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Gayle P. Clement | all galleries >> Galleries >> Gayle's Travelblog > Matanuska Glacier with Rainstorm in the Distance
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11-JUL-2007 ©Gayle P. Clement 2007

Matanuska Glacier with Rainstorm in the Distance

Glenn Highway

When we stopped to see the glacier from one of the viewpoints a rainstorm veiled the mountains in the distance. I tried to capture the many layers of river, trees, river bed, glacier and mountains.

We've spent the last two nights at the Glacier View RV park, a really delightful place. It has a cafe that serves expresso and wonderful homemade pie and meals, of course. There's wifi and cable TV and a view of the Matanuska glacier and of Sheep Mountain.

After breakfast we drove back west to drive down to an area that we whizzed by the afternoon before. I tried some multiple exposures to do an HDR photo . While I liked the result I learned a lot and will try this again. After a bit more driving we returned to the RV park for lunch before heading off to visit the Musk Ox farm. I bought a quviat ski band made of the musk ox wool. It's supposed to be eight times warmer than sheep's wool and is amazingly soft.

We then hiked to visit the Matanuska glacier and each took many more photos. If you'd like to see some of them they're at the beginning of the North to Alaska gallery.

Tomorrow we'll head out toward Anchorage to stock up before our time in Denali.

Nikon D2Xs
1/20s f/22.0 at 70.0mm iso160 full exif

other sizes: small medium large auto
Iain Kirk10-Aug-2007 15:53
The depth to this is wonderful...
A real sense of the space and majesty of the mountains really well captured.
Buz Kiefer16-Jul-2007 22:11
A mind blower.
Guest 15-Jul-2007 19:54
super layered shot. what a landscape.
Rich Westfall15-Jul-2007 01:15
All I can say, Gayle, is WOW!
Lloyd & Sandy Spitalnik14-Jul-2007 16:23
Spectacular image Gayle! S&L
joanteno12-Jul-2007 22:01
Love the HDR - Enjoy Denali!
Jess. ( Lady.D.)12-Jul-2007 21:14
Beautiful in every way......Jess
QUERIDO12-Jul-2007 18:04
Excellent shot,vote
J. Scott Coile12-Jul-2007 14:09
Beautiful revisit Gayle. I'll check out the HDR when I'm back in my office later. I too experimented with HDR in PS CS2 for my PaD Challenge image today. It will be quite a learning curve to get it down.
Robin Reid12-Jul-2007 13:59
Wonderful scene Gayle. The threatening clouds are a nice addition.
Katie Chew12-Jul-2007 13:20
Beautiful landscape. V
Dave Wixx12-Jul-2007 13:18
Lovely transient light and it looks like a great place to be.
Guest 12-Jul-2007 12:01
Great landscape shot. v.
akleja12-Jul-2007 09:45
Wonderful landscape!
firstbrook12-Jul-2007 09:02 us a piece of pie ;-)