Call me crazy, but …

Call me crazy, but ...

I really love this cold snap we have been having. Sure, we are in the midst of a record cold snap for a long period of having below-zero Fahrenheit weather, but it makes for gorgeous scenery and great photo opportunities. I have found that my Nikon D300 is holding up surprisingly well in the face of steady below-zero temperatures, so long as I protect my spare battery supply by keeping it close to my body. Sure, it makes things a little challenging because I have to hold my breath while snapping the shutter or the fog of my breath will get in the way, but it is worth it. From a recent portrait session a few weeks ago, I knew that the Glen Alps area would be a great spot for late afternoon light and sunset, so Michelle and I headed up, sporting our new 2009 State Park Pass on the windshield of the truck. Not surprisingly, there were not many people up there despite the beautiful sun — it’s simply too cold for most to be out winter recreating. I stayed up there, shooting the cirque as well as views of Susitna and the Denali-Hunter-Foraker trio, until the sun went down and the temperature dropped.

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