Winter wonders

Winter wonders

It is times like these days when I love winter in Alaska. We have had a few days of clear, sunny weather; which, in the winter, means cold weather. But, as a photographer, I love the quality of the light, the opportunities to capture the golden hues, the pastels, and see winter in all of its frozen glory. I hate the mid-winter Chinook winds that crank the temperature up to 40 degrees and spill ugly rain over all of winter’s sculptures. No, I prefer the bitter cold mornings with fog that creates the delicate hoar frost on the trees or sculpts rivers into marvels of ice, like this image of the Knik River. A local talk radio host, C.C., said earlier this week that she loves this weather, that, for our six months of winter, she would prefer if we could have three months of this. I would tend to agree.

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