Ballaine Reflection

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Ballaine Lake in Fairbanks, Alaska

It has been a cold winter in Fairbanks this year. We haven’t had one in a few years. While I’m writing this, our outdoor thermometer is reading +30 °F! Our home is in the hills, though, and there’s a temperature inversion. The airport temp (15-minute drive) is +11 °F. We just exited a second cold snap that had us in weeks of -20 °F to -40°F for days. The earlier spell lasted a few weeks and was a bit colder.

I’m rambling. None of this has anything to do with Ballaine Lake except that while I sit here writing, wrapped in a blanket, I’m looking at summer photos. Like this one here, of Ballaine Lake. Located along Farmer’s Loop at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, it’s a sight I miss seeing on my daily commute. In the warm months, there are daily reflections of the beautiful spruce, boreal forest. Nightly too, since the Sun doesn’t set until well after midnight for much of the summer. In winter, it’s an access point for the cross-country ski trails on the University.

CameraNikon NIKON D7100 (Current model NIKON D7500)
Focal Length17.0 mm (25.0 mm in 35mm)
Aperturef/8
Exposure Time0.00625s (1/160)
ISO100

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