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Kenai Lake in Autumn

I returned to Cooper Landing the next weekend for more photography, now that the snow was in the peaks. We hiked up Slaughter Ridge again, but not as far. I’d spotted this colorful stand of birch last time. Today the weather was warm and Julie didn’t mind waiting the 20 minutes as I fussed with the camera. The rear standard of my Toyo 45CF was kept vertical, which necessitated a drop of the bed and also of the front standard. Very little front tilt was needed. I used a spot meter to read the exposure on the green hillside of spruce on the left (just out of view). This exposure was made with the 150mm lens set at f/16 and one third then exposed for 1/30th of a second onto Fuji Velvia 100.


We saw one hiker, one hunter, and one runner on the trail that day. That’s three more people than I’ve ever seen on the ridge before.


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Taken on September 29, 2007