I’ve seen hundreds of images from this location in Denali National Park, and it’s hard to not follow suite, shooting the same composition as others. So I decided, instead, to photograph this spot, during the day, rather than sunrise or sunset, like so many other have, and take advantage of the sunshine lighting up the foliage around “Wonder Lake”…and to also take a long exposure which would soften the water and catch the clouds wisping by.  Luckily, Mount Denali stayed exposed, as the clouds rolled behind it, which added a dramatic effect by use of a long shutter speed.  Likewise, I captured the reflection I wanted from sky to water, since it was early in the day and the wind had not yet picked up.


I know many landscape photographers do not like to add human elements into their nature compositions but for me it's about balance and symmetry and the pier just added the perfect touch to a scene that has been photographed many times without such elements.




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Not to exceed 99 total prints

Thirty (30) Artist’s Proofs numbered “x of 30”

Sixty-nine (69) Limited Editions numbered “x of 69”


The Fine Art Landscape Photography of Jaysun McMillin