Mount Redoubt Sunset, Alaska

One of the highlights of living in Alaska during the winter are the amazing subarctic sunrises and sunsets that seem to last all day. Our trade-off for the beautiful, low-angle sunlight is that we only have a few hours of light during the day as the sun skirts along a few degrees above the southern horizon. Today (November 30, 2010) in Anchorage, sunrise was at 9:41 AM and sunset at 3:53 PM, giving us a total of 6 hours and 10 minutes of daylight. We’ll keep loosing a few minutes per day for the next few weeks until the Winter Solstice on December 21st when we’ll only have 5 hours and 28 minutes of light.

Here are a few pictures of today’s sunset and Mount Redoubt that I took from my home office window in Anchorage, Alaska:

November 30, 2010, Winter sunset view across Cook Inlet of Mount Redoubt Volcano from Goldenview Park, Anchorage, Alaska, United States. (Ron Karpilo)
Winter sunset view across Cook Inlet of Mount Redoubt Volcano (10,197 ft) in Lake Clark National Park from my home office window in Anchorage, Alaska, United States. © 2010 Ron Karpilo
Camera Gear: Nikon D300 Camera, Nikkor AF-S VR 70-200 mm f/2.8G IF-ED Zoom Lens, SanDisk Extreme III CompactFlash Card 16 GB
Camera Settings: Lens Focal Length 200mm, Shutter Speed 1/50, Aperture f/2.8, ISO 800

November 30, 2010, Winter sunset view across Cook Inlet of Mount Redoubt Volcano from Goldenview Park, Anchorage, Alaska, United States. (Ron Karpilo)
Winter sunset view across Cook Inlet of Mount Redoubt Volcano (10,197 ft) in Lake Clark National Park from my home office window in Anchorage, Alaska, United States. © 2010 Ron Karpilo
Camera Gear: Nikon D300 Camera, Nikkor AF-S VR 70-200 mm f/2.8G IF-ED Zoom Lens, SanDisk Extreme III CompactFlash Card 16 GB
Camera Settings: Lens Focal Length 70mm, Shutter Speed 1/40, Aperture f/2.8, ISO 800

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Ron Karpilo

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