Denali, Mt. McKinley and reflection, Denali National Park, Alaska.

Denali, Mt. McKinley and reflection, Denali National Park, Alaska.

hey Folks,

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.


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5 thoughts on “Denali, Mt. McKinley and reflection, Denali National Park, Alaska.

  1. Paul McNelis

    Hey Carl,

    What a wonderful image,along with the rest.

    Great site you have here, with great work,keep it up!

    Thanks for responding to my “do you blog” post on Naturescapes, I’ve gone ahead an added you to my blogroll.

    Take care for now,

  2. Mark

    It is such a great moment when all the elements you are looking for come together, but sadly I know too well that they are often far and few between. I still think you captured the majesty despite not having everything you wanted. Just paste a big ol’ moose there in the foreground and everyone will think it was precisely the right moment. 😉

  3. Carl Donohue

    Hey Mark,

    Thanks for the post. Actually, I took a big ole moose out of this image, I thought it cluttered up the composition. 🙂

    Hey Gary,

    Thanks for visiting. Sometimes I wish I was back there again too! 🙂

    Hey Paul,

    Thanks for dropping by, and the kind words. I’ll check out your site and add you to the blogroll when I get some internet time.

    Hey Beth,

    Thanks for the note, as always.



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