Fire and Ice

Equipment Info
Canon Canon EOS-1D X
8965784/1000000 sec. / ISO 400
State/Province/Region
Alaska
Nearest Area
Mendenhall Glacier
Town
Juneau
Notes

Photographed with a Canon EOS-1D X using a 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens at 58mm. Settings were f/11.0, 1/500 sec and ISO-400.

Description

Fireweed leading to Mendenhall Glacier. During the summertime in Alaska the perenniel known as Fireweed is in bloom and it can be found everywhere. According to Wikipedia, these tenacious wildflowers "grow and flower as long as there is open space and plenty of light" carpeting entire meadows in beautiful pink flowers.

The Mendenhall Glacier is a 13-mile long glacier visible from Juneau, Alaska. I had a flight that afternoon so didn't have time to hike much closer to see the Glacier itself. The water flowing through the area was a smooth, steel grey resulting from heavy silt residue caused by the grinding of bedrock due to glacial erosion. July 10, 2016

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Date Added
December 21, 2016
Date Taken
December 21, 2016

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