Week #10, Project 52 – “ Evening walk along the Tanana…”
This is a pretty pedestrian shot of the Tanana River. It was a nice evening for a walk although it was a little cool and windy. What is more surprising is that we haven’t had to deal with smoke from interior forest fires yet. It was a year of low snowfall and it’s been a dry spring, but so far so good. Unfortunately, our fellow Alaskans in south central aren’t so lucky. The Funny River Fire is at about 150 sq miles and has become a threat to neighborhoods and recreation properties. Fires burn on average over 1 million acres each year in Alaska, and since the interior has lightning storms, we have our fair share of a smoke laden Tanana Valley. Our thoughts and prays are with those fighting and dealing with the not-so-Funny River Fire.
Back to my weekly photo. This was taken about 9:30 pm Sunday night. The river bed is wide but the water is pretty low. It had been cloudy most of the day, so I was hoping for a more dramatic sunset. But I can’t complain since things are starting to both clear up and warm up.
Taken with a Canon 5D3, 16-35mm @ 21mm, 1/80th sec, f/11.0, iso 100, 3 exp +/-2 stops, Lightroom, Photomatix.