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The Great One

Denali National Park & Preserve
Alaska, USA

"Denali" - Loosely translated it means “The Great One” in the native tongue.  It is an ancient mountain and it is also an ancient tongue.  It causes me to stop and wonder how they knew that this was The Great One.  Had they come from elsewhere?  Had they seen other mountains, not so great?  This is, after all, the highest peak in North America at 20,320 feet above sea level.  While Everest is the tallest, Denali has a greater rise (vertical ascent) and larger bulk than Everest making it one of, if not the most, formidable hunks of rock on the planet. 

The most vertical… hmmm, is that why they called it The Great One?  We may never really know.  There is a truth that I do know, and have first hand knowledge of - it’s stunningly beautiful and magnificently gigantic.

See Ya On the Trail!


Field Notes
Camera:  Arca Swiss 8x10 f-line camera    
Lens:  300mm
Aperture:  f64
Exposure:  4 Seconds
Film:  Professional Fuji Astia 100f