Beauty of the North (sunrise+sunset mountains sky ). Photo by LDWinger
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Beauty of the North

Uploaded by: LDWinger

Sunday June 17, 2012

AK

Caption: Looking north, down the Atigun Valley far north of the Arctic Circle. The sun neither sets nor rises this time of year, this far north, but travels low on the horizon, providing great photo opportunities. This shot was taken at 1:00 AM from the north side of Atigun Pass.

Model: COOLPIX P90

Orientation: top - left

Exposure Time: 1/105 sec.

FNumber: f/4.5

ISO Speed Ratings: 64

Focal Length: 37.7 mm

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34. Cowgazer
4:33 PM GMT on October 22, 2013
Stunning image, you posted this just before I discovered WU
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33. minou
10:22 PM GMT on August 30, 2012
wow! love the soft style of harsh beauty
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32. katy99780
11:47 PM GMT on July 01, 2012
WOW!!!
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31. SKERT
11:36 PM GMT on July 01, 2012
Jack, I have not been putting much up on WuG so I missed your pics. I did a search after seeing those awesome photos on SMug. Lovely. SKERT
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30. kwoolkat
12:23 PM GMT on June 21, 2012
Wow, beautiful shot! God is an awesome Creator!
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29. LDWinger
6:45 PM GMT on June 20, 2012
You all are too kind. The beauty wasn't of my doing. Fortunately for me, I just happened to be in the right place at the right time so all I had to do was point the camera at the light and push the little button.

@Globe199: Correct. About 3/4 of a mile from the bottom of the climb on the north side of Atigun Pass. Here's another perspective on that scene -
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28. Wanda1948
5:47 AM GMT on June 20, 2012
A miracle of nature! Congratulations!
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27. catilac
11:15 PM GMT on June 19, 2012
Beautiful photo! Congratulations!
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26. novembergale
10:55 PM GMT on June 19, 2012
Very impressive shot! Congratulations!!!
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25. kristinarinell
9:59 PM GMT on June 19, 2012
beautiful layers...congratulations!
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24. beanhead
8:49 PM GMT on June 19, 2012
Stunning beauty!
Thanks for sharing it with us!
Congrats!
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23. fotomacc
8:46 PM GMT on June 19, 2012
This is one of the finest shots I have seen on WU. Thank you for sharing it with us.
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22. Tandistar
8:36 PM GMT on June 19, 2012
beautiful colors! Congratulations!
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21. observing
8:25 PM GMT on June 19, 2012
Superb. Like a well done painting!
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20. lorik
6:55 PM GMT on June 19, 2012

I LOVE it!!!
Beautiful view!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!:-)
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19. Clabo
4:17 PM GMT on June 19, 2012
Whoa, nice!!
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18. Bluesmaster
3:43 PM GMT on June 19, 2012
Impressive shot, AC congrats!
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17. windchimes1
3:14 PM GMT on June 19, 2012
Gorgeous !!!!!! Congrats on AC
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16. Proserpina
3:06 PM GMT on June 19, 2012
Superb!
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15. Globe199
2:37 PM GMT on June 19, 2012
Is this taken from the Dalton Highway?
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14. relishthejourney
2:27 PM GMT on June 19, 2012
Wow, grandeur and such magnificent color! Wonderful shot!!
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13. MissKitty2
2:22 PM GMT on June 19, 2012
Just magnificent. Your photography of Alaska is breathtaking.
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12. ChrisAnthemum
1:56 PM GMT on June 19, 2012
Gorgeous! Thanks for showing us! Congrats on the AC!
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11. Willow13
1:40 PM GMT on June 19, 2012
Okay, that does it!! I'm in love with Alaska!!!

Great photography!!
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10. hartfordwxman
12:46 PM GMT on June 19, 2012
Stunning view and you've captured well! Nice job!
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9. newenglandlight
12:18 PM GMT on June 19, 2012
Gorgeous shot! Congrats!
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8. Madermade
12:17 PM GMT on June 19, 2012
Incredibly beautiful and very deserving to be in this AC gallery, congratulations!
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7. gusbuster
12:00 PM GMT on June 19, 2012
Beautiful, remember the moments of traveling up the mountainside around sunset and just being washed in the beauty of the moment and hand in hand paradise-ttg. The shyness of the light reflects beautifully on your face, expectancy is about, for this must be where the angels live and love is birthed.
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6. snek
11:49 AM GMT on June 19, 2012
Fantastic!!! Congratulations on the AC!
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5. gardner48197
11:48 AM GMT on June 19, 2012
What a view, Congrats!!
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4. MurielK
11:40 AM GMT on June 19, 2012
Love this picture. Interesting information too. Makes you want to be there.
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3. Nita
11:25 AM GMT on June 19, 2012
Beautiful shot! I used to live in Alaska, and I remember those light all nighters. It sure is beautiful country up there.
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2. Kennebunker
11:12 AM GMT on June 19, 2012
Whoa - I'm with Keith on this one! Hard to imagine, but it sure explains that nomenclature "Land of the Midnight Sun". So beautiful!
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1. KSMc
10:45 AM GMT on June 19, 2012
Wow this is a beautiful image. Really hard for me, in the lower 48, to think that was taken in the middle of the night.
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About LDWinger

A resident of Alaska since 1957, now living on the north edge of the huge Wrangell-St Elias National Park & Preserve, I've traveled all over the state and found the Copper River Basin to be the place I prefer to call home. Magnificent scenery in every direction, four full seasons (although 3 of them can be pretty short), and wonderful people. Still, it is enjoyable traveling to other parts of North America, preferably on a motorcycle, seeing the scenery that the rest of the continent has to offer. We are truly blessed to live in such a nation, with such an abundance of natural riches.Create your own visitor map!

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