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Anchorage, Alaska received 134 inches of snow in 2012. The snowiest year ever. In Russian Jack Springs Park the snow was over my waist and I had to break trail with snowshoes or my dogs would get stuck up to their bellies. Theses images were taken in January-March of 2016. Berries remain bright red throughout the winter. I guess so birds can see them since they eat berries all winter long. Russian Jack Spring flows all season even when it is -20º F. When it is cold the stream produces fog that provides interesting scenes. The fog covers everything and freezes to tree branches for a very white wintery scene. I have included images of the park’s trails taken at night. I do not know the name of the photographed weeds, but they are tall and remain erect all winter. The photos of the mountains were taken from the park and covers the peaks located east of the Hill Side and Prospective Heights areas.

These images were taken with my Nikon D7000. I shoot all my photography with an aperture-priority setting to control depth of field. For landscapes I use f/8 or f/11 for lens produced sharpness. I used a Nikon 80-200 f/2.8 for many of these photos. I purchased it used and later sold it because it was to heavy and bulky. It was very sharp. I later purchased a Nikon 70-200mm f/4 that was lighter and as sharp. I use a tripod with wireless remote to prevent camera movement.
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