After waiting out a few days of rain in southcentral Alaska, I worked my way to the Harding Ice Field and Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park, on the Kenai Peninsula. The Exit Glacier flows out of the Harding Icefield, and terminates at a popular walk up viewing point accessible by road near Seward, Alaska. The trail on to the Icefield is excellent and easy to travel, but the hike is strenuous due to nearly 4000 of vertical feet in as many miles. The heart of any landscape photographer seems to beat harder at the first and last light of the day, and this image of the Exit Glacier was made a little past my preferred window of light, but still holds its own, largely due to shooting perpendicular to the sun, accenting shadow and dimension.
It is hard to complain about a clear day like this, but it tends to restrict shooting to a narrow window during the morning and evening. These sorts of views are visual earth quakes, and nearly command one to sit and just stare. Its a magnificent region and I hope to return again next year.