While the weather in Alaska has been quite odd this winter–not much snow, lots of warm weather–when the weather does cooperate I just enjoy driving to a location and hiking to find an interesting composition. Like this one here. It was a cold, crisp day. The sky was clear and temps cold for several nights in a row which made for some very nice, heavy frost. This is about a 15 minute drive from my house, up in what we call the “hillside” of Anchorage. Look real close and you can see houses on the hillside in the background of this spot in Bear Valley.
I moved around until I had the sun just peaking around the tree. To get everything in focus, I calculated the hyperfocal distance using the app “DOF Master” on my phone.
This image was made with a Canon 5D Mark III and the 17-40mm lens at 17mm f16 1/25 second at ISO 100.