Moose’s Tooth Massif

Equipment Info
Canon Canon EOS 5D Mark II
7965784/1000000 sec. / ISO 100
State/Province/Region
Alaska
Nearest Area
Denali NP
Town
Talkeetna
Brief Directions

Fly out of Talkeetna with Sheldon Air Service

Notes

Canon EOS 5D II; Canon EF 28-70mm @ 50mm; RAW capture: f/16 @ 1/250 sec. ISO 100; Auto Exposure; counterweighted-average metering; Auto WB

Description

Don Sheldon pioneered flying Alaskans to glaciers beginning in 1932. We arranged for a grand tour of Denali plus a glacier landing through Sheldon Air Service in Talkeetna. Our flightseeing trip was in a De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver Mk1. The only way Denali can be truly appreciated, is from the air. The distinct vertical columns of the Moose's Tooth Massif, with Bear Tooth on the right, appear suddenly on the East as one approaches the northern end of the mile-wide Ruth Gorge. The granite walls are 5000 feet high and dwarf the plane. We were blessed with fresh snow from earlier in the week, but generally clear skies over the mountain, interrupted by a few clouds rising on updrafts as the sun rose in the sky. Small, fixed-wing aircraft have vibrations associated with the engine and propeller, and are easily jostled by wind gusts. The photographer must use his arms to form a gimble to counteract these and absorb the vibrations.

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Date Added
February 25, 2018
Date Taken
February 24, 2018

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