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Sunset on Mt. Redoubt
1997

The Anchorage Waterways Council had yearly photo contests where the entries were displayed in Anchorage's Lousac Library.
The winners and their awards were announced at the end of the display.
I got fired up and entered this one.

It was awarded an Honorable Mention.
I was tickled.
I even got a ribbon.
At the after awards meeting, I was asked how I had made the photo.
I explained that I had worked several years to get it.
Catching the sun setting into Mt. Redoubt from Turnagain Arm had been difficult to do.
I had to find a location where I could get the event to happen from Turnagain Arm, plus the added coincidence of paralleling the slope of the mid ground mountain.
It only happened 2X a year.
This was caught in early winter.
Then, it needed a clear sky for the duration of the shoot.
I needed to calculate the exposures for the multiexposure photo.
The sun took approx 7 minuted to move through it's diameter with a final exposure to set the foreground and mountain.
It was done on film, no PhotoShop.

They told me that if they had known what had gone into making it, it would have received a better placing.
I was really ticked off!

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