Paul Roberts: Return to Adak, Alaska 2000, the Medium Format
Roberts. Scanning & Web Page (including captions) by
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for a medium size view (512 pixels wide), click on the RIGHT>
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- View south from Candlestick Bridge.
- View southwest from Candlestick Bridge.
- View southeast from Toothpick Bridge.
- An old building near the place from which photo 3 was made.
- Another view of the old building.
- The northeast shore of Lake Andrew, Mount Moffett in the
background. Continuing on the road at the right brings you to
the Lake Andy seawall, a narrow strip of rocks that separates
Lake Andy from the Bering Sea.
Right Column >
- Lake Andy almost to the east end of its seawall.
- View of Command Car Hill (on the near right), looking southwest
across Kuluk Bay. In the distance, white painted Kuluk Housing
can be seen.
- From the same vantage point, a view southeast. Zeto point
is on the left side, and if you were to follow the curve of the
bay to the left, you come to the entrance to Clam Lagoon and
crossing that entrance is Candlestick Bridge.
- Horseshoe Bay on the northeast tip of Adak. View is to the
west, with Mount Moffett visible in the background.
- View of Adak Town, from a position on Mount Moffett northwest
of town about three or four miles, the view is (of course) back
to town, or southeast. Razorback Mountain occupies the far right
- Shagak Bay, as seen from the hills that formerly occupied
the tropospheric communication antenna, "White Alice".
A long time ago, military vehicles and many four-wheel drive
Broncos, Jeeps, Chevy Blazers and various pickem-up-trucks, primarily
affiliated with the Adak 4-Wheeler's Association, attempted to
drive all the way down to Shagak Bay, right here. It is not certain
that they all came back up. A deep bog exists at the bottom of
this hill which swallowed up a small bulldozer once which was
itself on rescue duty trying to pull out another vehicle. The
U.S. Fish & Wildlife service eventually put a stop to offroad
and unmaintained backroad driving.
These are the medium format negatives made with a Mamiya camera.
Dark streaks appearing in many are on the film itself. To get
them to the web, the negatives were rephotographed with a Nikon
990 digital camera in XGA mode, then the images were reversed
(made positive) in Corel Photo Paint version 9 with some gamma,
tone curve and color corrections. Earlier attempts to scan with
an HP-6350 scanner and transparency adapter produced inferior
results. Doing it with the Nikon 990 was fast and easy, and produces