So, here’s an image of Denali I don’t think I’ve posted here before. Mount McKinley is simply one big grand mountain that is ALWAYS a treat to see. I saw it a few days ago. This photo though, was taken last August when I spent a week camped out on the tundra, not far from this pond. Actually, this little pond was my water source. Every morning, after I’d do some shooting, I’d saunter down, ever so casually, fill up my one quart pot, stroll back over to the ‘kitchen’ and make breakfast – oatmeal, a cereal bar and some coffee. I’d inevitably end up drinking too much coffee, because it was so awesome to sit back and stare at the mountain, as folks refer to Denali.
I’ve wanted to get some nice reflection photos of Mount McKinley for a while now, and this past fall I finally managed a few. I still never got the image I sought, though, a nice shot of this scene right at dawn, with a rich magenta alpenglow on the mountain. Each morning I got up, and did get some great light Denali, but the pond was never still – every single morning I had nice clear skies, and the slightest of breezes, just enough to ripple the surface of the pond and mess with the reflections. Inevitably, by the time sun came up and the dawn color was gone, the breeze died down and the lake surface calmed. That can only mean one thing; I need to go back again. 🙂
You can see the coffee hit the spot in this post.
More Denali Photos.