temperatures as low as -65 that I have seen!). Maybe I should write my own documentary of life here with this account as inspiration.

My arctic may as well be Boston compared to your arctic! :D loving the story so far...Can't believe national geographic only offered 10 000 $ for the images..these should be given a story for 10 000$ at least, and only a license to run the images in their magazine...I wonder what they would say now.


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Apr 26, 2009 14:08 as a reply to  @ Karl Johnston's post |  #129

they tried to document and film the whale hunt here last year, but they were quickly asked to leave town !! they do not want to give, they only want to take and give nothing in return !!


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May 22, 2009 20:47 as a reply to  @ Majik Imaje's post |  #130

Lets look at some REALISTIC temperatures of what we are dealing with out here.

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You will notice in some of these images, the temperature extremes in the manner in which people are dressed.

Once that wind begins to move, I am going to show you how easy it is to be in weather that is 80 degrees below zero !!

zero is hot !! too warm (when working).

10 -20 below is extremely comfortable, no problems,

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Now drop the temp 20 degrees and add 30 mph winds.. Look at the difference in the same people working and how their dress is so much different.


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30 below. no problems ( as long as your dressed properly) BUT .. .. ..

WE have 40 below w/ 30 mph winds, now.. your in serious trouble, if you do not have the correct clothing on, you will never survive.!!

FROSTBITE. we all have the marks to prove it on our faces !! It hurts, so much so, that you cannot keep your face exposed at all.

The Inupiaq way is to use your Kakiik, for areas of exposed skin. Although this is foreign and discusting to most people, Here in the arctic when your out, no place to go to warm up, This is why your nose runs so much in the cold - use it, it will save your skin and prevent frostbite.

This was two weeks ago, our second day working on the trail. Just look how people are dressed, look at the hands, it was obviously (warm) outside. temps were about 10 below.

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May 22, 2009 20:54 as a reply to  @ Majik Imaje's post |  #131

I have learned so much .. from this culture, so much so, I never want to leave it.

Moving on to prove a point about photography, Creating professional images DOES NOT REQUIRE: a top of the line brand name camera.

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BEHOLD.. .. the tiny toy camera(s), used to create these images !! My point is well proven beyond dispute, you do not need to spend huge amounts of money with a myrid of X-tra gadgets to produce professonal quality images.

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Believe it or not- this toy is capable of producing a movie of one hour in duration !! @ 320 X 240 - Lol.. wait... till the camps are set up, and we sit around for story time. I will do my best to provide you hours of side splitting laughter. The humor level is very 'high' out here on the ice, it is just themost exciting time of the entire year ! These next 8 weeks or so.. what ever it turns out to be, shall be full of awesome images depicting the Inupiaq way of life never before seen up close and this personal !!

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I got lots more images to post.. I am so glad you all enjoy the images for what they are and I will do my best to keep 'text' to an absolute minimum!
Believe it or not, this camera has photoshop built into it !! Most of the filters are present to enhance images, it can even put a smile on someone's face that refuses to smile !!!

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May 22, 2009 22:51 as a reply to  @ Majik Imaje's post |  #132

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We have a huge hole to fill out on the ocean ice. It is getting thin in some places.



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May 23, 2009 17:38 as a reply to  @ Majik Imaje's post |  #133

Getting ready to head back out..far out, many miles!

Can you believe this amount of difficult hard work, with no pay, for weeks on end,.. .. 'just to eat' !!

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Here is a photograph is not too clear, it is very foggy outside. Notice, the person wearing shortcuts when it is -5 degrees below Zero F - temp !!

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More images from breaking trail, the folder name BT-x is the day number of when this work was done. So far, we have 15 days of images of breaking trail !! Only a few have been posted so far.. continuing onward, through the ice.

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The end.. .. of another long day !!

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May 23, 2009 18:04 as a reply to  @ Majik Imaje's post |  #134

Some of the crew members on this crew



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Steam, from open water is visible miles away. Look at the bottom of the clouds!


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Check out the huge Polar Bear Mittens, lying on the ground, nearby, when your hands become frozen up! Three pair of mittens is what the Captain uses. Proper protection is needed or you are in for some hurting for certain. This is not like a construction job where you are allowed to go inside to warm up after 1/2 hour, We are out here for the full day, long days of 12 hours or more, we eat out here, we stay out here, working hard.. .. for no pay.. .. just the right to eat !! - and no one complains !!

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Scouting up ahead, to see which path to take, A lot of planning goes into making this trail.

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The next pile(s) of ice, to be chopped up, spread out, smoothed out, fill in the low spots, chop down the high spots.

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May 23, 2009 18:09 as a reply to  @ Majik Imaje's post |  #135

Find the people.. .. how many can you see / count ?

Lets find 'waldo' !

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The barren frozen beauty of the arctic is all around us. Spend time out here, then you might understand, if you are warm enough and comfortable. if your not, it is the most miserable harshest place on the planet !! Imagine that.. .. this is where we get our food, for thousands of years, but we have to really work - to gain access !! Constant thanks is given for that which we receive from the creator of all things.
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Can you imagine ?? Some people actually have to pay money so they can work out - in a gym ? (chuckle) !!

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This was day six, it was extremly cold as in 40 below w/ 30 mph winds or stronger. It was a long day, all the captains are very happy with the progress that has been made. We are more than six miles out on day six, but the wind broke off about two miles of the ice, back and forth on the trail, widening it to bring the skin boats and other supplies.

Just look, at the massive amount of ice that has been removed here, talk about hard work, for many hours on end.. .. just to eat - that is the only reward !! These crews, are in top physical shape to stay out here, day after day. This is the easy part, .. .. wait !! watch and learn what really goes on.. .. you would never have believed this, and the amount of work involved unless you have seen it with your own eyes, then you can get a small feel and indication of the massive amount of work that is done. for MILES .. .. .. .. .. !! 'let that sink in for more than ten seconds .. ' !! Everyone is smiling, happy, and no one complains.. well that is much differenet from the people I have worked with in construction.. it is constant complaining from people that are receiving money for doing all their work. what a difference in cultures. This is what keeps me here in the Arctic - People that are content and happy with no complaints, full of thanks and praise all day long.

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