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Talkeetna Sunrise

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The first snow lays sparkling and undisturbed on the K2 Aviation runway this morning. Our days are already so much shorter; we live in a golden twilight from dawn to dusk. Today dawn broke between the wingtips of our Cessna 185 and the DeHavilland Beaver, casting long blue shadows at 9:48 AM. The quality of light is an amazing thing. Here on the silent early morning runway it evokes an otherworldly serenity. Our webcam catches the nuances of light on Mt. McKinley as well. The low angle of the sun at this time of year highlights the dramatic contrasts of rosy light and deep shadow over Denali’s ridge tops and ravines. Though our visitors are fewer in the winter months, they are treated to a majestic display unique to this time of year.

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