Mount Drum photos, Wrangell St. Elias National Park, Alaska.

Mount Drum and alpenglow, Wrangell St. Elias National Park, Alaska.

Hey Folks,

So here’s Mount Drum at 4:40am. A far better sight than I am at that time in the morning, trust me!

I got up and headed out early, but not early enough to catch the color in the sky around 4:15 – the clouds glowed a fiery pink, and I was still putting layer after layer of clothes on. It was pretty chilly this morning. I shot this photo of Mount Drum maybe 50 yards from out little kitchen – the unusually heavy rainfall left a number of small ponds and pondlets scattered across the high tundra, giving me something as a foreground for this photo.

I took a few quick compositions, then headed across the tundra for something else as a foreground, and it was amazing how much the light changed in a few short minutes.

Mount Drum is typically shot from the north face, or the southwest face – we were a little east of it here, and the high peak caught the morning rays nicely.

Cheers

Carl

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6 thoughts on “Mount Drum photos, Wrangell St. Elias National Park, Alaska.

  1. anki

    Great pictures, I love them. Alaska seems to be a very beautiful place. I am from Sweden and I love to take photos, but I don’t are good lik you and I just have a simple camera. 🙂
    Have a nice day!
    anki

  2. Sai

    That’s the infamous alpenglow that AK is famous for. Great capture of the early light Carl! I wonder how you manage to get out at 4.45am on a chilly morning like that. I like the cold weather to an extent, but good lord, I wonder how much of it I can handle up where you are at the mercy of the wind and rain gods :)..

    Sai

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