Snow Drift Fence

As you can see we are a tiny village surrounded by Tundra and ocean. These fences are put out in the middle of 'nowhere' in order to keep some of the snow from blowing into the village, where the snow drifts are higher than houses. I love the pale strip of light on the horizon for our little bit of daily light. Soon that will be gone too. (Ulgunik, Alaska... 350 miles above the Arctic Circle... saw two of Santa's reindeer out my classroom window a few days ago. They are actually a mix of caribou and reindeer, and are much smaller than our Oregon elk. I love the austerity of the landscape here.
Wow, I feel fortunate to be in tropical Minnesota! Austere, indeed, quite a landscape.
posted November 29th, 2017  
My goodness that is a lot of snow!
posted November 29th, 2017  
Wonderful - I love the simplicity and monotone of this image.
posted November 29th, 2017  
Nice composition of this minimalist scene!
posted November 29th, 2017  
Cool picture.
posted November 29th, 2017  
Wow, not something I'm used to seeing!
posted November 29th, 2017  
Wow such a harsh extreme landscape. Hard to think of people living there.
posted November 29th, 2017  
Amazing :)
posted November 29th, 2017  
powerful and beautiful
posted November 29th, 2017  
Beautifully composed and shot!
posted November 29th, 2017  
This is definitely what you went up there to see! So well composed - the lighting and tones are powerful. Fav
posted November 29th, 2017  
This is so lovely. The starkness makes it so.
posted November 29th, 2017  
Stunning in its simplicity.
posted November 29th, 2017  
lovely minimalism
posted November 29th, 2017  
Wonderful!
posted November 29th, 2017  
This is an amazing image. You should frame it as a memory of your time there. Deserves to be framed! Fav.
posted November 29th, 2017  
What a stunning sight....
posted November 29th, 2017  
It is stunning where you are and your images are so appealing. As you say, that strip of light on the horizon is most wonderful.
posted November 29th, 2017  
Terrific composition and capture.
posted November 30th, 2017  
Wow, would have never thought about doing that. great capture.
posted November 30th, 2017  
Beautiful capture.
posted November 30th, 2017  
Wonderful shot.
posted November 30th, 2017  
Stunning shot with great use of negative space. Fav
posted December 2nd, 2017  
Austerity -- that word says it all for this image.
posted January 3rd, 2018  
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