Friday, August 15, 2008

Scott's peak and the Alaska range

Scott's Peak, Alaska Range, Denali National Park
Canon 1Ds Mark III, 70-200 2.8L IS, 1/1000 sec @ f/5.6, 400 ISO

Alaska’s interior, and Fairbanks specifically has seen a lot of rain in recent weeks. A welcomed stretch of clear skies has opened up the last week and I seized a spontaneous opportunity to go flying last Monday. A friend has a small bush plane and we lifted off from Fairbanks around 8:30pm and headed for Mt. McKinley, and it was visible right from the airport runway in Fairbanks. Along the way, we climbed to 13,000 feet where the temperature was 10 degrees. The light cast upon the vast Alaska range grew warmer as the sun began to set, and I grew smaller the more I gazed upon the seemingly endless array of snow covered mountain peaks. The distinct peak in this photo is Scott’s peak, located in the Alaska Range within Denali National Park.

1 comment:

Traveler said...

This one makes me want to tip my head to the right.

I'm using your main site and this blog as a tool in classes. Ones I'm taking (photography) and ones I'm teaching ( here at the Patent Office - as example to new Patent Examiners of how to put together a blog.)