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Taken 21-Aug-16

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Keywords:Alaska, Denali, Denali National Park, Lee Scott, Lee Scott photographer, Lee Scott photography, USA, light source photography by lee scott, nature, outdoor, photography by Lee Scott, rights managed, us national parks, wild places, wilderness
Photo Info

Dimensions8688 x 5792
Original file size26.8 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken22-Aug-16 07:05
Date modified17-Sep-16 17:19
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5DS R
Focal length28 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/20 at f/16
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern
Denali Blue

Denali Blue

A Japanese photographers who has been photographing the wildlife in Denali National Park since 2000 told me about a reflection pond that he liked to visit from time to time. His reason for liking the spot-- it was quiet. Well I like quiet too, so I decided to give it this spot a try. And I loved it. I think I went back every morning and every evening for five straight days. It is such a special place of high beauty and exquisite silence. In all five days, I never met anyone else. One morning, however, I did see a cow moose easing through the grasses on the pond's edge. And one night after photographing sunset I saw 4 moose, 3 porcupine, countless snow hare and a few stars on the two and one half mile walk back to my campsite.
On the morning that Denali Blue was taken, I thought for sure I would finally see The Mountain. But just as the clouds above were lifting definitively, a curtain of fog came up from below. It was like a magnificent trick played on my expectations. A lesson learned: have no expectations. Just hold joy in the heart and be glad that there are still such beautiful places and such quiet places left on our Earth.
Denali National Park, Alaska