The area around McCarthy, Alaska, is not only immense, it is immensely empty of humans. The paltry few there now are dwarfed in time and space by the Kennicott Glacier. That said this 4 mile wide chunk of ice has shrunk by volumes since first photographed in the early 1900s when it was still high enough that it completely blocked the views of these distant, snow-covered mountains in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Walking on the glacier, done safely with a guide, is a life-altering experience, one that left me feeling blessedly insignificant.

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Pentax K-7, 1/200, f/11, 55mm, ISO200 with slight adjustments in LR.


Very interesting, with the lines leading the viewer to the people. I long for more detail in the brightest tones, though.

When I find the original file, I’ll def. do that! There was not only snow and sun but blowing snow too.

Working from a screen capture, I was able to make a few changes that, you are absolutely right, improve it. The blowing snow is now at least more visible. Thanks.