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Time Of Day And Weather Differences

Denali LandscapeMorning Reflections At Nugget PondMisty Morning At Nugget PondA Stormy Denali Sunrise

Morning Views of Nugget Pond, The Alaska Range, and Denali Mountain

I write a monthly “Photography In The National Parks” column for the National Parks Traveler. I try to gear the column for any type of photography, from smartphone to point-and-shoot to SLR. I will own up that quite a few of my tips involve things for SLRs, like Neutral Density and Polarizing filters, but for the most part, the tips and techniques I include are for any sort of photographer. One of the tips I emphasize in many of my articles for this column is to visit (re-visit) a favorite spot during different seasons, weather conditions, and times of the day. The images above, taken during an August stay at Camp Denali in Denali National Park & Preserve, were captured during the morning hours, but on different days and under different weather conditions. As you can see, they all look a little different, don’t they?

Copyright Rebecca L. Latson, all rights reserved.

 

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The Long, Dusty Road Through The Park

The Long Dusty Park Road

The long, dusty road through the park, Denali National Park & Preserve
 
Happy Monday! Hope the beginning of the workweek for the majority of you doesn’t feel like a long dusty road toward the next weekend.
 
This shot was taken a few years prior, during a trip I took to this national park. This was captured on a bus at the end of my stay there, on the day we were heading back to the visitor center. The road through the park is 92 miles long and gravel for most of the way, so the trip itself takes about 3-4 hours, including any stops along the way for photos.
 
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Good Morning!

Early Morning In Denali

The morning view from my cabin in Denali National Park & Preserve

I recently finished up an article for future publication in the National Parks Traveler, dealing with photographic themes. In the article, I mention I tend to capture sunrise shots (if I can) in every park I visit. This was one such sunrise image, taken during my stay at Camp Denali in Denali National Park & Preserve, in Alaska.

On a side note, I’m glad its getting lighter earlier in the mornings, now. Of course, that means I have to get up earlier in order to get to a prime spot for sunrise shots 🙃

Copyright Rebecca L. Latson, all rights reserved.

 

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A Photographer’s Stay in Denali National Park

The National Parks Traveler has just published my latest photography article.  Click on this link to go check it out.

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National Parks Traveler: My 5 Fave Shots for 2014

The National Parks Traveler website has just published my latest photography article:  My 5 Fave Shots for 2014.  Click on this link if you want to go check it out!

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Oh Denali!

Becky at the Park Entrance

As mentioned in my previous post, the National Parks Traveler has published my latest photography article.  To check it out, click on the image above.

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Nugget Pond: Same Place, Different Time and Day

Nugget Pond Reflection

I‘m a bad blogger, I know I am.  It’s been a month, right, since I last posted? Until recently, I’ve been traveling, then I had a food photo session last weekend and now  am preparing for a wedding photoshoot in a couple of weeks and – oh yeah – I have my day job with which to contend.

I actually have an upcoming article that will be published in the National Parks Traveler, the link of which I’ll provide in a new blog post.  For now, though, here’s something I wanted to post for your viewing pleasure.

Remember my last article that was published for the National Parks Traveler?  It dealt with returning to the same scene in a national park but during different seasons, different times of day, and different weather patterns in order to get totally different looks for the same place.

Well, I applied this  during my recent visit to Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska, while staying at Camp Denali.  The scene you see is Nugget Pond, situated right in front of Camp Denali’s lodge building.  Time of day was either morning or afternoon.  The weather ranged from sunny to overcast to stormy, with clouds in between.

Morning View at Nugget Pond

Sun and Clouds at Nugget Pond

Stormy Evening at Nugget Pond

Morning Reflection on Nugget Pond - HORIZ

Denali in the Morning 1

Becky on the Front Porch

Enjoying my first cup of coffee for the morning on the porch of the Potlatch Building.  Do I look a little tired?  Well, I probably was, from all of the activities in which I’d been involved and with plenty more fun ahead of me.

Stay tuned for my upcoming article about photographing in Denali National Park that will be published in the National Parks Traveler.

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