Hikers make the trek to Portage Glacier on frozen Portage Lake in Southcentral Alaska.

In late winter, when outdoor temperature moderate, hikers trek across the frozen Portage Lake about three miles one way to the face of Portage Glacier. A clearing storm revealed beautiful directional light across the lake and surrounding mountains. By converting the color image to black and white the drama of the light came through. Over the course of a few decades the glacier has receded quite a bit.
Taken with a Canon 5D Mark IV and EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens.

Photographer: Ray Bulson
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Ray Bulson is a freelance photographer based in Eagle River and specializes in fine art nature photography. He has been photographing for thirty years. His fine art landscapes have been exhibited at Ptarmigan Arts Gallery in Homer; North America Nature Photography Association’s (NANPA) Fine Art Exhibit; Rarefied Light; and the Alaska Society of Outdoor and Nature Photographers’ alaskaWILD shows. Ray teaches several digital photography and post-processing workshops in the Anchorage area. He currently serves as President of the Alaska Society of Outdoor and Nature Photographers.

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