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Friday, December 7, 2007

Animation: Seven Minutes on Denali

Click on the image above to see the Animation...and then be a bit patient. This is a composite of 12 images taken in a span of only 7 minutes shot with a 600 mm lens from 160 miles away. Can you imagine being on this mountain during that time??

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Sunset Over Denali: Extremely Windy Night!

This image was taken on a night a few days ago in Fairbanks during a "High Wind Warning". Winds reached 40 mph at 2000 ft here. The temperature was in the single digits with wind chills in the -30 F range. I initially went out at sunset to photograph snow blowing off the top of some peaks in the Alaska Range across the basin. I turned and saw that Denali (Mt. McKinley) was out and that snow was being torn off of the top and sides of the mountain. This image is one in a series of shots that I took from Fairbanks that evening. I am currently putting together an animation to show just how deadly it would have been to be on Denali that day. FYI Denali is 160 miles from where I stood when I took this image in Fairbanks. The peak of Denali stands at 20306 ft.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

The First Twenty Below of the Season...

P.S., This was shot at 10:00 Am....The Denali State Bank was already open. The University of Alaska is in the background. To the left on the hill is the Geophysical Institute and the International Arctic Research Center (IARC). To the far right, below the sign...the cool looking building is the University of Alaska Museum of the North.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Denali at Sunset (3:15 pm) from Fairbanks

Packers at Pikes

A real fireplace at a local hangout...very nice...and cozy