MM 3-44 Denali

We visited Denali National Park during a short trip to Alaska in July 2008 and  I took this shot of what was then called Mount McKinley but has since then been renamed Denali. It is the highest mountain in North America (20,310 feet). Denali means “the great one” in Athabaskan. This photo is my entry for this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge.


Denali, formerly known as Mount McKinley, is the highest mountain in North America (20,310 ft).

Click on the photo for a larger version of the photo.

We flew to Anchorage on Friday, attended a retirement party in Eagle River for my baby sister on Saturday, drove to the family’s summer cabin near Healy on Sunday, stopped at Denali National Park on the drive back to Eagle River on Monday, and flew home on Tuesday. It was quite a weekend!

Australian photographer Leanne Cole hosts the weekly Monochrome Madness Challenge. Drop by Leanne’s website on Thursdays (Wednesdays in Europe and North America) to see what photographers from all over the world are doing in monochrome these days.


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I am a family man with interests in family history, photography, history and travel.
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8 Responses to MM 3-44 Denali

  1. disperser says:

    During the whole time I was there, the mountain was socked in. We did take an excursion deep into the park (via bus) and saw the lower elevations of it.

    That is a nice clear photo of it.

    Minor comment: I’m not aware of a single Alaskan language. The name Denali comes from the Koyukon people who are native to Alaska (as far as anyone can be native to any one place):

    However, Alaska has multiple native languages:

    The naming dispute makes for an interesting read:

  2. kzmcb says:

    I think your photo is great. I love the texture of 1930 it projects.

    • I’m glad you liked it! I always start with Lightroom when I process my monochrome madness photos but usually end up in Nik Silver Efex Pro where I often decide to use the #036 Antique Plates II preset to get that special effect.

  3. Jane Lurie says:

    Beautiful image and post-processing.

  4. Beautiful capture!! Looks so good in monochrome!!

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