The sun rises above Gastineau Channel as seen from Mayor Bill Overstreet Park on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

The sun rises above Gastineau Channel as seen from Mayor Bill Overstreet Park on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Best Photos of the Week

  • By Michael Penn Juneau Empire
  • Monday, December 10, 2018 10:37pm
  • NewsPhotography

Our weekly feature of the top photos of the week includes shots of Gallery Walk, Southeast Alaska’s amp wizard, a service at the St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church and more. All photos are by Empire photographer Michael Penn.


• Contact staff photographer Michael Penn at 523-2262 and mpenn@juneauempire.com.


Members of Hui Hula o Manoa perform a Hula Dancing Christmas for residents of the Trillium Landing Senior Apartments on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. The senior hula group will perform again next Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. at the Juneau Senior Center. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Members of Hui Hula o Manoa perform a Hula Dancing Christmas for residents of the Trillium Landing Senior Apartments on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. The senior hula group will perform again next Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. at the Juneau Senior Center. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Members of Hui Hula o Manoa perform a Hula Dancing Christmas for residents of the Trillium Landing Senior Apartments on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. The senior hula group will perform again next Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. at the Juneau Senior Center. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Members of Hui Hula o Manoa perform a Hula Dancing Christmas for residents of the Trillium Landing Senior Apartments on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. The senior hula group will perform again next Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. at the Juneau Senior Center. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Eaglecrest Ski Area General Manager Dave Scanlan stands next to five newly-arrived used snowmaking guns at Eaglecrest on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. Scanlan said they had another nine guns running through the weekend and could possibly open the Porcupine Lift this weekend. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Eaglecrest Ski Area General Manager Dave Scanlan stands next to five newly-arrived used snowmaking guns at Eaglecrest on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. Scanlan said they had another nine guns running through the weekend and could possibly open the Porcupine Lift this weekend. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Cannabis plants in one of two grow rooms at Stoned Salmon Farms in Juneau on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Cannabis plants in one of two grow rooms at Stoned Salmon Farms in Juneau on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Simon Greer, a teammate at Stoned Salmon Farms, looks over cannabis plants growing in one of their two nursery rooms in Juneau on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Simon Greer, a teammate at Stoned Salmon Farms, looks over cannabis plants growing in one of their two nursery rooms in Juneau on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Heather Haugland teaches a salsa workshop at the Red Dog Saloon on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Heather Haugland teaches a salsa workshop at the Red Dog Saloon on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Rev. Steven F. McGuigan, Rector of the St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, performs a Festal Vespers service to celebrate on the eve of Saint Nicholas Day on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. The Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary hosted a recepton for the congregation in St. Ann’s Parish Hall after the service. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Rev. Steven F. McGuigan, Rector of the St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, performs a Festal Vespers service to celebrate on the eve of Saint Nicholas Day on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. The Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary hosted a recepton for the congregation in St. Ann’s Parish Hall after the service. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Members of the St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church attend a Festal Vespers service to celebrate on the eve of Saint Nicholas Day on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. The Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary hosted a recepton for the congregation in St. Ann’s Parish Hall after the service. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Members of the St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church attend a Festal Vespers service to celebrate on the eve of Saint Nicholas Day on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. The Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary hosted a recepton for the congregation in St. Ann’s Parish Hall after the service. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Reber Stein talks Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, about making tube amplifiers for his friends. Stein has been tinkering with the guitar amplifiers that make use of vacuum tubes for about a decade. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Reber Stein talks Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, about making tube amplifiers for his friends. Stein has been tinkering with the guitar amplifiers that make use of vacuum tubes for about a decade. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Reber Stein talks Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, about making tube amplifiers for his friends. Stein has been tinkering with the guitar amplifiers that make use of vacuum tubes for about a decade. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Reber Stein talks Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, about making tube amplifiers for his friends. Stein has been tinkering with the guitar amplifiers that make use of vacuum tubes for about a decade. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

“SaraNaTa”, made up of Sara Radke Brown, Steve Tada, Nancy Nash, Andrew Schirmer, Jetta Whittaker, David Seid and John Staub perform Baroque tunes and carols at The Canvas during Gallery Walk on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

“SaraNaTa”, made up of Sara Radke Brown, Steve Tada, Nancy Nash, Andrew Schirmer, Jetta Whittaker, David Seid and John Staub perform Baroque tunes and carols at The Canvas during Gallery Walk on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

The Grinch makes his appearance on Front Street during Gallery Walk on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

The Grinch makes his appearance on Front Street during Gallery Walk on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Students from the Floyd Dryden Middle School orchestra hand out cookies and other treats in the Senate Building during Gallery Walk on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. The students were working to raise money for a trip to Disneyland. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Students from the Floyd Dryden Middle School orchestra hand out cookies and other treats in the Senate Building during Gallery Walk on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. The students were working to raise money for a trip to Disneyland. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

People gather on Front Street during Gallery Walk on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

People gather on Front Street during Gallery Walk on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Alfie Price dances with the multicultural dance group Yees Ku Oo on Front Street during Gallery Walk on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Alfie Price dances with the multicultural dance group Yees Ku Oo on Front Street during Gallery Walk on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Cathy Needham, right, and Barb Sheinberg check out the “The Rolodex Project//On Leadership” by artist Sarah Campen, an interactive film and sculpture on display at The Davis Gallery in Centennial Hall during Gallery Walk on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Cathy Needham, right, and Barb Sheinberg check out the “The Rolodex Project//On Leadership” by artist Sarah Campen, an interactive film and sculpture on display at The Davis Gallery in Centennial Hall during Gallery Walk on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

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