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Winter's Solstice

Winter in Alaska is my favorite season. Having grown up in a world where snow was as rare as a comet streaking across the sky, each snowy day feels like the wonder of Christmas. Winter days are short in Alaska. On solstice, the sun rises at 10 am and by 3:00 pm it is growing dark once again.


When a winter storm arrives the glow of the snow illuminates the darkest night. On rare occasions a dense fog descends, leaving the world covered in a crystalline frost. I have been overwhelmed by this winter beauty on many occasions and big snow events such as these are becoming rare. The climate of Alaska has changed so rapidly since I have lived here that I often feel that my winter photographs are now historical records of another time.


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