The Full Moon

It was a rare combination in Juneau – the full moon and clear skies. Such an opportunity for night photography was hard to pass – a chance for a photo of the moon reflecting in the lake by the glacier. I drove to the Mendenhall Glacier after work and walked out to the lake… I forgot it was December in Southeast Alaska, when lakes are normally frozen. Moonlight sparkled in the snow over the whole lake, with no sight of open water for the moonlight to reflect in. As I was walking back, I saw the Big Dipper hanging low over moon-lit Mt. McGinnis, which flanks the east side of the Mendenhall Glacier.

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I did get a couple of shots of the  moonlight reflections in the Gastineau Channel next to downtown Juneau.

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